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Super Health, Super You: A Balancing Act

Super Health, Super You: A Balancing Act

By Kristen Davis, 1st Grade Educator from Jay Elementary School, Santa Rosa County, Florida School District Super Health, Super You Discovery Education Program Ambassador   As teachers trying to change the landscape of education to match the progress of technology, we understand how important it is to make sure students are fluent in technology and

Three Things I Learned from Teaching Happiness

 LG and Discovery Education want to help you discover your happy. Through a series of guest blog posts, we’ll cover topics from the science behind happiness to how to make the most of the Discover Your Happy resources. This month, guest blogger Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., science director of the Greater Good Science Center, shares the

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Curriculum

Take A Stand For Healthy Relationships is an exciting program from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) that teaches students how to understand and build healthy relationships. Through a series of self-paced modules, your students will learn how to exercise skills in communication and self-awareness, and how they can develop healthy friendships and relationships. The

Practical Applications for High School STEM: Navy STEM Challenges Now Available!

Guest blog by Jamie Jenkins, Manager of Instructional Design for Discovery Education   Navy STEM for the Classroom, created in partnership with America’s Navy, is a series of interactive classroom resources designed for 9-12 graders to explore the world of STEM through real Navy careers.  If your students are curious about applying their learning to

Learning and Sharing with SOS

The Spotlight On Strategies series contains a collection of creative, research-based instructional strategies that incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.

This collection continues to be one of the most used, and most valued, resources for the Discovery Educator Network community. It contains more than 135 research based instructional strategies with video vignettes and downloadable PDF instructions for using them in your classroom.

SOS Top Ten for Promoting Cooperation, Collaboration, and Teamwork

The more practice students have while in school, the better they’ll get at working together to accomplish a goal. This month we’re highlighting how Spotlight on Strategies instructional ideas can help students learn to cooperate, collaborate, and be an active team member in your classroom.

SOS Story: Sims Middle School

Tuesday, February 20, was an exciting day for Sims Middle School in Santa Rosa County, FL! With the help of Discovery Education PD STEM Specialist Dacia Jones, members of the Sims Middle School staff challenged all teachers in the school to use Spotlight On Strategies and then share them in a Twitter Smackdown using the #smsstrategysmackdown hashtag. This fun challenge was part of their district’s “State of Innovate 2018″. We’re excited to elevate and celebrate several of the SOS stories from of the participating teachers. Read to find out about their experiences, and get ideas for how SOS can make a difference in your classroom, too!

5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET).  We are light years ahead of 2001 where dial-up modems were all the rage! With STEM back then, content was king and there was a critical need in our industries for content area

5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

Many of the problems we face in our world today will not be solved by today’s adults, but by the students in our classrooms. Whether it is inventing a better way to distribute clean water, repopulate endangered species, or traveling and colonizing Mars; our students will be the ones leading the way. We don’t have

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