Health: Take It Personally!
I love teaching Health at Wooster Middle School! I love discussing the benefits to being physically, mentally/emotionally and socially healthy. My seventh grade students will be looking at how being physically active and eating specific foods will improve their overall health. Aside from the “obvious” benefits, students will learn that physical activity can prevent, delay and even reduce the risk of developing diabetes, certain cancers and high / low blood pressure. We’ll also be discussing nutrition, specifically the nutritional food guidelines and fact labels. My eighth grade students will be discussing how their bodies are changing physically, mentally/emotionally and socially as they move through adolescence. They’ll learn that it’s not so easy being an adult and just maybe they should enjoy being a kid a little longer. I'll help them work on handling these changes more easily! I encourage my students to open as many dialogues as possible with their parents/guardians about the variety of health related topics which we address throughout my class.
Course Requirement for Middle School Health Education
All students will attend one marking period during the academic school year in both 7th and 8th grades with Mrs. Cable.
Communication is a necessary ingredient in a school setting in order to keep parents/guardians, and students informed of their progress in Health!
Parent Health Links
Here are some great links to help you talk to your middle school student!
Eight National Health Standards
- Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
- Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.