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

“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

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Get reacquainted with one of these free webinars: Differentiating Instruction Whether you are new to Discovery Education or looking for new ways to maximize your experience, allow the Discovery Education team guide you through how to receive the latest updates on your MyDE page, maximize your search to access multimodal resources, increase engagement by launching

Content Showcase: February 2018

Explore brand new resources added to Discovery Education services this month. Find the full list of newly added resources each month on the New This Month Content Collection. Life of a Can: The Never-Ending Story by Discovery Education Grades: K-5, 6-8 Services: STEM Connect Infographics by SGAP Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Services: Streaming U.S., Social Studies Techbook Growth

Empower Students to Make the World Stronger than Hate

Teach Tolerance Using IWitness Testimony It seems as if now, more than ever in my teaching career, I am searching for trusted resources to help my students cope with the hate that often surrounds them in the media, in their personal lives, and even in the classroom. How can we teach our students to be

8 Ways to Embrace Creativity in the Classroom in 2018

Schools today are unknowingly fighting a creativity crisis. In 1966 the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was developed to understand creativity and predict creative achievement in the future. Since 1990, our students creativity scores have plummeted, and they haven’t turned back upwards yet. The simple definition of creativity is the production of something original and

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

Five Reasons Why I Recommend Financial Pur$uit by TGR EDU: Explore

I recently had the opportunity to complete the Financial Pursuit self-paced module by TGR EDU: Explore, and these are some of the reasons why I think you should bring it into your classroom. 1) Flexibility of Use: Geared for students in grades 9-12, this module can be utilized in a variety of ways. The flexibility

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