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

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

Community Update

Community Update: March 2, 2018

  Thank you for viewing the Community Update. You’ll find the links referenced in the update below. Community Update Presentation Summer Institutes Information: Applications Due March 16th by 9 PM ET   100 Ways, 100 Days: Upcoming Events: 3M How Nature Inspires 3M Innovation Virtual Viewing Party: Days of Discovery:

“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

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

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

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

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.

Now Available On Demand: DEN Connect Live Stream featuring Amy Gensemer and Peg Hartwig

Discovery Education Team members Amy Gensemer, Director of Science Content and Peg Hartwig, Content Developer Math were this week’s DEN Connect Livestream, sharing tips and strategies for using the Dashboard functionality of each of the Techbooks. To continue the conversation, here are a couple of recommendations. Watch the on demand archive below. Log into the DEN Online