Teaching Strategies about Healthy Eating

Part of the responsibility residing in teaching is creating informed citizens: Citizens that make informed decision, whether it be with regards to careers, politics, and even eating.

With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator based in Upstate New York, illuminates us on some teaching strategies to get kids interested in healthy eating. Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Food Diary
  • Taste Test
  • And More!

Janelle finishes up her article like this: “A unit on nutrition must emphasize healthy eating without overemphasizing a diet that is too restrictive.  Remind students that being fit and eating right is important, but it has to be done the right way. Essentially, it is their responsibility for keeping themselves healthy. So as much as students may love to eat their sugary sweets, it all has to be in moderation.”

Do you have any fun activities to promote health and nutrition that you would like to share?

STEM Education in the Elementary Classroom

It’s never too early to begin teaching kids about STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), according to frequent TeachHUB.com contributor Janelle Cox, who notes that our national economic prosperity depends on it.

Janelle also notes that one way to give kids the opportunity to explore a real-world scientific problem is to give them a hands-on experience. 
Begin this process by:

•    Identifying a real-world problem.
•    Asking questions to explore the problem (and potentially solve the problem).
•    Developing solutions.
•    Exploring a hands-on activity.

Laws, Policies for Using Social Media in the Classroom

Once upon a time, using social media like Twitter and Facebook in the classroom was a no-no. 

But now, the cultural landscape has been fundamentally altered, and districts that once banned social media are figuring out how to us it in a safe, effective, and even educational manner.

Today, we outline some uses and limits for teachers to abide by when utilizing social media in the classroom.