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Skills Based Health Education

Author(s): Mary Connolly, BS, MEd, Adjunct Professor, Curry College, Professor, Cambridge College
  • ISBN-13: 9781449630201
  • Product With Access Code    440 pages      © 2012
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Skills - Based Health Education provides pre-service and practicing teachers with the pedagogical foundation and tools to develop a comprehensive PreK-12 health education program using the National Health Education Standards. Rather than solely focusing on teaching content, an approach which can prove ineffective in developing healthy behaviors, readers learn to teach the content and skills their students need to be healthy and prepared for the 21st century.

The book addresses each one of the national standards with specific directions regarding how to apply the standard, and performance indicators to plan and implement performance tasks that target instruction to a student need. Readers are shown how to establish student need, select content and skill performance indicators to meet the need, and plan and implement assessment and instruction.

An electronic supplement containing important teaching tools from the text including rubrics, worksheets, and checklists is available with every new text at no additional cost! Simply redeem the 10-digit code to access your ExpressPDF course materials.

Click here to preview Ch 1 - Health Education for the 21st Century.

PowerPoint Presentations and a TestBank are available as free Instructor Downloads. 

Features & Benefits

  • Connects skills-based health education to coordinated school health and the national initiatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy People 2020, The Whole Child, and 21st Century Skills
  • Explains the advantage of using rubrics and demonstrates how to assemble rubrics based on the performance indicators of the National Health Education Standards
  • Addresses the importance of a performance task review and how to properly write one
  • Connects educational theory to a practical application within the classroom so the reader can see what it looks like in action

Mary Connolly, BS, MEd-Adjunct Professor, Curry College, Professor, Cambridge College

Mary Connolly is an accomplished health education professional whose career spans nearly four decades and includes teaching and administration in public schools and higher education.

She served on the committee to revise the National Health Education Standards and is a member of the Massachusetts Interdisciplinary Health Education and Human Services Advisory Council and the American School Health Association (ASHA), Coordinator’s Committee, and a reviewer for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Mary presents at numerous state and national conferences and is a member of AAHPERD, AAHE, SOPIE, ASHA, ASCD, and MAAHPERD.

She is Adjunct Professor of Health Education at Curry College where she teaches an undergraduate personal health course infused with skills. At Cambridge College, Professor Connolly teaches graduate students Implementing Curriculum in the Health Classroom and Building and Evaluating the Coordinated School Health Program.

She lives in Weymouth, MA, with her husband and enjoys a life rich in travelling, ballroom dancing, cycling, cooking, and gardening. She delights in spending quality time with her two children and their spouses, four grandsons, other family, and numerous friends.

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The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449630201

Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

Worksheets and Templates to accompany Skills-Based Health Education

ISBN-13: 9781449630225

This electronic supplement contains important teaching tools from Skills-Based Health Education including rubrics, worksheets, and checklists.

It is available with every new text at no additional cost! Simply redeem the 10-digit code to access your ExpressPDF course materials. Otherwise, this supplement must be purchased separately.

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