Conversation Starters

In this video from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Wayne J. Riley, SUNY Downstate president, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams shares his advice and call to action for living a plant-based lifestyle. 

CONVERSATION SPARK!

Watch the video and start a discussion with your students.

  • What topics did Dr. Riley and Eric Adams share?

  • How did they create change in their communities around a healthier lifestyle.

  • What can you do in your home, in your school, and in your community?

In this video from Big Picture Learning's Leadership Conference 2020, we introduce our latest healthy lifestyle initiative- Big Picture Living. Tune in as guest speaker, Dr. Marsha Gail-Davis discusses "Why Valuing Health in Schools Matters" and 6 measures that will help lead you to a healthier lifestyle!
 

CONVERSATION SPARK!

Watch the video and start a discussion with your students.

  • What are ways that you can practice the 6 measures for overall wellbeing?

  • What are your favorite ways to move?

  • Are you mindful about what you eat to nourish your body?

  • Do you have healthy social relationships that support you? Who are these people?

  • What things help you chill after a stressful school or workday?

  • Do you practice caution by avoiding risky substances?

  • Do you allow your body to recharge by getting 8+ hours of sleep?

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Simples Solutions: Ted Radio Hour Podcast

CONVERSATION SPARK!

Watch the video and start a discussion with your students.

  • How can we get kids to do better in school?

  • What food changes can we make to helps students focus?

  • How do we take care of student's basic needs before we ask them to excel in the classroom?

  • How have your sleep patterns changed since you became a teenager?

  • Do you think students would benefit from starting school an hour or two later? Why or why not?