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First test post

Welcome Cohort 20! I wish we had a more interesting name for you, but maybe you can take care of that amongst yourselves. We are so excited to be here for this part of your journey towards becoming a classroom … Continue reading

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It’s been a while…

It’s been a  while since my last post. I am thinking anew about issues of race, class, and how they relate to senses of place, space, and learning. Mostly, I am trying to get my head around how people perceive … Continue reading

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Measles cases and vaccinations

In a recent CDC report, it was found that there as the highest number of recorded cases of measles in the United States since 1996. See the report here: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6020a7.htm?s_cid=mm6020a7_w Another thing to think about in health class: vaccinations and … Continue reading

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Racial disparities in asthma exist even among children with equal access to health care

Another avenue for health methods next quarter is talking about racial/SES disparities in incidence of asthma and allergies. This runs of the risk of playing into deficit models, but it seems like a missed opportunity to talk about issues of … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s food revolution

Just watched my first episodes last night of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (what else is there to do at 10pm on a Friday night?), and I am newly inspired about the importance of teaching health to kids. Several thoughts occurred … Continue reading

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re-designing a food label

In thinking about my health methods class coming up next quarter, I am thinking about the ways that I can (a) come up with innovative ways to teach health that will inspire healthy change in my students, and (b) use … Continue reading

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