The Middle School Program

Comprehensive Health Education

THE GREAT BODY SHOP endeavors to remain the most current and up-to-date curriculum using research-based educational pedagogy that has been shown to impact student behavior and achievement during the middle school years. Developmental research on young people ages 11- 14 reveals that students in this period of development have unique social, emotional and cognitive needs. In order to meet those needs, The Children’s Health Market has drawn upon the fields of educational psychology, neuroscience, cognitive and developmental psychology, linguistics and neurobiology to develop the instructional strategies found in the Middle School curriculum. Brain-based learning strategies are deeply embedded in the implementation and design of every lesson and support activity. These activities provide the teacher with an array of learning strategies that meet the diverse learning styles of students.