The purpose of this page is to post ideas and lesson frameworks from our Health lessons so that parents can engage students at home in related health conversations.
puberty and sexual health
As part of our Health and Physical Education curriculum, students will engage in three Puberty and Sexual Health lessons next week with Pam Richmond, who I introduce below. Pam will join me and Ms. Ramundi in our Grade 8 classroom to lead students through these topics.
I chose to use Screenagers this year as a way to connect Health learning we are doing in the classroom with parents at home. This is an invitation to join me in exploring and using these resources; there is no expectation from me that you must use these resources. If you do choose to access them, my hope is that you find the resources and the opportunity for conversation and reflection helpful.
screenagers - Student conclusion statements
As part of our English skills development, students took notes while we watched the film. Then, students practiced creating conclusion statements based on the information they took in.
Below is a compilation of student conclusion statements organized alphabetically by topics students identified.
Students have notes and written summaries of their conclusions from viewing Screenagers if you would like to ask them to share them with you.
My hope is that you can use these conclusion statements to engage your daughter or son in conversation.
At school, students will be considering and creating personal strategies for thoughtful screen use.
This survey was given to students before we watched Screenagers.
Below the survey are the responses to the long form questions in the survey (not all responses are visible in the survey document itself).
Again, my hope is that the data here will create conversation points for parents and their children.
We face challenges in life.
We can move through challenges more effectively when we use our WITS.
WITS Strategy Framework:
W = Walk away
I = Ignore
T = Talk it out
S = Seek help (from trusted adults: parents, teachers, coaches, nurses at Brentwood's Maeda Health Centre)
The WITS strategy is not linear. That is, one uses the letter, or combination of letters, that works best in a particular challenge. For example, a person might ignore someone saying mean things while they walk away to seek help from a teacher. Or that person might talk it out with the person saying mean things and move through the challenge that way.