Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lesson 1 on Body Image

Class on Thursday & Friday (Jan 31 & Feb 1): To begin our understanding of body image we discussed factors that determine the health weight range for an individual. The Body Mass Index is a measure that takes three of … Continue reading

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Lesson on Goal-setting and Project Introduction

Class on Tuesday and Weds (Jan 29 & 30) began with identifying important guidelines to follow when setting goals. Students then selected five specific, realistic and worthwhile goals, long or short-term, to work towards. Ms. Lockwood then introduced the Self-reflection … Continue reading

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Lesson on Identity and Values

The lesson on Friday and Monday (Jan 25 & 28) began with students identifying Five stress management techniques to actively pursue (from a LIST generated by students). We then explored the concept of IDENTITY and a key developmental task of adolescence: … Continue reading

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Lesson on the Brain and Relaxation

The lesson for class on January 23 and 24 (Wednesday & Thurs) began with a Chocolate Meditation followed by a Written Reflection on the same. Students then downloaded the 3D Brain app on their iPads. Using this app and three handouts (One, … Continue reading

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Lesson on Stress

The lesson on Monday and Tuesday (Jan 21 & 22) explored the concept of stress – what it is, what it may look, feel like, and sound like, what are the series of changes that occur in the body when … Continue reading

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Self Esteem Lesson 2

Students had their second lessons on Self Esteem on Thursday and Friday (Jan 17 & 18). We listened to “Like a Rock” by Bob Seger and then students use This WORKSHEET to analyze the lyrics to identify those lines that relate … Continue reading

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Self Esteem Lesson 1

On Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan 15 & 16), the lesson explored the concept of self esteem, characteristics of people with high self-esteem, and why self-esteem is relevant to other health behaviors. Ms Lockwood shared a Self Esteem Presentation and then students … Continue reading

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Analyzing Influences

Two important reasons for studying health: to be happy (high levels of health being a strong predictor of happy and content people, like the Danes) and to live as long as Japanese women (who have the longest life expectancy at … Continue reading

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Health Triangle Lesson

The lesson on Jan 9 & 10 was an introduction to the Health Triangle, following an activity about characteristics of an ‘ideal classroom’. Students first provided written responses to a Health KOW. Following two student activities to generate thinking about … Continue reading

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Welcome and Happy New Year!

Welcome to Health 8! I am looking forward to an exciting Spring semester together! This blog is where you will find homework, class materials, and relevant links for topics that we are studying. Please take time to review the Course Syllabus and Classroom … Continue reading

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