14 Dec 2022
Online harassment is an unfortunate reality in the lives of many kids today. Here's how you can recognize this evil and help your child address it safely.
13 Dec 2022
Parenting is hardly a straightforward task, and the access to the internet presents unique challenges. Here's how to protect your child as they get acquainted with the online world.
9 Dec 2022
Social emotioal learning, while it is a cornerstone of effective all-round education, is not without its challenges. Here's how to address them.
8 Dec 2022
Financial education is one of the most important things you can teach your child. Here's how to impart that education from as early as preschool.
30 Nov 2022
Social media is a crucial part of teenagers' lives, impacting many aspects of their sense of self. Here's how it affects teenage self-esteem.
23 Nov 2022
Mental health is finally making inroads into daily conversation, but its precise meaning is often not clear. This piece breaks down exactly what mental health covers, and what it means to be mentally healthy.
16 Nov 2022
The pandemic brought academic learning home, creating unique challenges and opportunities for children. Here's how you can incorporate social emotional learning into your homeschool teaching for your child.
8 Nov 2022
Social emotional learning has been in the conversation for a range of reasons lately, which is why it's even more crucial that one understands the meanings of the various terms associated with it. This glossary helps teachers do precisely that.
3 Nov 2022
The wheel of life is a valuable coaching tool that offers a 360-degree view of your current life situation. Here's how to create one for your child, along with two free templates to get you started.
25 Oct 2022
Social-emotional learning needs to be implemented with care, compassion, and adequate awareness—especially if you're a superintendent at the district level. Here's your definitive guide to SEL.
18 Oct 2022
Social awareness is the ability to understand and empathize with others, particularly people from different backgrounds. Here's how to inculcate this competency through social emotional learning.
11 Oct 2022
Social-emotional learning is of little use unless it's culturally responsive. Here's why.
6 Oct 2022
Social-emotional learning is a crucial component of a student's education. Here are the five pillars it consists of.
5 Oct 2022
Self-awareness is the first competency developed through social-emotional learning. Here's a how-to guide on inculcating it in students.
2 Feb 2022
Creating an inclusive classroom allows all students to feel respected, happy and safe in their learning environment. These feelings help them learn and develop better than they would in an unsupportive environment. Inclusive environments help students learn about diverse backgrounds and perspectives, communicate with their peers and practice empathy. To create inclusive classrooms, teachers should educate themselves, set clear behavior standards for students, model respect and provide space for
21 Jan 2022
Your high school days can be stressful. With increasingly difficult academics, participating in extracurriculars, preparing for college, socializing with friends and working a part-time job, it's crucial that you manage your time and your stress level. Managing stress in high school can be a daunting task. If you find yourself becoming overwhelmed with the many demands on your time and energy, these stress management techniques for students can help you alleviate your worries and calm your min
10 Jan 2022
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
5 Jan 2022
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,
3 Dec 2021
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
23 Nov 2021
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
11 Nov 2021
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
11 Feb 2021
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
11 Feb 2021
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
11 Feb 2021
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
11 Feb 2021
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
11 Feb 2021
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.
23 Jun 2020
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
5 Jun 2020
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.
13 Apr 2020
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
1 Apr 2020
Lessonbee is an online learning platform that teaches users how to have a healthier lifestyle. With culturally relevant lessons in health education, students can improve their mental and emotional well-being. By becoming a member, you can help your students create learning experiences to develop lifelong skills for healthy living. Key Features of Lessonbee At Lessonbee, our values of accessibility, diversity and creativity are present in all our lessons. Whether your students are learning how