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9.1: Welcome to HealthCorps

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    Welcome to HealthCorps, Inc.

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    The origins and mission of HealthCorps and the opportunities the programs will offer you and your school this year.

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    • Nutrition: the process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy.
    • Exercise: physical activity that is done to become stronger and healthier.
    • Mental Resilience: Process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.
    • Norms: Shared expectations among group members regarding how they should think, feel, and behave; the principal regulators of group behavior.

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    • Do Now: Get to Know Each Other
    • What is HealthCorps?
    • Classroom Culture Introduction
    • Exit Ticket: What Stuck with You?

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    Do Now: Get To Know Each Other

    Toss the ball “popcorn style” to students and ask the following questions.

    • If you could have any snack, what would you choose?
    • Do you usually eat breakfast? If so, what?
    • What do you usually do after school?
    • Does anyone in your family cook? Who?
    • If I could bring someone to campus as a guest, who would you want to see? Be creative! Think. Pair. Share.
    • What are the biggest barriers to healthy habits here at home? Think. Pair. Share.
    • What social media do you use most often?
    • What's the biggest health issue here? Think. Pair. Share.
    • What do you like about the food here at school?
    • What don't you like about the food here at school?
    • Are there any health trends you've heard of that you want to try?
    • What are some health issues you're interested in?
    • What prevents students from eating healthfully?
    • Where do you usually get your meals and snacks from? Think. Pair. Share.
    • What events are you most excited about during the school year?
    • What's your favorite meal?
    • What are the most popular afterschool activities on campus? Think. Pair. Share.
    • What is the best way to advertise an event here? Announcements? Flyers? Something else?

    What is HealthCorps?

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    HealthCorps program components

    • A non-profit organization created in 2003 by the heart surgeon Dr. Oz and his wife, Lisa.
    • Mission: Make students happier and more productive by giving them every day skills in wellness.
    • Show social media resources (YouTube videos, Facebook page, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.)
    • Three Pillars
      • Nutrition:
        • Choose real foods based on the dietary guidelines.
        • The process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy.
      • Exercise:
        • Take care of your body.
        • Physical activity that is done in order to become stronger and healthier.
      • Mental Resilience:
        • Manage stress and overcome challenges.
        • Process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.
      • What to expect this year from and with HealthCorps?
        • Share the outline of the Curriculum – “You are about to go on a fun Healthy Me Journey!”
          • Healthy Me Snapshot
          • Skills for a Healthy Mind
          • Skills for Healthy Eating
          • Skills for a Healthy Body
          • Skills for a Healthy Life
          • Healthy Me Reflection Exercise
        • Share plans for other Program Components
          • Café O Yeas food demonstrations
          • After school clubs: Cooking, Fitness, and more
          • Health Fair
          • Parent Outreach
          • Youth Leadership Projects
          • Staff Wellness Challenge
          • School Wellness Policy/Council
          • Events: MLK Jr. Day, NNOC, Organ Donation
        • Classroom Culture Introduction
          • Classroom Norms: Shared expectations among group members regarding how they should think, feel, and behave; the principal regulators of group behavior. Examples: one mic, open mind, step up and step back, ask questions, have fun, etc.
          • Office Hours: Schedule day(s) and time(s) in your schedule when to have an open door for students to visit. This allows for opportunities to mentor students, identify student leaders and overall build rapport and relationships.
          • Bike Rack: A type of indirect instructional method that encourages student inquiry and voice in the classroom. Simply identify an area in the classroom to post questions and/or comments that require more discussion time then is allocated within the planned lesson. Bike rack posts could be off topic, more big picture or personal. Make sure to either return to the bike rack posts at the end of the lesson if time permits or at the beginning of the next lesson.
        • Media Release Forms​​​​​​​
          • Consent: to give permission for something to happen or be done.
          • Need written consent to take and use photos of the program in order to share the story nationwide. Parents must sign for minors.
          • Tip: Provide incentives for students to return them the next time they have class with you.
        • Polling: HealthCorps wants to hear from you!
          • Student feedback and insight.
          • A brief question or series of questions used to gain insight on peoples’ opinions, attitudes, and/or beliefs.
          • Allows HealthCorps and the Coordinator to better assess and meet your needs

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    Exit Ticket: What Stuck With You?

    Have students write down what STUCK with them during that session. Could be:

    • Feedback for you
    • A question they have
    • Something they’re excited to learn about

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    • A Ball: Tennis, Beach Ball, etc.
    • Classroom Norms
    • Bike Rack
    • Media Release Forms

    Bibliography f-d_fb93e5c124eb1f7230c2b876e8c4f3692df5bd8351dc808237a5a6be+IMAGE_THUMB_POSTCARD_TINY+IMAGE_THUMB_POSTCARD_TINY.jpg

    • Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    • American Psychological Association, “The Road to Resilience”.
    • Borich, Gary D. and Tombari, Martin, “Educational Psychology: A Contemporary Approach”

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