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Teaching Foot Health in the Classroom

Discussion in 'Podiatry Arena Help, Suggestions and Comments' started by cristolsmyth, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. cristolsmyth

    cristolsmyth Welcome New Poster


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    I have been invited by my daughter's teacher to teach proper foot health to her grade 2-3 class. Has anyone had experience teaching to this age group? Can you recommend any resources? Thanks!
     
  2. mamatootsies

    mamatootsies Member

    I too would like some information to do a similar thing, I have been asked to talk to 5-11 year olds. I can think of games to play to use my input for physical education, make jigsaw from bones of feet to apply this to maths/science and talk about washing 'Smelly' feet to apply to personal and social education, but feel I need something a bit more exciting....
     
  3. Pod Shin

    Pod Shin Member

    Hi, I saw this post and the teaching aspect got me excited. I did a powerpoint presentation to year 12 students (Studying health science, biology, chemistry A-level courses) to promote Podiatry as a course for higher education, which was an amazing experience.

    I had posters from the society (which you can request and are free) put around the class and booklets on each table. The presentation lasted for an hour long and to break it up to keep their attention, I had a few practicals.

    I asked a student to be a volunteer so they could experience what a corn felt like (Chick pea and a bit of mefix). I kindly asked my lecturer if I could borrow his arthritic model hand which he uses for his seminars and asked another student to volunteer to realise what an arthritic hand may feel like and how hard daily activities may be like for them.

    I loved it as public speaking was one of my weakest point and greatly appreciated by the school and the students which I asked to fill in a feedback form before they left.

    I hope this helps in some ways and gives you some inspiration for your own talks. Good luck
     
  4. mamatootsies

    mamatootsies Member

    Hi Pod Shin,
    Thank you for your very useful reply, I will use the ideas should I speak to older students should I encounter them in the future. (I'll try out the 'corns' for sure!)
    It sounded a very rewarding experience. I would love to hear any other ideas, as I hope to spread the word at any opportunity, in particular those aimed at the younger students in primary school?
    Thank once again
    Mamatootsies
     
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