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Worth Reading/Viewing

Articles, videos, and other materials highlighted here are chosen based on their ability to support one or more of the following objectives:

  • Support teaching and learning of health education curricula.
  • Support advocacy efforts for adopting a comprehensive school community health approach.
  • Initiate professional learning through conversations with colleagues and community members.

We welcome your suggestions for materials “worth reading/viewing”. Please contact us to submit your ideas.

  • Health Promotion Efforts in Schools Really Do Improve Health
    Health Promotion Efforts in Schools Really Do Improve Health, University of Florida News, April 24, 2014
  • Self-Regulation Techniques for Children by John Hoffman
    In the article, which originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of Today’s Parent, Hoffman profiles the work of Kindergarten through Grade 12 teachers at Cando Community School in Saskatchewan who have made changes to their classroom design and management techniques to promote student health and self-regulation.
  • The Nature of Things: Surviving The Teenage Brain
    This 45-minute video (available in Canada only) is about the behavior and nature of teenagers and new research that explains the uniqueness, power and potential of the teenage brain. International scientist and experts present research findings and explore what drives the choices teens make related to relationships, risk, addictions, and technology and why these choices are essential for the survival of the human species.
  • The Health of Canada’s Young People: a Mental Health Focus
    Canada’s report on the 2010 cycle of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) cross-national research study conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization. Both the full and a summary report are available on the Public Health Agency of Canada website.
  • Let’s Start a Conversation About Health … and Not Talk About Health Care at All
    The Sudbury & District Health Unit produced this 5–minute video to raise awareness about health equity and the social determinants of health. Examples and diagrams are used to challenge popular thinking related to healthy lifestyles and describe actions everyone can take to improve health. [PDF]