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National Youth Violence Prevention Week Activities & Challenges

National Youth Violence Prevention Week Activities & Challenges

Discovery Education is proud to co-sponsor National Youth Violence Prevention Week, from March 19 – 23. We value the importance of creating classrooms and communities where students and teachers both feel safe and happy, and we are pleased to stand beside our partner, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, and a number of well-regarded leaders in

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Encouraging Students to Make Mistakes: Lessons from Silicon Valley

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, used an abacus at his school in Ukraine because calculators were not available. As a teenager, he emigrated to the United States in 1992 and settled in Mountain View, California, not far from today’s Google headquarters. He and his mother struggled in those early years, living in public

Flippin’ Learning, Not Classrooms: Simple Ways to Increase Student Engagement

Special Guest Contributor Andrew H. Potter As I speak at educator conventions across the country, I have found the chorus of voices around the “flipped classroom” to be reaching a crescendo. Indeed, it seems that to have a proposal accepted for presentation, the educator is advised to include some derivative of the word “flip” in

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Community Update: March 2, 2018

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“A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away”: Destiny and Career Potential

Special Guest Contributor Andrew H. Potter Following nearly a decade of graduate work in linguistics, moral philosophy, and classical/ancient history, I find myself often contemplating the bigger questions in life. For example, “Is the dark side stronger?”; “Can you escape your destiny?”; “Are all nerf-herders ‘scruffylookin’?” (Okay, the last one is a joke, but I

“So You Want to be a Wizard”: Early Career Conversations in the Classroom

Special Guest Contributor Andrew H. Potter As a fan of the world and ways of Harry Potter, I am often reminded of one pithy but important observation by the sage of Hogwarts, Professor Albertus Dumbledore: “Curiosity is not a sin.” In our current globalized, post-industrial, knowledge economy I often observe that the very real risk of

Teen Dating Violence Awareness: Three Warning Signs Your Student is Experiencing Abuse and Three Things You Can Do to Help

Guest Post by Emily Treas from NCADV Did you know that one in three teens is abused physically, sexually, emotionally or verbally by a dating partner? As an educator, you are likely already in contact with students who are being abused by their partner or who know someone who is, whether they have revealed the

Be a Champion for Your Students

As students embark on the college process, they are often overwhelmed. There are so many colleges and universities to choose from, how can they know if they are choosing the right one? The TalentED Project gives unique access to free tools to help your students connect with admissions recruiters from selective colleges and universities across

4 Reasons to Teach Agriculture with 360-Degree Videos

The use of 360-degree video has grown in recent years, providing users with the opportunity to travel to new environments from the comfort of their classrooms. 360-degree video, or 360 video, is an innovative technology that uses an omnidirectional camera to capture the entire surroundings of the camera. This new technology poses a unique opportunity

Help Your Students Conquer College Costs!

Take your students on a digital quest with the new Financial Pur$uit self-paced module from TGR EDU: Explore to unlock important information about college financing and learn to navigate the financial aid process. Students and families often feel overwhelmed and confused by the college financial aid process, and paying for college can be a concern.

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