Teachers should select strategies with an instructional purpose that lead to the acquisition of functional knowledge or essential skills that avoid gimmicks and go beyond entertainment. Strategies often used in health and safety courses include:
Cooperative learning groups
Whole class discussion
Small group discussion
"Angel on the Shoulder"
Forced choice exercises
Creating media spots or videos
Using technology such as the Internet or CDs
Skill demonstration and practice with corrective feedback.
Lectures enhanced with slides or presentation software
Out-of-class assignments that might include a service project or interviewing an adult family member