“Childhood is the optimal time to teach healthy habits that can prevent heart disease and stroke later in life. We do just that.”
An enthusiastic doctor with many years of experience who has a passion for education and teaching, afterall that is what we do all day – educate our patients to make them understand disease and adopt a healthier lifestyle! What better way to promote well-being and health in a society than to target young people and help them see that the choices they make do have consequences especially with heart disease, diabetes, obesity and respiratory problems like asthma being TOO prevelant today.
My aim is to bring the world of medicine into the classroom and let students have the excitement of discovering by themselves and not lecture! This creates a bigger impression on them that lasts.
Why the human body?
Creating a sense of wonder and amazement at how the systems of the human body function enhances learning and lays a foundation for lifelong health values.
The lessons are of intrinsic interest to students because they will be learning about themselves. More enthusiasm and curiosity is generated as the students delve into the responses and reaction of their own bodies.
Each lesson will provide something interesting to every student. There is an opportunity for every student to see the light and make the connection. For some it may be a siren call that will capture an imagination and direct a career path, for others it may be the first acknowledgement of the huge influence our body exerts in everything we do! In the end, everyone will find value in the experience in coming a little closer to the amazing body systems that make up each one of us.
How are lessons conducted?
Hands on experience is a powerful medium for bringing students together. The subject matter is universally interesting and the joy of discovery is shared by everyone. An interactive teaching approach is incorporated utilizing group discussion, hands on experiments, review handouts, quizzes and role play activity – all to promote the students’ active involvement in the learning process. They will be also working with materials, models, images, data and build vocabulary and skills in language and math.
Who is it aimed for?
The curriculum is designed for children aged 9 to 12. This is usually when students also start to acknowledge their interests in subjects and consider what they may like to do in the future.
Instruction is in English so students must have some background knowledge of the language to build upon.