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10 Jan 2022

Should I Homeschool My Child? 6 Things to Consider

Many parents have grappled with the question of whether they should homeschool or not at some point. The recent rise of homeschooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic has more parents than ever wondering if and why they should homeschool their children. Making the switch to homeschooling is a big decision that involves numerous variables. Below, you'll learn why homeschooling is becoming more popular, the benefits of homeschooling and what you need to consider before making the change. We're here to

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Culturally Responsive Education

5 Jan 2022

What Is Culturally Responsive Education?

Social-emotional learning (SEL) utilizes a student's existing set of cultural beliefs, knowledge and values as a launching point for their academic learning and overall education. Teachers use SEL activities [https://www.lessonbee.com/blog/culturally-responsive-teaching-and-sel-build-trust-promote-health-and-move-students-to-independent-learning] to harness the power of their students' cultural backgrounds and help them connect with their curriculum on a different level. To do this, educators,

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Reflective Learning

3 Dec 2021

How to Handle a Fight With a Friend

Being best friends with someone does not always mean that you'll never fight or that you'll get along 100% of the time. Fights happen, whether we want them to or not, and it doesn't mean the end of the friendship. Friends fighting with one another is a natural occurrence, especially for younger people. After all, you're still learning about who you are and navigating through stressful social, mental, physical and educational identities. Sometimes, you'll have a small fight with your friend that

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Reflective Learning

23 Nov 2021

How to Teach Consent to Middle School Students

Although one in four girls and one in 20 boys [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24582321/] experience sexual abuse before they turn 18, only nine states are required to teach students about consent [https://www.the74million.org/article/just-24-states-mandate-sex-education-for-k-12-students-and-only-9-require-any-discussion-of-consent-see-how-your-state-stacks-up/] . However, consent education is essential for keeping students safe from sexual harassment and assault. Starting conversations about c

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Social Emotional Learning

11 Nov 2021

How to Teach SEL to High Schoolers

High school is one of the most crucial moments in a teenager's life. Not only do they have to navigate classes, grades and future prospects, but they also undergo psychological, physical and emotional changes at the same time. If left unprepared and alone, high schoolers can quickly succumb to the stress and hardships, making their experience all the more challenging. During this period, high school students have to establish an identity, find ways to integrate into social communities and proces

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Getting Started

11 Feb 2021

What does health education have to do with domestic abuse?

The level of safety and security we feel at home directly contributes to our health and mental state. That’s not a revolutionary statement. Domestic abuse is a “silent pandemic” as numbers surge amid COVID-19. The stay at home order is creating a boiling point for those trapped in hostile homes and unsafe environments. The physical and mental toll it takes on those stuck with their abusers is unquestionably damaging. And, in quick succession, that stress and turmoil are passed to any children

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Culturally Responsive Education

11 Feb 2021

Supporting culturally responsive teaching during Black History Month and every day

We move into black history month on the heels of MLK Day, a national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King's outstanding leadership. The month-long acknowledgment is a chance for administrators and teachers to highlight the undeniable achievements and impact Black Americans have had on American History. Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Toni Morrison, and Maya Angelou, to name just a few, are more likely to make their way into school curriculums and classrooms in February than any other month of the year.

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Reflective Learning

11 Feb 2021

How Reflective Learning Gets You Ahead

One of Lessonbee’s leading features is Reflective Learning [https://lessonbee.com/reflective-learning] assignments and methods. Reflective learning allows students to develop critical thinking and improve analyzing skills through hands-on experience. These skills are fundamental to character education and helping young people become responsible, caring, and contributing citizens. This approach is great for retention. It supports students in their discovery and encourages candor about their tak

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virtual learning

11 Feb 2021

How Lessonbee Supports Flipped Learning

Flipped Learning. Perhaps you’ve heard of it before, and you’re trying to learn more about it right now, or maybe you’re new to the topic. Whatever the case, I’m glad you’re here. Read on to discover how and why Lessonbee supports flipped learning. What is Flipped Learning? On Wikipedia, this method is defined as: “An instructional strategy and a type of blended learning focused on student engagement and active learning, giving the instructor a better opportunity to deal with mixed levels, stud

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Homeschooling

11 Feb 2021

Schooling at Home vs Homeschooling: What’s the Difference?

Before we dive into the underlying differences, let's look at the basics for how schooling at home differs from homeschooling. Homeschooling: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeschooling] Flexible schedule, choose your curriculum, self-paced, highly interactive, with strong roots in personalized learning. Experimentation and curiosity play an important role. Schooling at home: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distance_education] Set schedule, set curriculum, standard testing, video classrooms, s

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Getting Started

23 Jun 2020

Collaborating to Bring Online Health Education to Millions of Students

Mount Vernon, NY – June 23rd, 2020 – Lessonbee Inc.--a health education technology startup-- is collaborating with PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, to provide a culturally responsive health curriculum for their shared customer base. Through this collaboration, Lessonbee aims to further the reach of its comprehensive online health education courses for students in grades K-12 and create a community of health-conscious teachers and students. "Our mission is

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Culturally Responsive Education

5 Jun 2020

Representation in Health Education and Why It Matters

This time in American history, we saw yet another unjust murder: George Floyd, a black man whose name has been added to a devastatingly long list. This event is not isolated. America has responded in outrage, protests, and cries for change. I’m proud to be able to say that I work for a company that actively seeks to dismantle systems of oppression and end racism in America. Lessonbee joins the voices of those standing against prejudice, rising with pure intention for the betterment of society.

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Homeschooling

13 Apr 2020

3 Quick Homeschooling Tips (From a homeschool graduate)

Hi! I'm Heather Drabant, a team member here at Lessonbee. I grew up learning at home and abiding by a schedule my mom created for me, and later, one I created for myself. I want to share a few tactics that were successful for me as a kid, and hopefully help you feel better prepared if you find yourself in the position of Homeschool Parent at short notice during this time of COVID-19 and school closures. Make it a team effort I loved being a part of the planning process for my schooling as a ki

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