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Teacher Resources

Teachers are constantly being asked to stretch their classroom day to incorporate all of the demands placed on them by mandates and other requirements. A major goal at Health Wave from the early stages of development to current revisions and updates is to provide teachers with extensive resources making the delivery of high quality health education a rewarding teaching experience. A wide range of strategies is used to accommodate different teaching and learning styles. We provide a variety of methods; you choose the ones that work best for your students.

Simple Planning
teacherThe planning guide organizes each health unit for easy implementation. At a glance this page shows you which blackline masters you will need, which resources correspond to the lessons, what content and skill you will be working on, as well as a correlation to the National Health Education Standards and character education traits.
Lesson Plans
The simple design of the lesson plan makes it easy for the classroom teacher to prepare and implement. Lessons include clearly stated goals and objectives and numerous classroom activities that make meaningful connections between health concepts and students's life experiences. Areas of focus include building positive attitudes, building knowledge and skills, practicing and demonstrating healthy behavior and setting realistic health goals.
Teacher Resource Guide
The Teacher Resource Guide is designed to provide teachers with relevant, accurate and concise health information. The Teacher Resource Guide is updated regularly with the latest reports, statistics and information as well as national hotline numbers and websites.
Evaluation and Assessment
HPW includes several tools for evaluating student progress. Activity based measurements within each health component include children's ability to work well with others, organize and present information, and demonstrate health promoting skills. Progress reports are used to chart individual development in a particular topic area. Written evaluations are used at the end of every component to measure student knowledge, skills and attitudes. Pre and post evaluations are used to measure baseline knowledge, skills and attitudes from start to finish of the HPW program. To see all our program components and view samples in Acrobat PDF format, go to Grades K-5, Grades 6-8 or High School.
National Health Education Standards
National Health Education Standards shows teachers how the HPW curriculum correlates to the performance indicators set by a national team of health educators. In addition to the national standards HPW has also posted our correlation to the matrixes of several states. To see how HPW meets each of the national performance standards or to search for a state matrix click here.
Scope and Sequence
ScopeSequenceHPW's Scope and Sequence explains the topics covered at each grade level of the HPW curriculum. To view how HPW covers each subject matter click here.
Coordinated School Health
HPW is designed as a Coordinated School Health program which seeks to connect health with education. The areas addressed by this method include: Parent/Community Involvement, Health Education, Health Promotion for Staff, Healthy School Environment, Counseling and Psychological Services, Nutrition Services, Health Services, and Physical Education. This coordinated approach improves students' health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools. At Health Wave we provide more than just a health curriculum. Learn more.
40 Developmental Assets
The Search Institute has developed a framework of 40 developmental assets. As outlined by the Search Institute these developmental assets are the basic life skills and attributes that are the critical building blocks for successful growth and development of young people. The 40 assets are divided into eight categories: four are external and four are internal. Click here for a pdf copy of the assets and a correlation to the HPW curriculum.
Character Traits
Character education is the effort to teach basic values and moral reasoning to primary and secondary school students. These values, called the "Six Pillars of Character," are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. These core values transcend political, religious, class and ethnic divisions. Throughout the HPW curriculum we teach these basic values as part of personal health, family health, violence prevention, community and environmental health. These character traits are identified on the planning pages of each section of the program.

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