Posts By Jannita

  1. Politics That Matter

    Wikipedia defines politics as a term generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society. It consists of “social relations involving authority or power” and to […]

  2. S.O.S: Reading Between the Lines

    Welcome to week 3 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Reading Between the Lines PDF Version Background Words are a powerful force, but yet often we do all the talking. Sometimes what is best is to allow the […]

  3. S.O.S: Shake It Up Baby

    Welcome to week 3 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Shake It Up Baby PDF Version Background Shake things up and explore more Discovery Education resources.  Do you realize that DE has hundreds of songs in every subject […]

  4. S.O.S: Silence is Golden

    Welcome to week 2 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Silence is Golden (PDF Version) BACKGROUND Discovery Education contains thousands of video segments.  Some may contain just the right audio you want, others the right imagery, and sometimes […]

  5. Pack Up! We’re heading around the world with DEN Connects!

    We’ll bundle up in parkas and  head to the northern pole and then make a splash with humpbacks!  We hope you are ready for an amazing journey around our globe as we explore habitats through a variety of activities. DEN Connects is designed to connect you and your students with DE resources, each other, and […]

  6. Who’s On Your Speed Dial?

    I’ll never forget the day a kindergartner was sent to my classroom for bad behavior.  I knew the teacher was at the end of her rope to send him my way and that the goal was to get him to shape up.  When I started to discuss his behavior he actually said, “Are you almost […]

  7. How are you feeling?!?

    It’s the question I am sure several of us have asked at least a dozen children in the past week as our kids, nieces, nephews, and friends head back to school. I have heard “scared” “excited” “nervous” and know the kids would be just amazed to hear that often times their teachers are feeling the […]

  8. Get Your Game On!

    Even the greatest athletes in the world acknowledge the need for learning from others, having a coach and mentor to help them refine their game. As educators, it is our job to model life long learning.  It never ceases to amaze me how much I can still learn about digital integration strategies from simple conversations […]

  9. Discovery Education Hot Topics Webinar Series

    The Discovery Educator Network is proud to host a webinar series for educators interested in learning more about hot topics in education. Join us for a 1-hour webinar each month, as we explore and uncover many ways Discovery Education resources can help you seamlessly integrate your new found knowledge. Spring Schedule All sessions will be […]

  10. Luring Your Students Into Learning

    Every educator knows, this is the time of year when reeling your school of students in from the holiday excitement could prove to be a challenge even for the most experienced fishermen… I mean teachers. The trick becomes learning how to lure students into learning.  What bait do you have in your box? There’s an […]

  11. Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful…..

    Well, maybe not frightful, but rain is falling outside my window and according to the news report it is likely to turn to snow flurries by morning.  How do we turn news reports into learning opportunities?  Siemens Science Day: Learning By Doing makes it easy with this month’s activity theme “Weather You Like It Or […]

  12. It’s a Balancing Act

    For many of you it’s been 3 months since you have returned to school. The leaves have changed, the temperatures have dropped, precipitation in different forms has started to fall, students have completed several chapters of study, and countless papers have been reviewed and graded.  How are your energy levels? I took a nice hike […]

  13. Let’s Run Away….

    Close your eyes for a moment and imagine…a warm moist breeze, the sound of gurgling natural springs, the songs of tropical birds and every possible shade of green in the  lush landscape.  Does such a haven actually exist?!?  It does. Rancho Margot rests on 400 acres in the Costa Rica rainforest.  Though the scenery and […]

  14. Hey Mom and Dad, What’s For Dinner?

    I am sure at this time of the day, this phrase is being echoed through the homes of  thousands of kids.  Parents are in a dilemma… with a shortage of time and money, how does one make dinner (or any meal) healthy and something they will actually eat? Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment […]

  15. Kangaroos, Koalas, and Kids

    With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I am spending time thinking about the moments in my life for which I am most thankful.  I cannot express enough gratitude to Discovery Student Adventures  for allowing me to take a trip to Australia with 3 DEN Stars (Jennifer Jensen, CarolAnne McGuire, and Ken Shelton) and 12 of […]

  16. Fishing for Some Great Resources?!?


    Look no further!  Explore the Blue, brought to in partnership with Discovery Education and the Take Me Fishing Campaign, have a tackle box full of resources for you to lure learning in your class! Lesson Plans: I am in love with their cross curricular connections! Check these ones out: Physical Education: Go Fish Tag! Language […]

  17. Who’s Your 1 in 100?

    Mine is DJ. November is National Epilepsy Awareness month.  Did you know that 1 in 100 American’s suffer from Epilepsy? So who is your 1 in 100? Many of us have heard of epilepsy and we “think” we know what to do or what happens when an individual has a seizure… but what you may […]

  18. A Road Side Emergency with a Cash Prize!

    They were surprised when I shared with them that according to studies, they were considered worse drivers than the elderly.  I was surprised when I polled them, that 90% knew of a teenage that had driven under the influence. I think my family was most excited about this project.  I was the most fearful.  I […]

  19. Still on My Bucket List!

    Discovery has given me the privilege of flying around the world, but can you guess which destination is only a few hours from my house and still on my bucket list?!? Is a chasm 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide Below Yavapai point is 2,400 feet above sea level, about 4,500 feet […]