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National Youth Violence Prevention Week Activities & Challenges

National Youth Violence Prevention Week Activities & Challenges

Discovery Education is proud to co-sponsor National Youth Violence Prevention Week, from March 19 – 23. We value the importance of creating classrooms and communities where students and teachers both feel safe and happy, and we are pleased to stand beside our partner, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, and a number of well-regarded leaders in

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

“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

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

DEN Trend Report: 12/19/17

In this DEN Trend Report:
>Demand is growing for a strong STEM workforce. How can educators prepare today’s learners for tomorrow’s careers?
>5 Ways Parents Can Encourage STEM at Home
>When Should Cybersecurity Education Start? Some Say Elementary School
>District of the year: Long Beach Unified School District
>U.S. Students Comprehend Information Better Online than on Paper
>Checkoff’s Discovery Education Partnership Brings Your Farm Story to Classroom
>Family’s Playlists’ the latest infusion of tech into parent-teacher communications
>My School’s Great, but American Education? Not so Much. New Poll on U.S. Attitudes Suggests Public Perception ‘in a State of Flux’.
>3 Ways to Reimagine Learning Spaces

Classroom Resources to Help Combat the Opioid Crisis

Take the Pledge to  PREVENT OPIOID MISUSE The Public Health Emergency that is the Opioid Epidemic impacts schools and communities across the United States and around the world. Last year the DEA partnered with Discovery Education to combat this growing epidemic with the launch of Operation Prevention. Operation Prevention’s mission is to educate students about the

DEN Trend Report: 10/23/17

Trending in education this week:
> Students need tech skills for more than just jobs — they need it to be good citizens
> What is Education’s Redesign Strategy?
> Industry and education partnerships key to targeting skills gap in tech
> Survey: Daily classroom edtech use on the rise
> Makerspaces expanding STEM opportunities in rural schools
> 10 Disruptions That Will Revolutionize Education
> The Geography of Teacher Shortages.
> Students Gain Valuable Real-World Experience as IT Volunteers