Happy Autumn to all! What a great time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors without sweating or freezing. I am just finishing up listening to Nature's Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier and More Creative by Florence Williams. Fabulous read if you have time (or try listening to it). The author has done her research and the proof is there, nature helps calm the mind and opens it up for creative thinking. Maybe bring this idea to your classroom and get your kids out this week for a walk, reading, drawing, or just quiet time! Everyone will benefit! Below are some valuable resources for SHIP support as well as individual classroom/teacher support. We also have some exciting classes coming up, so please read on!!
Professional Development OpportunitiesTeachers will have an opportunity to explore the new Colorado Health Standards (effective 2020). Looking at key shifts within the standards, teachers will reflect on what the changes mean for their classroom and learn how to incorporate these changes through lesson and assessment planning. Teachers will leave the training with a clear vision for their health classroom, lesson plans that focus on skill progression, and an outline of what student mastery should look like. Subs and lunch will be provided.
Contact Laurie LaComb if you need a sub (after you ask your site-please) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Restorative Justice Fall 2018 Workshop
Session ID: 2034-1
October 23, 2018 ~ 9:00-4:00 PM ~ Highlands Ranch Mansion
This workshop is an opportunity to learn a practical approach for how to use a variety of Restorative Practices. Workshop sessions will focus on using skills and include opportunities for dialog. Sessions will include strategies appropriate for teachers, administrators, and mental health. These sessions will emphasize a focus on building culture and climate, addressing student behavior challenges, and repairing serious harm. Subs will be provided through Aesop- "RP Symposium". Lunch is provided!
Session ID: 2082-1
November 14, 2018 ~ 8:00-Nutrition Services Building
Are you an elementary school staff member looking to bring nutrition education to life in your school? This interactive training will provide participants with the opportunity to dig into the nutrition-related concepts and skills of the Colorado Health Education Standards and learn ways to integrate and reinforce nutrition education across the school environment. Participants will be able to leave this training with ideas and resources on how to bring nutrition education to life in their classroom and greater school environment. Subs and lunch will be provided. Contact Laurie LaComb if you need a sub (after you ask your site-please) at email@example.com
Don't miss this opportunity!! Dr. Jess Shatkin, author of Born to be Wild: How Teen Take Risks, and How We Can Keep Them Safe, will be speaking about decoding the adolescent brain!
Monday, November 5th, 6:30 PM, Cresthill Middle School
Tuesday, November 6th, 6:30 PM, Ponderosa High School
Health EducationLooking for resources for Health Education in the high school classroom. This is a fabulous online magazine for students. Here is the link: Student Health 101
Overall Healthy Resources for your Classroom
EVERFI provides free, digital programs for DCSD schools that can help teach important health concepts in an engaging way. They have digital resources on topics like: social-emotional learning, healthy lifestyles and nutrition, alcohol education, and prescription drug abuse prevention (ranging from grades 1-12) which are vetted and approved by the district while complying with Colorado's privacy laws. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help you set up your account and give you information on how to get unlimited $15 Amazon gift cards.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives. Check them out!!
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Here is a neat activity for older students that looks at the different components for wellness. Explore this website and find a free download of a wellness wheel that can be completed by your students. http://www.
Insight timer recently created teen mindfulness meditations (scroll down once you open link). Great resource for the classroom or for individual students. They have some nice options for children and teens. You have to download the app.
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Need some support for movement in your classroom or school. Please read this Physical Activity is Critical article and share it with others! This article focuses on the connection between physical activity and mental health.
Do you like to cook or is it a hassle for you? Read this article on 4 tips of making healthy eating a little easier.
Tips for Parents
Thanks for taking time to read the blog this month! Have a wonderful rest of your month! Please submit a comment and get your name in the drawing which is happening on Halloween!!
With gratitude for all that you do,
With gratitude for all that you do,
Laurie & Kimmy