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How Professional Associations Have Made Me a Better Health and Physical Education Teacher and Leader

SHAPE America

When I started teaching, I had heard a little bit about the South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (SCAHPERD), but at the time had no idea how this association would help me grow personally and professionally, transforming me into the educator I am today.

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Connecting Health Literacy to Youth Vaping Prevention

SHAPE America

Health Literacy Is an Everyday Issue Health Literacy Month is an opportune time to consider the role you play in helping and educating people, especially youth, on making healthy choices. Health literacy also applies to understanding the harms of tobacco use. Read up on how to talk about vaping with teens.

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Using the National Health Education Standards and Other Important Elements to Guide Your Teaching in Health Ed

SHAPE America

The question above is one I am often asked as the person responsible for health and adapted/physical education in Oregon’s Portland Public Schools (PPS). PPS provides more health education than many school districts in the United States. In Oregon, there are over 20 laws and mandates that govern and/or influence K-12 health education.

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7 Ways to Turn Health Literacy Month Into a School-Wide Celebration

SHAPE America

During Health Literacy Month this October, it’s a good time to ask: What if we celebrated health literacy like we celebrate sports? What if the entire school and community applauded students for developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be health-literate individuals ? Get creative and use your connections!

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How Physical Education Plays a Core Role in Student Development

Speaker: Shane Pill PhD, MEd, BEd, LMACHPER, FACHPER - Physical Education and Sports Researcher, Professor, Consultant, and Speaker

By providing education in movement competency, education on using movement to develop the ability to be self-regulated and motivated, and education through movement to develop ‘habits of mind’ for positive and constructive engagement with others, PE provides a basis for personal and community health and wellbeing.

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Prevention Education is Health Literacy: How to SHAPE the Conversation

SHAPE America

October is Health Literacy Month, and the team at Ask, Listen, Learn is excited to collaborate with SHAPE America to share free resources to aid in starting conversations with your students about the importance of saying “NO” to underage drinking and empowering them in making informed, healthy choices. Prevention Education Is Key.

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Lessons Learned From Decades of Advocating for Health and Physical Education

SHAPE America

Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE), a SHAPE America state affiliate, has been “speaking out” for quality health and physical education in Wisconsin for more than two decades. Advocating for health and physical education is worth the effort! Advocacy was at an all-time high that day thanks to “Dr.