An effective school health program can be one of the single most cost-effective investments a nation can make to simultaneously improve education and health. -World Health Organization
A non-profit with many years of experience teaching Growth, Development, and Sexual Health Education to elementary, middle and high school students throughout California was forced to pivot to teaching via online platform during the 2020 COVID-19 related school shutdown. This transition was especially difficult as the accepted best practice standards for comprehensive sexual health education, prior to COVID-19, was in-person instruction.
Data collected in May shows that teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not vape, Stanford researchers found.
As a teacher of 25 years, it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that relationships with each and every student were crucial. I’d been taught HOW to teach, but I come from the era when teaching was something that we did TO students, not WITH. I come from the era that was taught to call students by their last name, and I come from the era that was told that we shouldn’t smile until Winter Break!