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Financial Literacy Curriculum Design and Educational Approach

Financial Literacy Curriculum Design and Educational Approach

April is National Financial Literacy Month and there’s no better time to shine a light on the importance of financial education for youth. Pathway to Financial Success in Schools is a standards-aligned suite of materials created to provide students, educators, and their families with the tools they need to make sound financial decisions and achieve

Bring the Magic of Madden to Life with a NEW Virtual Field Trip

  A Numbers Game: Data-Driven Decision-Making and Video Game Development! Did you know that more than 400 people work on Madden NFL every year – that’s enough to field more than seven football teams! Fun statistics are just the start of what students will learn in this exclusive look at the data that helps create

10 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month from the Cha-Ching Band!

The lively cartoon band, Cha-Ching has lots of great ways to help you and your students celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Here’s their top countdown of greatest hits! 1.Press Play! Listen to one (or all!) of Cha-Ching’s 17 music videos which teach kids the basics of financial literacy. 2. Join us for a-rockin’ good time in

Financing the Future and College Affordability

In our previous post, we looked at pathways students can follow after high school, with tools and resources to help navigate their journey. This week, we focus in on the financial side of further education.   Students and parents can easily become overwhelmed with the vast amount of information surrounding paying for further education. This is

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

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

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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