Breathing Life into Health Skill 8: A Twist on the Traditional Field Day

Bringing our standards-based health curriculum to life is important if we want students to make connections between the classroom and the world in which they live. We need to find ways in which students can promote healthy norms and healthy behaviors and we have to provide students with the opportunity to amplify their health-enhancing messages …

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The Beginners Guide to Skills-Based Health Education

If you’re anything like me, you’ve heard of skills-based health education, you seem intrigued by skills-based health education, but you just don’t know where to start when designing a skills-based health education curriculum.  When I was first introduced to skills-based health education, I thought “this seems so fun!”, “my students will love this!”, “I will …

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Helping Students Improve Their Health Literacy

I want you to close your eyes for a minute and think back to your high school or junior high health education experience. What do you remember?...if anything?  More importantly, what “Letter Grade” would you give yourself today, right now,  if we did an accurate assessment of your health and well-being?   Anyone not get …

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