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Health Lesson: Habits - Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!

Health Lesson: Habits -  Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!
Health Lesson: Habits -  Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!
Health Lesson: Habits -  Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!
Health Lesson: Habits -  Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!
Health Lesson: Habits -  Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!
Health Lesson: Habits -  Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!
Health Lesson: Habits -  Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!
Health Lesson: Habits -  Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!
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Health Lesson: Habits - ★Cleansing Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!

Our brain loves habits and patterns! This can be a blessing and a curse!!...

Teach your students how and why habits are formed in the brain; then help them determine their own habits, and then baby-step towards cleansing the bad ones and adding the good ones.

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★This lesson is taken directly from my Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum, which is the “#1 Best-Selling Health Curriculum” on the whole TPT website!

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★EVERYONE CAN IDENTIFY WITH THIS TOPIC AND LESSON!! It’s familiar, informative, intriguing, fun, and challenging. Any teacher of teens could use this lesson!

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★Have you ever arrived in a room in your house with no memory of what you came to get?

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★After your brain told you to get something, it knows it’s routine for you in your own house, so your mind started thinking of other things…

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★This is the essence of habits - once you start on a familiar series of actions, you stop thinking about them, and you’re able to complete them without conscious thought or attention. The good side is that habits free up our minds from dull or repetitive tasks. The bad side is that bad habits can be difficult to stop once they’re started.

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In this Common Core Standards aligned lesson students will see that:

-The brain sets up pathways to help us process information.

-The more often the thought develops or the action is done, the more connections and pathways that develop.

-The brain receives input from dopamine-containing neurons and begins to associate rewards with a particular thought, or action.

-Our brain says “Yes” to pleasure, and “No” to pain.

-People often turn to food, drugs, or alcohol to feel good or to not feel bad (and can then become "trapped" in addiction).

-The “fight or flight” reaction in our brain resists trying to break a bad habit if it senses any “pain.”

-The trick is to take baby-steps towards cleansing a bad habit or adding a new one!

-Experts say it usually takes at least 21 days to break a bad habit.

Help your students decide which bad habits to cleanse, which good ones to add, and then hold themselves accountable with a fill-in worksheet and check off calendar to attain their goals.

-An optional second day will show students more about what happens in the brain with addiction, and drug addiction stages, tolerance, and recovery.

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This lesson includes:

1. 30 pages of step-by-step teacher directions and printables

2. A 40-slide PowerPoint that will walk you through the lessons

3. “Bad and Good Habits” Survey – Students will check off over 100 different habits

4. An optional video link that perfectly explains habits and will help your students fill out the worksheets!

5. “Cleansing a Bad Habit and Adding a Good Habit” Worksheets

Then, if you want to continue on the optional second day and focus on habits and drug addiction:

6. Neurotransmitter Handout

7. “Drug Addiction Survey” – an anonymous survey for students to determine if they have a drug addiction

8. Treatment resources

9. “Dying for a Drug Fix” True Story article to read outloud to your class or assign as homework

10. “Teen Progression Drug Story” Activity – Students will write their own story about a teen who goes through the stages of addiction

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★Be sure to click the “Preview” under the main picture above to see more photos of this resource.★

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THIS LESSON AND ALL ITS MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN MY FULL SEMESTER/YEAR PROGRAMS: "HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH" and "MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH CURRICULUM," AND IS ALSO PART OF THE "TOBACCO UNIT."

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* Documents are editable and included in Word and PDF formats.

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