Teaching Tips

5 Tips for Teaching Health in the Gym

5 Tips for Teaching Health in a Gym - How to teach meaningful lesson in a loud gymnasium. Janelle from Project School Wellness, maker of lesson plans that change lives, share five ways to teach meaningful lesson in a gym. A must read blog post for every PE teacher!

    Teaching health in a gymnasium can be quite the challenge. It’s a space where learning takes place through movement and play with loud music and chatty teens. And transitioning to a more traditional classroom experience can take some work.  5 Tips for Teaching Health in the Gym! Click To Tweet I’ve been super…

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Anxiety: Warning Signs and Ways to Help (Insight from a School Counselor)

    Anxiety is a hot topic in schools. It feels like each year we’re encountering more and more students dealing with anxiety. Unfortunately, between my district’s lack of proper training and support and my shortcoming in trying to understand, I’ve been failing my students (read more on that here). And if you’re reading this, I’m guessing…

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Turtles All the Way Down: How a YA Novel Helped Me Finally Understand Anxiety

Turtles All the Way Down: How a YA Book Helped Me Finally Understand Anxiety and mental illness. 

I did not understand anxiety in the slightest unit I read John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down. This YA novel is a must read for every teacher. This book taught me so much about anxiety, OCD and mental illness in general. John Green writes about mental illness in such a profound manner. If you want to learn about anxiety and mental health. you need to read this book. 

How to teach students with anxiety. How to handle anxiety in your classroom. Understanding anxiety when you’ve never experienced it.

    Anxiety.  As teachers, we hear the term daily. We’re informed of students who experience it. We’re given training on how to understand it. We’re empowered and equipped to guide students through the storm. Well, at least we’re supposed to be. Five things Turtles All the Way Down taught me about anxiety Click To Tweet…

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