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Connecting Students to the Real World Through Project-Based Learning

Connecting Students to the Real World Through Project-Based Learning

A project-based learning approach to teaching means connecting students to the real-world through thought-provoking activities designed to challenge and inspire by doing. It’s an effective way to introduce students to multiple subjects while helping them build critical thinking skills. As defined by PBLWorks, project-based learning “is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills

Free & Fun Resources to Bust Vaping Myths

Do you know how to talk to your students about the dangers of e-cigarettes? If this is a challenging topic for you to discuss with students, the CVS Health Foundation, CATCH Global Foundation, and Discovery Education can help with resources available through the Be Vape Free initiative. With Be Vape Free, educators are empowered to help students to

Helping Student Heroes Soar with Substance Misuse Prevention Skills 

October 23rd to 31st is Red Ribbon Week, and we’re super excited about this year’s theme:  Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. ™  Because not only do students deserve to live their best lives, they deserve to be BRAVE about it. It’s up to educators, families, and community members to remind students that doing what’s right isn’t a challenge,

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.

Social and Emotional Learning: A Principal’s Perspective

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

Why I LOVE Econ Essentials

Guest blog by Jacqueline Prester, Teacher, Mansfield High School For several years, I have enjoyed using the Econ Essentials modules to deliver high-quality economics curriculum in the Entrepreneurship class I teach at Mansfield High School.  The interactive modules provide student choice, self-paced learning, and a sense of accomplishment with a certificate of completion. I was

Fit in Fitness this Fall

By Kristen Davis, 1st Grade Educator from Jay Elementary School, Santa Rosa County, Florida School District, Super Health, Super You Discovery Education Program Ambassador _________________________________________ Novo Nordisk and Discovery Education are calling all educators to kick off this fall season with some family time and physical activity!  Super Health, Super You has launched their newest

Do Your Students Struggle with Stress?

Help Your Students Experience Happiness with the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills Studies show that more than half of students are stressed, and many don’t know how to handle it. LG and Discovery Education have created a no-cost, standards-aligned curriculum to help them bounce back from the hard times and discover their happy through regular practice of

Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Let’s Go Girls! Get Inspired with a Special Guest Blogger   Meet Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D. and developmental psychologist, the Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA. In this position, she helps develop and implement national strategic initiatives to effectively serve girls and their families.  She serves as a national spokesperson

Conservation Station – Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip

What do streetlights and sea turtles have in common? By Rita A. Mortenson, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area High School, Wisconsin    Join me for an incredible virtual field trip to learn how smart streetlights are helping protect sea turtles in Florida, along with a wide variety of other innovative ways technology is working to

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