Over the past few months, I have spent much time and energy thinking about the role of teaching as a public health practice. These thoughts have revolved around the fact that our students will leave our classrooms and enter the public world. We will have the power to use our classrooms to (re)shape spaces beyond the walls of our classrooms, in a way that promotes good health for individuals and communities. I have focused on what we can teach to reach this goal; however, I have been overlooking the role of how we teach in health education. Health education is not just about teaching health goals; it is also about the way we design our curriculum and create engaging lessons for any subject matter. This is the shadow work of health education.
Teaching is Preparing Motion.