We are Larkin and Carley, and together we teach the grade 7/8 split class at Frontenac Public School. Our time with this class has been amazing! So far, we have covered topics such as alcohol use, drug use, contraceptives, healthy relationships and sexual orientation. To enhance the classroom’s experience, we have incorporated many videos which the students love! We have also play games such as jeopardy. Other activities that we have ran include making comic strips, acting out scenarios and creating mental health posters. This classroom loves to be challenged! To challenge them, we incorporate many discussion questions within our lessons to stimulate dialog with the students. The students are incredible at sharing personal experiences and information they have heard outside of school to help add more to the lesson. In the future, we plan to continue teaching on the topic of sexual health. We also hope to cover topics such as nutrition and positive well-being. We are incredibly grateful to have had this experience at Frontenac Public School. We have loved teaching this classroom each week and have learned so much through this opportunity. Our teacher, Meghan Squarebriggs, has also been an incredible resource for us! She has helped with lesson planning and ensuring that the classroom remains focused during our lessons.
Thank you again Frontenac Public School & Mrs. Squarebriggs! We have loved working with you.
Our names are Anya and Max and we teach a grade 6/7 split class at Frontenac Public School every Tuesday afternoon. So far, we’ve covered topics such as bullying, substance use and abuse, self-confidence and goal setting. Coming up, we have lessons planned to discuss puberty, sexual health and healthy relationships! Our students love videos and playing Jeopardy which we’ve played a couple times to review our lessons. We have found the best method of teaching in our classroom involves open ended questions that lead to discussion and role playing situations. The students bring a lot of their personal experiences into our discussions which helps us to plan future lessons based on their interests and existing knowledge on certain topics. We love teaching at Frontenac Public School every week and look forward to a fun Outreach Day at the end of the year where we will be able to hang out with these awesome students outside of the classroom! A big thank you goes out to Nicola Dillard, the class’ teacher, who has been very helpful with lesson planning and opening up discussion in the classroom! Thank you so much for having us in your wonderful classroom!
Our names are Mytchel and Nicole and we teach once a week in the KCVI Street Smart program located in downtown Kingston. The students in this program are working towards completing their high school credits and there are a variety of different students attending each week. During the fall, our lessons were very discussion-based as this is what worked best for the students. We have presented on a range of topics regarding health promotion, including Healthy Eating, Drug Use and Marijuana. In this class, we are able to tailor the discussions to their own personal lives and stories that they share. The teacher, Trina, is extremely knowledgeable about the personal lives of all of her students and is able to offer insight and input that allows the students to stay focused and on-track. So far in the winter semester, we have taught lessons on Physical Activity and Healthy Relationships. For part of our lesson on healthy relationships, we had a list of attributes that described healthy and unhealthy aspects of a relationship – and had the students categorize them and explain why they put it in each category. We then talked about consent, signs of abuse, and what to do after a sexual assault and incorporated local resources. Our future lessons plans include topics such as Pregnancy and Contraceptives. We have really enjoyed teaching in this classroom and think that each student has something unique to learn from our Queen’s Healthy Outreach. We are very appreciative of Trina for allowing us to teach in her classroom and for her on-going support!
Mytchel & Nicole
Jonathan and Megan