Below you will find skills based health resources, as well as classroom management tools and teaching approaches.

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#HealthEd #SlowChatHealth #SkillsBasedHealth  


Skills Based Health:

"The drugs will change, but the skills will remain the same" - Andy Horne.

We need to teach students content, but the skills that they acquire serve as the lifeblood of a sound health education program.  Below you will find activities organized by the health education skills.  The skill categories are taken from language used both at the national level, and in the New York State Health Education Guidance Document.  


"Accessing Valid and Reliable Information, Products and Services"


Activity 1:  S



"Analyzing Influences"
T


Activity 1





"Interpersonal Communication"
T


Activity 1:  S



"Decision Making"
T


Activity 1:  S



"Goal Setting"
T


Activity 1:  S



"Self Management"
T


Activity 1:  S



"Advocacy"
T


Activity 1:   Students were given multiple pathways to choose from as they advocated for healthy relationships.  Prior to creating their projects, students had lessons on sexual assault, rape, dating violence, and warming signs of a potentially toxic relationship.  Students could deliver messages that aligned with the "That's Not Love" campaign, the "It's On Us" campaign, or come up with an original story in the form of a PSA or poster.  These students created text message conversations that showed, coercion, manipulation, controlling behaviors and using love as a weapon.

#ThatsNotLove


"Relationship Management"
T


Activity 1:  S



"Stress Management"
T


Activity 1:  S

 "Cell Phone Usage"
 Allowing students to access their cell phones during class to engage in a specific part of the lesson can create management issues from time to time.   One system that I adopted after seeing something similar on twitter, is the traffic light system.  When the students walk into the room and look at the whiteboard to see the days objective, they are also made aware of the days expectation in terms of their cell phones.   

RED LIGHT - I should not see your phone during today's class.
YELLOW LIGHT - I should not see your phone now, but we will use them later.
GREEN LIGHT
 - We are starting class by using our cell phones, but once we are done, they go away.

When it comes to setting clear expectations the role of the red light and the green light are obvious, but the yellow light is needed.  If a student will need to borrow a device, or partner up later in class because they do not have one, there are no surprises later.
   

Setting Up Your Room:

Make Your Brain Hurt

 I overheard one of the science teachers in my building use this phrase and I loved it so I made these posters for both of is to hang in our rooms as a constant reminder for our students to think deeply.


Click the picture to be directed to an editable version of the document. 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LZOh-nkGmLCenlGYpIDW6dkr9yUfwwsYIM1iD6aywak/copy
Click the image to see a see a sheet that could be used for students to analyze common slang terms for drugs.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16zI5PAQ9-6bHJH4UpD_Ccn4vxc_BiVuc6UMOQsjJtTk/copy
Click the image to see 31 events that could exist prior to and during a relationship.  Students work in small groups to place them in order.
 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ncgFgZOHX2LwcsyFqpvVrsF2jzkZ-wwJ9eepao7bY9w/copyClick the image to read the story of Jess and Peter.  One story, from one night, two different perspectives.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OmBcDDUI0ASon3-Q3Q6aimLFc7SXgYRz2xekzuyIrIw/copy
Click the image to read a letter written to you from your best friend.  Your friend just started a new relationship, and the letter is littered with warning signs that the relationship could become toxic, and red flags that it may already be there. 


 
 
 

 
 
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