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Celebrate National Financial Literacy Month

Celebrate National Financial Literacy Month

The United States Senate declared April National Financial Literacy Month to dedicate focus on increasing the financial capability of our youth. The statistics are both staggering and eye-opening: More than 1 in 6 students in the US do not reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy Nearly 1/4 of millennials spend more than

Science Fair Central

As creation and science fair time approaches, the Science Fair Central website is a rich resource of ideas for projects of investigation.  For me, it is a year-round resource for maker activities, local workshop events, and inspiration. As an educator, I was first drawn to the Science Fair Central website to participate in the Home

College Access: Your Students Can Go to College

  Spring is officially here and it’s time to break out your jerseys, sport that new cap and cheer on your students as we welcome college acceptance season. This is always a stressful time for students as they wait for that special letter to arrive or start looking towards application options for next fall. Celebrating

Content Showcase: April 2018

Check out brand new content added to Discovery Education services this month. Explore the full list of newly added resources on the New This Month Content Collection. Secrets of the Underground by Science Channel Grades: 6-8, 9-12 Services: Streaming U.S., Streaming Canada Art Minutes by Fabian-Baber Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Services: Streaming U.S., Streaming Canada A

Need resources to teach compassion, empathy and tolerance?

Empower Students to Make Positive Change In Their World and Be Eligible for $10,000 in Prizing Across the country, students are standing up for what they believe in and making powerful changes in their communities. You have the opportunity to support this next generation of activists and allies to counter hate, inspire respect, and make

The Power of Student Challenges

Over the last few years, I have students participate in the Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Within our program, we do what we can to promote collaboration and problem solving, and I can think of no better way to do that then to let students take on real-world problems to solve. Most of the

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

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

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Encouraging Students to Make Mistakes: Lessons from Silicon Valley

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, used an abacus at his school in Ukraine because calculators were not available. As a teenager, he emigrated to the United States in 1992 and settled in Mountain View, California, not far from today’s Google headquarters. He and his mother struggled in those early years, living in public

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

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