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Embrace the #PowerOfEcon April 26th

Embrace the #PowerOfEcon April 26th

Econ Essentials Several years ago, I began incorporating more economic concepts into the Entrepreneurship course I teach at Mansfield High School. I wanted my students to truly understand how the outside world would affect their small businesses. They needed to know the basic economic concepts of supply and demand, how production costs are calculated, and

Bring the Magic of Madden to Life with a NEW Virtual Field Trip

  A Numbers Game: Data-Driven Decision-Making and Video Game Development! Did you know that more than 400 people work on Madden NFL every year – that’s enough to field more than seven football teams! Fun statistics are just the start of what students will learn in this exclusive look at the data that helps create

Positioning Students for the Future

In our previous post, we looked at resources to help students and families understand the true cost of college and research different types of financial aid.  This week, we focus in on student self-advocacy and how they can put their best foot forward for admissions recruiters. Resumes aren’t just something used when seeking employment. Building

10 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month from the Cha-Ching Band!

The lively cartoon band, Cha-Ching has lots of great ways to help you and your students celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Here’s their top countdown of greatest hits! 1.Press Play! Listen to one (or all!) of Cha-Ching’s 17 music videos which teach kids the basics of financial literacy. 2. Join us for a-rockin’ good time in

Keeping Your Students Active & Healthy

Even though NFL players are in the off-season, you and your class can still get in an NFL workout and learn about the science of physical activity. The American Heart Association and the National Football League, working together with Discovery Education, have created resources to help your class get moving. To see how you might

Science Fair Central

As creation and science fair time approaches, the Science Fair Central website is a rich resource of ideas for projects of investigation.  For me, it is a year-round resource for maker activities, local workshop events, and inspiration. As an educator, I was first drawn to the Science Fair Central website to participate in the Home

College Access: Your Students Can Go to College

  Spring is officially here and it’s time to break out your jerseys, sport that new cap and cheer on your students as we welcome college acceptance season. This is always a stressful time for students as they wait for that special letter to arrive or start looking towards application options for next fall. Celebrating

The Power of Student Challenges

Over the last few years, I have students participate in the Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Within our program, we do what we can to promote collaboration and problem solving, and I can think of no better way to do that then to let students take on real-world problems to solve. Most of the

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

“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

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