Nationwide, students are not receiving the quality or quantity of health education and social emotional learning required to navigate life. National Health Education Standards call for 80 hours of instruction per student per year for grades 3 to 12. On average, U.S. students receive fewer than 10 hours of health education every year, far less than the 40 - 50 hours required to affect behavior change. And while SEL expectations are on the rise in schools across the country, a majority of teachers lack the very SEL skills that they’re expected to teach students, like self-awareness, self-management, and relationship skills.
Many schools leave health education up to the phys. ed. teacher or another school staffer that takes on health as a secondary responsibility without sufficient health and SEL training, clear objectives, or up to date resources. In some cases, schools outsource specific health topics, like drugs and alcohol or sex education, to community-based organizations that provide 1x workshops or assemblies. And then there are schools that, due to competing priorities, provide little or no health education or SEL. The impact is widespread social and emotional problems among youth.
Combine this with the traumatic impact of the global health pandemic and we’ve got a youth mental health crisis that demands groundwater solutions focusing on root causes and prevention. Lessonbee created Health Education Heroes to provide health and SEL educators with the tools, resources, and support they need to provide consistent and high quality health and SEL education and help achieve our mission to eliminate health and SEL illiteracy in this generation.
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Kadeem Little, Health Teacher
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