Author Archives: Lindsay Hopkins

Creating a Classroom Culture of Kindness and Respect During Discussions and Debate

instructional strategies for encouraging constructive discussions even during difficult conversations. These curated ideas from the popular Spotlight on Strategies series encourage self-discipline during classroom discussions, citing evidence when asserting opinions, and persevering even when disagreements arise.

Electoral College Electors Cast Their Votes

On the Monday after the second Wednesday in December, the Electoral College electors meet and physically cast their vote for President and Vice President.

How are Electoral College electors selected? Could the Electoral College system ever change? These Discovery Education resources explore the history, and possible future, of the Electoral College.

Five Strategies for Developing Student Compassion in Core Instruction

Explore these curated strategies that promote kindness, compassion, and empathy from Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies series, and learn more about “Discover Kindness in the Classroom” – a national partnership focusing on students’ social and emotional learning skills.

Live from the Tundra on Tuesday, November 15: Ice Bears in Your Backyard

Learn how water in your backyard is tied to polar bears in the Arctic. Through this virtual field trip, students understand the global world of ice and water and why its conservation is so important to all creatures, not just polar bears.

Live from the Tundra on Wednesday, November 16: STEM on the Tundra: Cool Jobs

Tune in to see how different teams on the tundra are utilizing STEM skills to support a global conversation and make a positive impact for polar bears.

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