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Keeping Teens Vape Free Through Education

Keeping Teens Vape Free Through Education

According to the Food and Drug Administration, 5 million youth in the United States currently use e-cigarettes: 1 in 4 high school students (27.5%) and 1 in 10 middle school students (10.5%). Vaping increases a person’s chance of experiencing complications from upper respiratory illnesses and some researchers believe there exists a relationship between vaping and COVID-19 patients. As

Conquering the Juggling Act:  Dynamic Digital Resources to Support Integrated Student Health

The secret to achieving wellness rests in finding balance, which means first acknowledging the tremendous juggling act we’re all engaged in on a daily basis. Life’s many complications (looking at you 2020) can make us feel disjointed to the point where, even if we’re excelling in one area, we suddenly find we’ve dropped the ball in another area, just as we were getting into a groove!  But remember

Celebrate the Moments When Learning Comes Alive! Ignite Student Inspiration with Discovery Education’s Innovation Virtual Field Trips

* Did you know our brains have “Mirror Neurons”, which fire not only when we perform an action, but also when we observe that same action performed by another? This is why experiencing something and watching someone else experience it can have the exact same effect on our mind. *  Educators and parents both know that some of students’ most inspired moments of learning

STEM Careers Coalition Video Series Demonstrates the Impact of STEM Skills in Innovation

Solutions Seekers Series Spotlights Professionals Responding to COVID-19 Help students connect the dots between the application of STEM skills and innovating solutions to important real-world challenges with the  STEM Careers Coalition  COVID-19 Solution Seekers, a video series spotlighting how STEM professionals at non-profits corporations, and within industry are pivoting to meet the needs presented by

Five SEL Resources for High School Students from Discover Your Happy

Educators, students, and parents are preparing for back to school with more uncertainty and changes than ever before. As many schools shift to remote learning for the foreseeable future, supporting students social and emotional wellbeing has become a concern for many educators. Helping students manage the stresses of school in a blended learning environment requires

Future Well Kids: Helping Families Develop Healthy Habits

By guest blogger Anna Clausen, Abbott Volunteer Champion Healthy living has always been a focus of mine, as both of my parents passed away from cancer at a young age. I try to stay healthy by keeping an active lifestyle through running, biking and swimming. When I had kids, health became even more important; we

Lead Employees & Unite Communities with the Power of Prevention

Discovery Education and DEA Offer Opioid Prevention Resources for the Workplace & Beyond  On a mission to provide educational resources to end the U.S. opioid epidemic through no-cost substance misuse prevention resources, Operation Prevention was developed in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to empower educators to tackle the opioid misuse conversation with students.  Educating our youth about substance misuse is increasingly critical

Virtual Learning Resources from Ask, Listen, Learn and Discovery Education Spark Important Conversations at Home about the Prevention of Underage Drinking

Digital Tools for Families Grow Students’ Confidence to Say “NO” to Underage Drinking Parents are the leading influence on their kid’s decision to drink – or not to drink – alcohol.  As summer approaches, educators can support parents with a diverse array of digital resources now available from Ask, Listen, Learn and Discovery Education to initiate conversations that help students say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to

Three SOS Instructional Strategies for Supporting Social Emotional Learning with New Resources from Discover Your Happy

The social and emotional wellbeing of students continues to be a top priority in schools, districts and communities around the country. As families face ongoing challenges and the uncertainties of the future impacts our daily lives, supporting students in their ability to manage their emotions will require access to flexible, digital resources that can reach

Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners!  HEALTH & WELLNESS Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving

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