Personality Styles — Who Am I?

Personality Styles lessons are a great way of following up a Goals or Good Intentions unit.  Everyone loves to figure out  — “Who Am I?”   (Once people begin to develop goals and recognize the difference between a goal and a good intention, they then need to understand themselves better) A lot of people struggle with “Who Am I and I wish I… Read more »

4 Reasons why a Goals or Good Intentions Unit is the perfect way to begin Health class

You have to grab a student’s attention before they will pay attention. Make everything about them: their future their dreams their hopes and desires.      I use a Future Me activity which develops a student’s self-awareness about 5 of the most important areas of their future. Students have an option to select from great to disastrous ideas for what they want… Read more »

Why I Do Not Teach a Health Triangle Unit

Since Health textbooks start out with the Concept of the Health Triangle (Physical, Mental, and Social Health), many health teachers begin health class teaching this concept. Most teachers have students read the chapter in the book, answer the questions and do an art activity involving the triangle. The art activity was meant to incorporate the concepts that each side of… Read more »

The Wisdom of Experience –A Cute Marriage Story

I love to tell this story to illustrate how people of different ages relate to the same thing. A six-year old boy told his father he wanted to marry the little girl across the street. Being modern and well-schooled in handling children, he hid his smile behind his hand and with a serious look on his face exclaimed, “That’s a… Read more »

Dread Calling Parents??? Try This!

For a long time, I dreaded calling parents because I knew the calls upset the parents. I felt awkward in a dynamic where the parent was embarrassed and many times defensive. I dreaded those calls: when you don’t have good news for a parent, the calls just don’t feel very good. This changed when I became familiar with a concept —-… Read more »

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