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Ch 21: MEGA Health: Goal Setting & Decision Making

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Watch entertaining lessons designed to boost your knowledge of goal setting and decision making as you study for the MEGA Health assessment. This chapter offers a wide variety of resources to ensure you're prepared for questions on the exam.

MEGA Health: Goal Setting & Decision Making- Chapter Summary

Take advantage of our resources including lessons, short quizzes and a chapter exam to make sure you have the information you need to address goal setting and decision making on the MEGA Health assessment. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Discuss student involvement in personal, family and community health
  • Explain use of fitness assessments to set health goals
  • Discuss how personal and family health goals vary
  • Share information about health advocacy in schools and communities
  • Describe public health professions
  • Describe the role of health education teachers and students in the community
  • Define the coordinate school health program and identify types of problems and problem-solving strategies
  • List problem-solving skills for kids and decision-making and risk-taking behaviors in adolescence
  • Define critical thinking and share critical thinking activities for middle and high school students

Don't let the process of studying for the MEGA Health assessment feel like a burden. Our expert instructors have compiled study materials and packaged them in fun lessons you can use to boost your comprehension of goal setting and decision making. Before, during or after reviewing each lesson, feel free to take the short quiz to gauge your readiness to take the exam. A broader chapter exam is available to enhance your test preparations.

11 Lessons in Chapter 21: MEGA Health: Goal Setting & Decision Making
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Encouraging Student Involvement in Personal & Community Health

1. Encouraging Student Involvement in Personal & Community Health

Students can be encouraged to demonstrate newly learned skills and concepts to make positive impacts in their environment. Read this lesson to learn how students can apply themselves to influence family, community, and their own person health.

Using Fitness Assessments to Set Health Goals

2. Using Fitness Assessments to Set Health Goals

Everybody wants to get healthier, so let's learn how to use fitness assessments to set your health goals. We'll look at an actual list of popular tests and techniques and we'll discuss how to interpret the tests so you can reach your health goals.

The Role of Health Education Teachers & Students in the Community

3. The Role of Health Education Teachers & Students in the Community

What is health education? How are teachers involved in health education in the community? And how can students make a difference? You'll find out in this lesson.

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

4. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

The Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child (WSCC) model is a comprehensive framework for addressing health and fitness in children. We will explore its main components and provide examples of how to implement them.

Problem Solving Skills for Kids

5. Problem Solving Skills for Kids

Learning how to solve problems - whether math problems, social problems, or any other type- is one of the most important aspects of a child's education. As a skill that affects every area of life, problem solving ought to be, and is, a significant focus in the classroom. This lesson will give you some ideas on how to help provide children with problem solving skills.

Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

6. Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence

Teenagers often behave in reckless ways. But why? In this lesson, we'll look at how brain development leads to risky behaviors in adolescence, including the brain systems involved and the evolutionary reason for risk-taking in teenagers.

Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

7. Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

We solve hundreds of small problems everyday. This lesson covers different types of problems, such as routine vs. non-routine, and many of the different problem-solving strategies we use, including algorithms, heuristics, graphic representations and the IDEAL Strategy.

What is Critical Thinking? - Definition, Skills & Meaning

8. What is Critical Thinking? - Definition, Skills & Meaning

Critical thinking is a term that we hear a lot, but many people don't really stop to think about what it means or how to use it. This lesson will tell you exactly what it means and make you realize that the average person largely ignores critical thinking.

Critical Thinking Problems for Kids

9. Critical Thinking Problems for Kids

In today's world, critical thinking is a crucial part of being an active and engaged learner and thinker. This lesson will give you some problems that will help your students engage with thinking critically.

Critical Thinking Activities for Middle School

10. Critical Thinking Activities for Middle School

Critical thinking, a Common Core requirement, is often a challenge at the middle school level. Various strategies can be used to teach students how to analyze reading material and apply it to the real world. Read on to learn more about various levels of questioning as well as different activities that may be used to introduce critical thinking in the classroom.

Critical Thinking Activities for High School

11. Critical Thinking Activities for High School

This lesson discusses the importance of critical thinking. Read on for several suggestions for implementing critical thinking activities in the classroom.

Chapter Practice Exam
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