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Health and Wellness

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Goal Setting

Teacher Guide by Patrick Healey


Utilizing proper goal setting techniques will help students effectively hone in on interests and desires. Keeping yourself motivated to reach long term goals is a hurdle individuals must accomplish to reach their intended outcome. A dream is a goal without any action plan. Following the SMART goals format, students can develop their goals with an effective method.

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Gender and Sexuality

By Patrick Healey


Human sexuality is a nuanced topic and students may be presented with conflicting information. Tackling the topic in the classroom can be a complex task for anyone. Ignoring the topic is no solution. Teens today want to talk about this subject and the role of the teacher is to facilitate the discussion in an educational and progressive manner.

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Addiction

Teacher Guide by Patrick Healey


The impact of drug addiction is felt by everyone. While America has around five percent of the world’s population, it consumes about eighty percent of the world’s supply of painkillers. This has led to drug overdoses taking over the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Educating our youth is a critical preventative method to curbing the opioid epidemic.

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Ice Breakers

By Patrick Healey


Make this year more effective by enhancing students' comfort level in your class. Health education covers various topics that, to most, may be a difficult topic to talk about. Personally, this is the reason I enjoy this subject so much. It’s the teacher’s role to create a classroom environment to invoke and support discussion of difficult topics. Comfort and safety is not only important for students to feel around their peers, but to feel with their teacher as well. A health education teacher is a potential resource for students, providing comfort for any students reaching out. Students may challenge themselves in your classroom if they feel it's a safe place.

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Decision Making Skills

Teacher Guide by Patrick Healey


We are all a result of our decisions. Decision making is an important life skill for students to develop and practice in a safe environment. Making tough decisions can be an anxiety-provoking exercise. These following activities will help develop positive decision makers.

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Coping Skills and Disordered Eating

Teacher Guide by Patrick Healey


Preventing someone from suffering from an eating disorder is difficult. These activities will help students recognize media’s influence on our body image and expectations, as well as critical warning signs and red flags of an eating disorder. The habits and destructive behaviors of someone suffering from an eating disorder is usually kept hidden in plain sight from the people around them. Engage students with these activities while bringing awareness to a dangerous mental health issue.

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Take Your Health Classroom in Different Directions

By Patrick Healey


The average percentage of visual learners sitting in your classroom is 65%. Storyboard That could be a wonderful tool to help reach the majority of your students in an original and creative manner. Utilizing Storyboard That could be a fun assessment tool, discussion starter, or presentation format for students and teachers. Time efficiency isn’t usually something that is thought about when making stories, but Storyboard That achieves just that. Armed with the drag and drop and copy features, it’ll allow your students to create work in a timely manner.

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Unhealthy Relationships

Teacher Guide by Patrick Healey


One in three adolescents will be a victim of either verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse during their lifetime. Ignoring this topic in our schools will not lower these numbers. As teachers, we are limited to the small amount of time we have in our classrooms to make an impact on student decision-making. Aspects of unhealthy relationships can take many forms and be tough to talk about. The following lessons and resources will be another tool in your in classroom discussion.

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Anti Bullying

Teacher Guide by Patrick Healey


One in five students each year are bullied in some way, shape, or form. The impact of bullying on the victim is immense, usually leading to increased anxiety, depression, and loss of interest. These effects usually continue into teenage years and adulthood. It’s imperative to talk about this with your students

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Physical Education Assessments

By Patrick Healey


Let’s be honest, students dread written work in a class designated to increase physical activity and improve social skills. We can make these assessments more exciting and fun for students. Yeah, that’s right, fun assessments.

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Self Esteem

Teacher Guide by Patrick Healey


When children have high self esteem, they make positive decisions that better themselves. Poor self esteem may lead to more destructive decisions. These decisions may be as little as not joining a team/club, or as risky as crumbling under peer pressure. Enable students to build a positive self concept and help students help themselves.

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Peer Pressure Refusal Skills

Teacher Guide by Patrick Healey


Throughout a student's education they more than likely will experience some form of peer pressure. Arming students with the knowledge and skills to refuse negative peer pressure and support positive peer pressure will create a better environment for all. These activities, suggestions, and content will help you get these important messages across.

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Bullying Education

By Bridget Baudinet


With the rise of social media in recent decades, educators have seen an increase in both cyberbullying and traditional bullying among school-aged youth. In recognition of this, many schools have made bullying awareness and prevention a priority. The first step in making a difference is education. Faculty, staff, parents, and students all need to be educated in identifying, responding to, and preventing bullying.

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Types of Bullying

By Rebecca Ray


Here at Storyboard That, we believe every student should have the right to a quality education, free of intimidation. We have found that by using storyboards to create role-playing scenarios, students can better see the effects and characteristics of bullying. Through interactive lessons, you can help change student mindsets from “bullying is a problem” to “bullying is a problem, and I can do something about it”.

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