Step up & help your school community get a top grade in health and wellness
Three outstanding resources for students in grades 7-12
- Wellness: A Question of Balance – A Teacher Resource
- Teens and Transition: A Teacher Guide
- Teens and Transition: A Parent Guide
The Resources provide health and wellness curriculum. Lesson plans with activities, handouts and self-assessment tools are included. The materials are adaptable for elementary students and can be used in community workshops.
For use by:
- School counselors
- School psychologists
- Support staff
- School social workers
- Community partners
Transform your school with this triple “C” curriculum.
- Comprehensive approach to health
- Continuity of wellness education
- Central focus on the school community, students and their families
Elements of a healthy school community
A healthy school community is one that improves and protects the health of everyone.
To serve more students and to better address the needs of all, a comprehensive approach makes sense.
These Resources support and enhance the essential elements of a healthy school community!
The Resources have been designed, tested and revised by a seasoned educator.
Why Use These Resources?
Our students face severe challenges such as:
- Disordered eating
- Alcohol abuse
Safeguard not only vulnerable youth, but also all youth.
Be proactive by adopting a system-wide approach that involves everyone in the navigation of complex issues.
Engage students in making decisions about their own health.
Partnerships that promote healthy and safe behaviors should be part of the fundamental mission of all schools.
Grit, curiosity, self-control, social intelligence, zest, optimism and gratitude are examples of healthy children’s mental health. Learn how to instill grit.
Resources for a Whole School Approach
Three resources dovetail with a whole-school approach. These resources have concrete, clear, adaptable lesson plans and activities that can reverse even the most difficult situations that face a school community.
They are for use in the classroom, for work with parents, teachers and community partners.
- Wellness: A Question of Balance: A Teacher Resource (Grade 10 to adult)
- Teens and Transition: A Teacher Guide (supports the move to high school and during the first year)
- Teens and Transition: A Parent Guide (helps parents and their teenager develop a capacity to manage the move to high school)
Learn about the author and the development of these resources.
Create a legacy and ensure a healthy future for all
Benefits of the Resources
- A common vision is created
- Responsibilities are shared
- Services are linked
- Knowledge and skills gained maximize health and well-being
Use of the resources has provided benefits that pay close attention to resiliency and asset development, self-efficacy, sense of belonging and connection to the school community, health literacy, and personal responsibility. Read some testimonials from more than 30 years of use.
What Are The Answers?
If “it takes a village to raise a child” then what does it mean to be a village? What is the role of connection technologies in our educational community and family settings? How do we help change the context of our children’s lives?
Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
The “fix it” approach to health education is like the seduction of a “magic pill” to make things better.
The path to mediocrity is the quick fix short-cut approach to life. This path straitjackets human potential. The path to greatness is a process of sequential growth from the inside out. One word expresses the pathway to greatness: voice. Travellers find their voice and inspire others to find theirs.
How do we get on the wellness road and stay there? It is a journey without end; wellness is a process of being not a state of being.
The really good innovations – the ones that change the world – need to be explained before they’re accepted.Beth Comstock
The first wealth is health.Emerson