Personal Development and Health is a subject area that often gets neglected in the classroom. As a Christian teacher in training, i believe that teaching PDH is essential in order for children to understand themselves and the world around them. It is an opportunity to instil values into young children and teach them the value of making healthy choices in the face of temptation.
Health is so important in this day and age. In order to educate society, I believe the teaching and learning starts with children. This is how we as teachers can seriously affect the rapid decline of health in today’s society. But in order to teach this, we must model it. It is our job to model healthy lifestyles and practices to our children. We must SHOW them not just TELL them.
Personal Development and Health should be integrated in the classroom in theory and in practice. If students realise the value of a healthy lifestyle, they have the power to take their knowledge and put it into practice at home. The following video discusses this and encourages teachers to take control of their health in order to teach and model it to students.
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