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#CelebrateWithDE – National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and you can celebrate at any grade level. We’ve collected some engaging resources for you to inspire your students to try their hand at various approaches to poetry, with an eye towards nature, self-expression, and performance. Poetry is a beautifully vulnerable way to express oneself – be sure to model

Know the Risks: The Facts About E-Cigarettes Virtual Field Trip

Tune in Live to the KNOW THE RISKS Virtual Field Trip  April 25th 1 PM EDT Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are now the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youth. But do students know the risks associated with these products? The latest U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on E-cigarette use among Youth and Young Adults

#CelebrateWithDE – Shakespeare’s Birthday

Let’s celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare with some of the best resources available: a curated collection of all things Shakespeare, a virtual field trip that commemorated the anniversary of his death, and full performances of his plays and sonnets. Discovery Education has all this and more to help you share the wonder of Shakespeare

Accepted to #DENSI2017: Meet Anne Leblanc

Accepted to #DENSI2017 Congratulations, Anne LeBlanc! @anneleblanc2 Elementary Teacher, Bel Ayr Elementary, Halifax Regional School Board in Halifax, Nova Scotia. From Anne’s #DENSI2017 Application What skills and strengths will you bring to the DENSI experience? I am always eager to learn, both as an individual and as a teacher. I love teaching. I am always looking

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

THE TOYOTA IMPACT: THE ENGINEERING BEHIND SAFETY

Join us Live:  Thursday, April 20, 1:00 PM ET Take your students behind-the-scenes of Toyota Motor North America Research and Development HQ where technology meets passion in the hub of design, research, and development for Toyota Motor North America. Meet the engineers, scientists, and technicians who envision the future of safety and then use science,

SOS: Z Chart

The Z Chart is a graphic organizer that helps students summarize information using linguistic and nonlinguistic representations. According to research done by Robert Marzano, “Psychologists believe that information is stored in memory in two ways: in words (linguistic) and in images (nonlinguistic).” Nonlinguistic representations can include visual images and organizers, auditory experiences, kinesthetic activities, videos, computer simulations, etc. Graphic organizers are one tool to help students make connections with and summarize information.

#CelebrateWithDE – International Day for Monuments and Sites

Encourage your students to think about the cultural significance of monuments and commemorative sites on the International Day for Monuments and Sites, coming up next week. Around the world, people use specially designed statues, buildings, and works of art, or designated natural spaces, to memorialize, commemorate, and honor people and events in history. Thinking about

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