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Using Discourse to Promote a Positive Classroom Culture

Using Discourse to Promote a Positive Classroom Culture

Can we expect students to know how to discuss topics with their teachers and each other on a daily basis? Of course we can! When teachers instill a positive classroom culture: Students are respectful of each other, their teacher and of their learning. Students understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others. Students are able to appreciate what

#CelebrateWithDE – Butterfly Education & Awareness Day

Alighting on the calendar in a few days, it’s Butterfly Education & Awareness Day. To match the spirit of the day, we’d like to help you focus your students’ awareness on these beautiful creatures by providing a gallery of the amazing color patterns to be found on butterflies and a little foundational information about why

EA Sports: Madden NFL & NFLPA STEM Career Challenge

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See Students require opportunities to see what careers exist beyond their classrooms and community. Students must also understand how STEM factors in each career pathway. The ability to see how student passions and interests can extend to careers in STEM is critical to success in the future. Discovery Education

SOS Story: Lodi Ambassadors

This week’s SOS Story comes to us from Lodi, California. With DEN Star and Ambassador Lead Martha Snider at the helm, this group of nine DEN Ambassadors took the SOS challenge and ran with it! Each member of the Ambassador group not only tried SOS in the classroom, but also agreed to share what they did so that we could celebrate and learn with them. Here are their stories.

#CelebrateWithDE – Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than just hot dogs and pool openings. It was originally known as Decoration Day, to mark the use of flowers and flags to decorate the graves of America’s armed service members killed in wartime. Help your students understand the civics and history behind this holiday with an assortment of resources that

#CelebrateWithDE – Women in Flight

May 21, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s solo transatlantic flight. With the recent success of Hidden Figures and the April 9th hand off of the command of the International Space Station to NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, there is plenty to celebrate about women in flight! In fact, Sally Ride’s birthday is coming

Discovering Farmland: Four Ways We’re Sustainable On Our Farm

Like what you see below? Join our Twitter Chat sharing new ways to teach sustainability in agriculture on May 23 at 6:30 pm ET at #FarmlandChat. Sign up today here. Special Guest Post by Carla Wardin  When people talk about sustainability, I like to point to generational farms as an example. I’m the sixth generation in

#CelebrateWithDE – International Museum Day

International Museum Day is approaching! If we go by the dictionary definition of museum – “a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored or exhibited” – your classroom could easily be considered a museum with a few pointed activities. (Also, if we look at the dictionary entry for “museum,”

STEM Strategies that Work & STEMinar LIVE – May 2017

STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture.

2017 Day of Discovery: TN Edition

On Saturday, May 13, over 50 educators from Tennessee and across the Southeast participated in a stop on the 2017 Day of Discovery tour. The day was filled with learning, sharing and connecting among educators at Columbia State Community College. We want to extend a special thank you to our exceptional hosts, Maury County Public Schools. Sessions included Top 5

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