Textbooks for introductory health science courses are easy to find for high school teachers. But when it comes to teaching a specialized course on medical assisting, finding the right instructional materials is a challenge. We often hear this from health science instructors across the United States. While most instructors tend to look for a textbook, other resources are out there!
Middle school health science is exploding in popularity. In the past, health science was only taught in high schools and career and technical centers (CTCs). But the benefits of CTE have proven to be so effective that some schools are starting CTE — especially health science — as early as sixth grade.
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Health science is one of the most popular career clusters in career and technical education (CTE). It attracts hundreds of thousands of students every year from all kinds of backgrounds and with all manner of career ambitions. But there’s one big problem – health science departments are often the last to get funding from school administrations.
In working with thousands of CTE health science teachers across the US, we have heard many stories about the first year as a new teacher. The challenges range from unengaged students to poor classroom management.
Textbooks for foundational health science courses are everywhere, but finding the right resource to teach sports medicine is a big challenge.
Middle school includes some of the most formative years of a student’s physical and intellectual development. It’s also the first time many students are introduced to health classes, whether that includes physical development, personal wellness, or any other health-related topic. Teaching middle school requires you to tread a fine line though. You want to teach important information, but you have to be careful with wording, content, and presentation.