Beautiful children’s book about a trans teddy takes world by storm The new children’s book which explores issues faced by transgender people has garnered international praise. Jessica Walton was inspired to write ‘Introducing Teddy’ after her father, Tina, came out as trans about three-and-half years ago. “When we were growing up Tina was so much fun, she was such an involved, happy, really down to earth dad,” she said. The story explores the dynamics of friendship, as Tilly comes out to the people around her.
Environmental websites for kids There are a wealth of fun, creative and informative websites for children. Here are Eartheasy’s recommendations: EekoWorld – A new PBS website teaches kids ages 6 to 9 how they can help take care of the earth. Adolescent Health - Adolescent and School Health Overview During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents establish patterns of behavior and make lifestyle choices that affect both their current and future health. Serious health and safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, substance use, and risky sexual behaviors can adversely affect adolescent and young adults. Some adolescents also struggle to adopt behaviors that could decrease their risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood, such as eating nutritiously, engaging in physical activity, and choosing not to use tobacco.
» 10 Immersion Tips for ESL Students Guest post by Christopher Rudolph Learning English takes time, but one can learn more quickly with increased immersion. Practicing these language acquisition habits will help! ”1”Train your ear by getting into the habit of watching and listening to television in English for at least 30 minutes per day. ”2”Watch additional TV in English by using Closed Captions. This will display the English text across the screen. sd20comprehensivesexualhealth - SD20 Comprehensive Sexual Health Taskforce The SD20 Comprehensive Sexual Health Taskforce has been formed to create curriculum for grades 5-8 as well as an implementation strategy to ensure that students receive comprehensive sexual health education consistently across these grade levels. The Task Force is comprised of: Bill Ford, Assistant Superintendent Denise Flick, District Learning Coordinator Mike Vanness, Vice Principal JL Crowe Maureen Postnikoff, Teacher Fruitvale Elementary Kerri Russel, Teacher Twin Rivers Elementary Stephanie Mervyn, Teacher Stanley Humphries Secondary Andrea Winckers, BC Cancer Agency Prevention Programs Mike Kent, Healthy Schools Coordinator Information we are reviewing:Teaching Sexual Health Education: A primer for new teachers, a refresher for experienced teachers. Elementary School Sexual Health Manual - a Guide for Teachers
Life Science Boy with "green stuff" Learning Goals During this session, you will have an opportunity to build understandings to help you: Distinguish between living, dead, and nonliving Define the characteristics of life Video Overview What is life? Exploring Daily Life throughout History : How Did They Live? Primary Sources on the Web One of the best ways to get to know a historical place and time is by reading accounts written by people who lived during that time. We generally think of primary sources as original documents from the historical period we are researching. The definition of primary source materials is not always a straightforward one. While some researchers believe when and why the document was created determines its eligibility as a primary source, others hold that how the document is used classifies whether or not it is a primary source.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: International Children's Digital Library Offers Tons of Free eBooks for Kids June 11, 2015International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is an iPad app that offers a plethora of free books specifically selected for kids and young learners. The app is a fruit of the partnership between the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab and the International Children's Digital Library Foundation. ICDL features a large collection of children’s books from over 60 countries and in different languages. The books are provided in highly readable format with beautiful illustrations and graphics.
Human sexuality training: Comfort, Attitude and Values Evaluation (CAVE) Come out of the CAVE with enhanced confidence, comfort, and competence... CAVE is a human sexuality training program for students, professionals in health care, counselling, education, and social services fields, parents, and other individuals seeking enhanced personal relationships. GOAL: To provide individuals and professionals with an opportunity to build awareness, comfort, confidence, and competence by exploring their values and gaining the knowledge required to talk about sexuality in an unbiased, non-judgmental, knowledgeable, and inclusive manner. Teaching techniques and resources will be provided in each program.
Fifth Grade Lesson Plan: Physical & Chemical Properties Fifth Grade Science Content Standards: Physical Sciences 1. Elements and their combinations account for all the varied types of matter in the world. A. Indiana Gov. extends public health emergency due to HIV As of Tuesday, there were 135 cases -- 129 confirmed, and six preliminary -- of HIV. The increase has been linked to injection drug use, primarily of the prescription opioid opana. Pence issued an order in March for Scott County, which then had 79 confirmed cases of HIV since mid-December. The county normally averages about five new cases a year. "Scott County is facing an epidemic of HIV. But this is not a Scott County problem -- this is an Indiana problem," Pence said in March.
Behind the News White Ribbon Day November 25th was White Ribbon Day, a day leaders around Australia have used to call for an end to violence against women. They say that's a massive problem in Australia and they reckon young people are the key to stopping it.Watch School Recycling Students from Highbury PS to see what ideas they have to reduce their waste.Watch Xiuhtezcatl Martinez A 15 year old American on a mission to save the world.Watch Music, Count Us In Half a million students across Australia singing the same song at the same time.Watch Endangered Bandicoots A conservation program to help them is having some success.Watch WiseGuyz - Calgary Sexual Health Centre On Global TV News June 16, 2015 Get a glimpse into the WiseGuyz classroom as Global’s Heather Yourex gets a first hand look at the impact WiseGuyz is having on grade 9 boys. Watch the news spot here: