Find out why Peter Panico says putting Spotlight on Strategies together with a centers-based instructional model focused on specific sub-standards and topics within each unit of study has been a “game changer” in his classroom—increasing student engagement, accountability, and comprehension.
Commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor by having your students study both the context of the event, the day of the attack, and the United States’ response. Rely on primary source resources such as a President Franklin D. Roosevelt speech and man-on-the-street interviews taken just after the attack. Once students are armed with knowledge about
Happy Winter Break! And Happy Holidays! This year, we’re featuring resources about a variety of holidays that fall in the winter and encouraging you to give your students the gift of understanding as they learn about holidays they may not celebrate. After they’ve learned about some silly and serious holiday traditions, have students write a
Learn several great ideas for adapting Spotlight On Strategies AEIOU in a variety of ways!
One of Thanksgiving’s great traditions is storytelling, whether recounting family lore around the dinner table or sharing historical accounts of the earliest celebrations of the holiday. Thanksgiving is a great time to encourage your students to focus on the role of stories in our lives. We hope you and your students have much to be
While Social and Emotional Learning is beginning to gain traction in schools, it is still being implemented to varying degrees in schools around the world. One principal and school in Michigan is very serious about this topic. Rachael Postle-Brown and Pinewood Elementary were recently profiled for their efforts. Hearts and Minds: Social-Emotional Learning Improves Content
Learn great ideas for adapting SOS Six Word Story for many different classroom situations.
Honor and remember our heroes on Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, both on November 11, by connecting to the history of bravery and sacrifice. We’ve gathered curated resources from Discovery Education that will help you and your students focus on the courageous people that have fought to counter attacks
Great ideas for changing up SOS Three Truths and One Lie to adapt it for many learning opportunities in your classroom!
National STEM / STEAM Day arrives on November 8, bringing with it a focus on the incredibly important and engaging subjects of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Give your students a sense of what’s involved in careers in these exciting fields by completing a few activities steeped in the pursuit of discoveries and