The Essentials of Teaching Health Education
The Essentials of Teaching Health Education presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education that prepares students for success in the 21st century. This practical text is endorsed by SHAPE America and written by seasoned and highly credentialed authors with experience in both university and K-12 settings. It provides all you need in order to build, teach, and assess a health education program that will help your students become health-literate individuals, develop the 21st-century skills that they need for success in college and in their careers beyond, and maintain or improve health outcomes.
What Sets This Book Apart
This text meets the unique needs of schools, teachers, and students. It emphasizes an individualized approach to enhancing student learning and developing skills based on current research and national health education standards.
The Essentials of Teaching Health Education features the following:
• Practical strategies for curriculum design and program development with a skills-based approach—one that makes it easy to put the contents into action and make a meaningful impact on students
• Real-world examples to help readers understand and apply the content, along with summaries, key points, and review questions that aid in retaining the information
• Vocabulary words and definitions to help students keep up with the ever-changing terminology in health education
Ancillaries to Facilitate Teaching and Enhance Course Content
The text is accompanied by a test bank, a presentation package, a web resource, and an instructor guide, all designed to facilitate your preparation, teaching, and assessment of students’ knowledge. These ancillaries come with tools:
• Teaching slides and tests for each chapter
• Supplemental learning activities and web links
9 Chapter review questions and answers, teaching tips, suggested readings, and chapter objectives and summaries
The book is arranged in five parts. Part I delves into the skills-based approach to health education, explaining the importance of the approach and how to understand student motivation. Part II focuses on how to teach skills that are based on the National Health Education Standards: accessing valid and reliable information, products, and services; analyzing influences; interpersonal communication; decision making and goal setting; self-management; and advocacy.
Part III explores how to use data to inform your curriculum planning, outlines the eight steps for curriculum development, and shows you how to design meaningful assessments. In part IV, you learn how to create a positive learning environment, implement a skills-based approach, and meet the unique needs of elementary health education. Finally, in part V, you examine pertinent topics beyond the classroom, including professional development, advocacy, and cross-curricular connections.
A Framework for Successful Acquisition of Skills
The Essentials of Teaching Health Education offers evidence-informed strategies as it guides you through the critical process of supplying students with the tools they need for succeess in school and in life. The authors use the Partnership for 21st Century Skills framework to set the foundation for teaching the skills students need.
The text is comprehensive and flexible to meet all of your students’ needs. With all the ancillaries and tools it provides, you are set to deliver a complete, well-rounded curriculum that will prepare future teachers for success.
Textbook for undergraduate-level health education teaching methods courses. Reference for K-12 administrators and teachers.
Table of Contents
Part I Building the Foundation of a Skills-Based Approach
Chapter 1. Developing Health-Literate Individuals
Chapter 2. Understanding a Skills-Based Approach
Chapter 3. Examining Student Motivation
Part II Teaching to the National Health Education Standards
Chapter 4. Accessing Valid and Reliable Information, Products, and Services
Chapter 5. Analyzing Influences
Chapter 6. Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 7. Decision Making
Chapter 8. Goal Setting
Chapter 9. Self-Management
Chapter 10. Advocacy
Part III Developing Curricula and AssessmentsChapter 11. Using Data to Inform Curriculum Planning
Chapter 12. Eight Steps for Curriculum Development
Chapter 13. Designing Meaningful Assessments
Part IV Strategies for Effective Instruction
Chapter 14. Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Chapter 15. Implementing a Skills-Based Approach
Chapter 16. Meeting the Unique Needs of Elementary Health Education
Part V Beyond the Classroom
Chapter 17. Professional Development and Advocacy
Chapter 18. Making Cross-Curriculum Connections
ExcerptsCharacteristics Of A Positive Learning Environment
Creating A Personalized Professional Development Plan And Steps To Implement
Theory Of Human Motivation
The text is accompanied by a test bank, a presentation package, a web resource, and an instructor guide, all designed to facilitate the preparation, teaching, and assessment of students’ knowledge. These ancillaries come with the following tools:
- Teaching slides and tests for each chapter
- Supplemental learning activities and web links, including downloadable poster featuring skill cues from each chapter
- Chapter review questions and answers, teaching tips, suggested readings, and chapter objectives and summaries
All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at http://www.humankinetics.com/TheEssentialsOfTeachingHealthEducation.