As teachers, we hope that every lesson we teach students will stay with them for a lifetime. But few other lessons have as many long-lasting implications as teaching students how to make healthy choices. These skills can increase students’ life spans as well as their happiness, so it’s incredibly valuable to start as early as elementary school to set them up for a lifetime of success.

In this course, you will explore how to integrate health and wellness across multiple subject areas, including literacy, math, science, and social studies. You’ll learn highly practical techniques for how to incorporate more physical activity into your classroom, ranging from brain breaks to using movement in your daily lessons. In addition, you’ll learn how to foster students’ social–emotional health and well-being, and how to promote wellness through school-wide programs and initiatives.

Equipped with the knowledge and strategies from this course, you will be able to positively impact both your students’ and your school community’s overall health and wellness for years to come.