Author Archives: Lance


Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers…Get Ready!

Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers…Get Ready!

We’re less than a week away from game day! On December 1, in partnership with EA Sports, Madden NFL and the NFL Players Association, we will introduce Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers, an engaging middle school education program designed to translate students’ love for football into a deeper understanding of the math and science behind America’s


Monday Morning Conversation Starter: #StartWith1Thing

As I type this, I’m traveling back from Churchill, Manitoba where I’ve spent the past week helping our friends from Polar Bears International with their Tundra Connections webcast series. I had the incredible fortune to observe polar bears, have a gray jay land on my hand, and see an arctic fox along with other arctic animals that are


Discovering our World with STEM: Lesson Ideas

As you get ready to join us for our week of live webcasts from the tundra (check out the schedule here), here are some lesson ideas and other resources to help get you started. Discovery Education Lesson Starters: We just launched a new polar bear content collection with targeted lesson ideas and instructional strategies for K-5,

PB A to Z

Polar Bears: A to Z

This week we are thrilled to be back with our friends at Polar Bears International to broadcast live from the tundra directly into classrooms all around the world.  With polar bears outside our tundra buggy, our expert panel of scientists will share their expertise about bears, climate change and what it’s like to have a very interesting STEM


Do You Really Know Discovery Education?

I started my career as a middle school teacher in North Philadelphia. Like many new teachers, I had a tough first year for a variety of reasons. The main reason being that I didn’t really know what I was doing. Fortunately, I found a group of veteran teachers and another newbie like myself who truly


10 Ways to Discover Earth Day

We’re only three days away from Earth Day and my wife (Martha, teaches sixth grade in Harrisburg, pretty awesome teacher) asked me for some ideas.  So, in the spirit of Earth Day I decided that recycling and re-using others’ ideas was the best strategy.  But, I also wanted to compost, I mean compose, a couple


A wonderful day in Baldwin County

What a wonderful day in Baldwin County Public Schools today.  We talked technology, pedagogy and celebrated teachers who are leading the way.  We also used it as an opportunity to learn about ways we at Discovery Education can do more to help. My favorite request: Make Board Builder a collaborative tool so more than one