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Dr. Robert Gold sides with technology to connect with students

October 12, 2012

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Technology – is it friend or foe? Of course it’s both, and teachers who understand its power can put it to good use in the classroom. At ASHA’s annual conference, Dr. Robert Gold shared some ways to connect with students on their smart phones during class. Here are the slides from his keynote address: Ready […]

Dr. Howell Wechsler Inspires ASHA, Assigns Homework

October 12, 2012

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Dr. Howell Wechsler, director of the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, used film clips, hard data and his sense of humor to deliver good and bad news about school health. Download his presentation slides to get your homework assignment! The Future of School Health: Are We Headed for Hunger Games…Or Will a Dark […]

Dr. Jeremy Lyon Shares His School Health “Ah-Ha’s”

October 10, 2012

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Dr. Jeremy Lyon is superintendent of Hays CISD in Kyle Texas, and the 2012 recipient of ASHA’s Superintendent’s Leadership Award. In his acceptance remarks, he shares the moments that led him to not only support, but to prioritize school health. I would like to thank the American School Health Association and especially, all of the […]

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Howell Wechsler gives a nod to heroes, shares DASH history, and issues a challenge to ASHA

October 10, 2012

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Dr. Howell Wechsler, director of CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, accepted ASHA’s highest honor, the William A. Howe Award, on October 10, 2012 in San Antonio. Here is the full text of his acceptance speech: Good evening and thank you all for this absolutely terrific honor. Thank you to the Award Committee, to […]

13 Fun Things to do in San Antonio

October 8, 2012

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Will you be in San Antonio with time on your hands before or after ASHA’s conference? Here are some events and attractions you might like to know about. Just be sure and consult the conference program book, before you buy tickets – you don’t want to miss a chance to connect with your ASHA colleagues, or […]

Professional Development: Who Needs It?

October 3, 2012

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From our friends at RMC Health: At RMC Health, one of the questions we hear most frequently is “What is professional development?” Here’s our definition of professional development: the processes and activities consciously designed to strengthen professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes. “Oh, so you mean training?” We think it’s a little more complex than that. […]