1. Congratulations Discovery Principals!

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    In honor of National Principal Month (October), Discovery Education invited teachers and students to nominate great principals and help us shine the light on them. Nominations flooded in, and we’re excited to share the results with you. We are recognizing all these winning principals in our 2014 Great Principals list, below. Their award titles — […]

  2. Principal Update: 10/31/14

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    Are a you principal looking for ways to stay updated on resources, events, strategies, and trending topics?  The DEN is providing you a bi-weekly communication to keep you updated. To receive these notifications by email complete this form: dlc.com/DEprincipals In this week’s update there are some great articles on personalized learning, students having more say in […]

  3. DEN Trend Report: 10/29/2014

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    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why!   Screen Time Debate Broadens With Research (eSchool News) Screen time remains a hot-button issue, but classifying technology use […]

  4. DEN Trend Report: 10/23/2014

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    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why!     After 20 years, A Teacher Reinvents Her Classroom Using Technology (The Hechinger Report) Convinced there had […]

  5. One Idea With: Bill Treasurer, Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Bill Treasurer, founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting. Mr. Treasurer is the author of the international best seller Leaders Open Doors. Mr. Treasurer’s One Idea focuses on the importance of building courage.  Watch the video below to […]

  6. Thank A Rock Star Principal

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    Join your Discovery Educator Network team, as we thank principals for their amazing leadership during October’s National Principal Month. Do you know a principal that deserves to be recognized?  Here’s your chance to share his or her accomplishments with the world. Nominees will be featured during November on the DEN Global blog and receive certificates […]

  7. Principal Update: 10/17/2014

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    Are a you principal looking for ways to stay updated on resources, events, strategies, and trending topics?  The DEN is providing you a bi-weekly communication to keep you updated. To receive these notifications by email complete this form: dlc.com/DEprincipals In this week’s update there are some great articles on blended learning and teaching math, upcoming […]

  8. A Principal’s First Steps

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    Following the DEN Summer Institute Principal Summit, I had the privilege of connecting with several of our attendees  to discuss their goals for their individual sites and district. Jennifer Bourgeois, principal of West Orange Elementary in Orange Unified School District, wanted to brainstorm ways she can help bring awareness to other principals of Discovery Education’s […]

  9. DEN Trend Report: 10/15/14

    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why!   Should We Tailor Difficulty of a School Text to Child’s Comfort Level or Make Them Sweat? (The […]

  10. DEN Trend Report: 10/8/14

    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why!  Recruiting Tech Talent in High School (Wall Street Journal)  “Technology firm Dyn has struggled to lure top engineers […]

  11. Leadership in the Age of Connectedness

    Jannita posted yesterday about our new lineup for the Leadership@Now webinar series.  While every one of them will be incredible for school leaders to attend, I have to admit I’m thrilled to be hosting the first one on October 20th, Leadership in the Age of Connectedness.  It’s a perfect tie in to Connected Educator Month, and […]

  12. One Idea With: Dr. John Hill, National Rural Education Association Executive Director

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews the Executive Director of the National Rural Education Association (NREA) Dr. John Hill. A former math teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent, Dr. Hill’s One Idea focuses on how to improve the school hiring process.  Watch the video below to […]

  13. DEN Trend Report: 10/1/14

      Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why!  8 ways school leaders can support the digital transition (eSchool News) “More than 100 educators, policymakers, and […]

  14. DEN Trend Report: 9/24/14

    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let’ us know what captured your eye and why! Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in New Study (Education Week) “The so-called gender pay gap is widely recognized, […]

  15. One Idea With: Karen Cator, President and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Promise

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews the President and CEO of Digital Promise, Karen Cator.  A Congressionally authorized nonprofit, Digital Promise works at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and learning technology developers to improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans through technology and research. […]

  16. DEN Trend Report: 9/17/14

    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let’ us know what captured your eye and why! The Death of the Classroom As We Know It (CNBC) “…with the pace of change accelerating in virtually […]

  17. One Idea With: Former Principal and Author Baruti Kafele

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews former school principal, best-selling ASCD author, educational consultant, and motivational speaker Baruti Kafele. Author of Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success and Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, Mr. Kafale’s One Idea focuses on how […]

  18. One Idea With: Author Mark Barnes

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews 20-year classroom teacher and ASCD author Mark Barnes. The author of Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom,  Mr. Barnes’ One Idea focuses on the future of grading and assessment.  Watch the video below to learn more, […]

  19. One Idea With: North Carolina’s Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Mooresville Graded School District’s Superintendent Dr. Mark Edwards. Leader of a school district dedicated to preparing every child, every day, to be successful and responsible citizens in a global workplace and community, Dr. Edwards’ One Idea focuses on the importance of building […]

  20. One Idea: With McREL International’s Incoming CEO, Bryan Goodwin

    In the third of a series of interviews with the thought leaders driving the digital transition nationwide, Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews McREL International’s incoming CEO, Bryan Goodwin. McREL International is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan education research and development corporation dedicated to translating research into practical applications for educators.  Mr. Goodwin’s One Idea […]

  21. Seeds and Deeds

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      A gardener spends time with seeds and the dynamics of seeds Gardeners learn things about seeds Not all planted seeds will germinate Not all that germinate will survive Not all of the food that may be produced will be eaten by humans – ground hogs, deer, rabbits, raccoons, . . . may get to […]