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Three SOS Instructional Strategies for Supporting Social Emotional Learning with New Resources from Discover Your Happy

Three SOS Instructional Strategies for Supporting Social Emotional Learning with New Resources from Discover Your Happy

The social and emotional wellbeing of students continues to be a top priority in schools, districts and communities around the country. As families face ongoing challenges and the uncertainties of the future impacts our daily lives, supporting students in their ability to manage their emotions will require access to flexible, digital resources that can reach

Learn to Empower Your Students to Find Their Voice: Explore Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power 

By Rita Mortensen, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area School District  Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights are providing the opportunity for teachers to access free professional development resources dedicated to empowering our students to find their voice. This curriculum is coming at a time when we see more and more youth getting involved with causes they are passionate

2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

With March being National Reading Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to immerse ourselves in STEM-infused literature! Books are so important to growing a STEM mindset, especially with the earliest of learners. Books open doors and windows to worlds and experiences which many students may never have the opportunity to enjoy in

#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

Provide your students with a fun and engaging entry into poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day. Although poetry can sometimes be difficult to understand or appreciate, these resources showcase some of the most interesting and accessible work by famous poets and then suggest some activities that will help students practice writing poetry about familiar topics.

Learning in 360 Degrees: Connecting STEM with Literature in Ms. Jackson’s First Grade Classroom

Learning is: Connecting STEM and Literature Visit Ms. Jackson’s first grade classroom at Park Ridge Elementary School in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying their connection between STEM and literature through the Aesop fable, The Crow and the Pitcher. The Big Idea By completing a

#CelebrateWithDE – International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is coming on September 8. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has highlighted the theme for 2017 as Literacy in a Digital World! The organization’s framing of the issue will certainly ring true for educators: At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn

Five Ways to Teach Women’s Equality Day

Did you know that women were allowed to vote in Sweden in 1718? (though it was rescinded shortly thereafter in 1772). During the short lived “Age of Liberty” in Sweden, landholding-women were provided limited opportunities to vote! Officially, however, the first “self-governing” country to open voting to all women without any conditions was New Zealand

Meeting Students in the Middle: Guidance for Engaging Middle School Learners

Whether you’re an educator or a student, middle school can be tough. As students enter their adolescence, more is expected academically than ever before. During these pre-teen years, students must become more focused, organized, and disciplined to succeed in school – a shift that is complicated by the rapid changes they find themselves going through

#CelebrateWithDE – Winter Solstice

The first day of winter, or Winter Solstice, falls on December 21, 2016. It’s a great time to use imagery to engage your students in all their core areas. We have some ideas for using some specific teaching strategies along with winter-related content to strengthen literacy skills. If you want to focus all your attention

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