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8 Great Ways to Turn Holiday Downtime Into Fun-Filled Family Learning 

8 Great Ways to Turn Holiday Downtime Into Fun-Filled Family Learning 

Set the table for abundant at-home learning this holiday season with the help of Discovery Education’s no-cost interactive learning resources for families. Read on to explore a holiday buffet of standards-aligned K-12 family learning content that will open up all-new avenues for students to uncover vital real-world knowledge, while equipping parents with streamlined tools to maximize at-home learning during the holidays.   HEALTH & WELLNESS It’s important for students to stay committed to healthy

New Resources From Soar With Wings Support Student Emotional Health at Home and at School

Research shows that mindfulness and emotional health are critical skills for young students. Practicing mindfulness helps reduce negative mental reactions, like stress and anxiety. In short, mindful kids are less stressed and have an easier time focusing on school, no matter the learning environment. Bringing emotional wellness into the classroom or home means that kids will

Teach Students to Build Confidence and Build Body Image with the Amazing Me Virtual Field Trip! 

Low self-esteem has been associated with a number of psychological, physical and social consequences. In this all-new, on-demand Virtual Field Trip (VFT) from Amazing Me, a program developed in partnership with the Dove Self-Esteem Project, students have the opportunity to explore how to be kinder to themselves and others.   Educators play an important role in helping to engage students in critical

Recognize Red Ribbon Week with New Resources and Learning Experiences from Dose of Knowledge

Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23rd to 31st and is dedicated to raising student awareness about the dangers of substance misuse through hands-on learning opportunities. Discovery Education and CVS Health are partnering to host as part of the Dose of Knowledge program to support educators, students and communities in the fight against substance misuse.

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

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