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Hexagonal Thinking in Health Education

If you know me, you’ll know I’m always searching for different pedagogical techniques to use in my classroom. Part of this is just curiosity around what helps students learn, but part of it is my focus on making sure students get an academic health education experience where they can apply […]

Skill Cues for Analyzing Influences

The second skill of the National Health Education Standards (NHES) is the skill of analyzing influences. Out of all the skills from the NHES, this one can raise the most questions, from both teachers and students. The skill is defined as: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, […]

The Skill Development Series: Step One

NOTE: This is the second post in a series breaking down the skill development model in skills based health education. Check out the introductory post here. As I stated in my introductory post, linked here, if you’re following a skills based approach to teaching health education, you follow a five […]

My HEALTH Daily Routine

Last spring, I was looking for a way to communicate to my students the routine I wanted them to follow when they entered my classroom. I did some thinking, and took the word “Health” and made it into an acronym for my students to follow. I made a little poem/rhyme/rap […]