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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

Commemorate the Anniversary of the End of the Battle of the Somme – #CelebratewithDE

The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of World War I, begun on July 1, 1916 and ended on November 18, 1916. It was fought with an all-volunteer force and the most troops Britain had ever sent into battle. Britain, France, and their allies hoped to move German forces from their

How a Random Encounter With an Airport Cleaning Lady Changed This Teacher’s Destination

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Chris Layton, Oak Ridge Schools (TN) Chris Layton had hit the wall. After seven years of teaching, the long hours, late nights, and stress had caught up to him. He was ready to do something else, so he left the school system and took a job as

Teaching Hispanic American Heritage

Updated September 15h, 2015 We’re in the middle of the 27th annual National Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors and celebrates Hispanic American history and culture from September 15th to October 15th.  President Lyndon Johnson approved Hispanic Heritage Week, which was later expanded to a month by President Ronald Reagan. Why part of September and part of

Mousey Monday – Global Wrap

                        Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!! Mousey wanted to bring to your attention Discovery Education’s weekly series Global Wrap. Global Wrap is a weekly roundup of the major news reports occurring throughout the world. The series provides an engaging overview

An impressive DE presence at ASCD

#ASCDCurios(ity)?

Are you curious about the DEN’s presence at ASCD? Wonder no longer. Here’s the schedule of featured and concurrent speakers and what’s going on in the Discovery Corporate Room. They include a stellar list with Opening Keynote Reed Timmer, Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo,  Jannita Demian, Shanika Hope, Susanne Meixsell, Brad Fountain, Jason Altman, and Ginny Washburne.

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