Comprehensive School Health Education: Totally Awesome Strategies For Teaching Health

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9780073404660: Comprehensive School Health Education: Totally Awesome Strategies For Teaching Health

A market leader, this book continues to be the most thorough text and resource for preparing elementary-, middle-, and secondary-school instructors to teach health. Students who use this text in a methods class keep it both as a reference for student-teaching and throughout their teaching careers. They rely on the practical strategies and methods that the book provides, as well as on its comprehensive Curriculum Guide: an organized, sequential K-12 plan for teaching students the information and skills they need to become health-literate, to maintain and improve their health, to prevent disease, and to reduce risky health-related behaviors.

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Linda Meeks and Philip Heit are emeritus professors of Health Education in the College of Education at The Ohio State University. Linda and Philip previously owned Meeks Heit Publishing, a publishing company that specialized in producing health education textbooks, video, CD-ROM, and multimedia programs for grades K-12 and college. Linda and Philip sold Meeks Heit Publishing Company and the McGraw-Hill Companies acquired their product line and works closely with them. Linda and Philip remain actively involved in the health education profession, continuing to write textbooks. To date, they have co-authored more than 250 different health education textbooks that are used by millions of students preschool through college. They have recently produced new editions of Totally Awesome® Health K–8 and Health and Wellness 9–12. Linda and Philip continue to assist state departments of education and as well as thousands of school districts, develop comprehensive school health education curricula and implement the National Health Education Standards. Their textbooks and other materials continue to be used throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Japan, Mexico, England, Puerto Rico, Spain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. During the years they taught at The Ohio State University, Linda and Philip taught thousands of teachers, school administrators, and allied health professionals in how to teach health and communicate with children and parents on relevant health issues. During this time, Randy Page joined the faculty and taught with Linda and Philip. Linda, Philip, and Randy continued to collaborate when Randy left and joined the faculty at The University of Idaho as Professor of Health Education. Randy has written more than 70 journal articles and consulted on research projects with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They have collaborated on Comprehensive School Health Education: Totally Awesome Strategies for Teaching Health®; Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Totally Awesome® Strategies®; and Violence Prevention: Totally Awesome® Teaching Strategies for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

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