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Healthy Habit Building for Teens

In this 12 week FLEX class, students will learn about creating healthy habits, such as developing and aligning actions to a personal mission statement, overcoming peer pressure, combatting stress, building positive relationships & other life skills.
Ms. Shannon Johnsen
39 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$6 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 12 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

Students will learn and practice:
- Goal setting
- Building their self-esteem
- Prioritizing
- Developing a personal mission statement
- Having power over themselves through choosing their reactions to difficult situations
- Visualizing their future and aligning their actions to their goals and aspirations
- Building positive relationships with others
- Listening
- Communicating effectively
- Developing a win-win mindset
- Caring for their bodies and minds
I am a licensed English teacher for students in grades 5-12. I spent 4 years teaching in a public school. 

I recently completed a master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Missouri. I fully believe that building healthy habits that can be utilized for the rest of a person's life is an important piece of a high school education. Additionally, I have my own experiences to draw from while teaching students about healthy habits. I have plenty of anecdotes about the poor habits I used to have (and maybe still do to some degree) and the huge changes that have happened in my life from establishing healthier habits. I am so excited to work with students on creating habits that will support them for the rest of their lives!
Students will be assigned a chapter of reading per week. The reading is easy to understand, full of anecdotes, and engaging. Each chapter shouldn't take more than an hour to read. Students will have a text related question to complete each week, and an assignment that involves interaction with their peers. Together, these two assignments should not take more than an hour to complete. 
Students must have a copy of "The 7 Healthy Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey. It is currently $8.88 on Amazon.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will receive written feedback for their text related question submissions. Students will occasionally receive feedback for their assignments that they submit for their classmates to view. The public assignments are primarily for accountability. It is more likely that students will take baby steps towards building habits if they have someone to report to. I will assign a letter grade or provide a written report at the request of a parent. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This is a course for high school students. Sex, drugs, alcohol, and other mature topics are discussed. However, these things are discussed in a manner that is relatable to teen readers and is discouraging of unhealthy habits. 
Please read the following review to learn more:
We will use the book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey.


Ms. Shannon Johnsen
Lives in the United States
Licensed English Teacher, POUND Fitness and Zumba Instructor, M. Ed.
39 total reviews
97 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Shannon Johnsen, and I am a licensed English teacher for students in grades 5-12. I am passionate about teaching reading and writing skills. I even think grammar is FUN! I love to discuss literature, so I look forward to hearing... 
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