By Marty Creel, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction, Discovery Education All across the country, school districts are adapting to digital curriculum to give their students the competitive edge they will need once they leave the classroom. Making this transition to digital learning can be fraught with fresh challenges, but there are
If we want students to learn biology, why not teach them to think, read, and write like biologists? If we want them to learn history, shouldn’t they be able to think, read, and write like historians? Approaching core subjects from this perspective is at the heart of disciplinary literacy. Now more than ever, it’s become
This is a guest post from one of our Education Consultants, Andy Tidswell. A big thank you to Andy for his contribution. To find out more about Andy please see his bio at the bottom of his post. We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by
We hope that many of you will be joining us for our celebration of Shakespeare this Friday (22nd April) at 2:30pm BST. You can watch live or register for the on-demand version. We know that teaching Shakespeare is more than a one-day event though — you and your students learn about Shakespeare’s works at various
I am still mentally unpacking all of the great learning and connections made at the 17TH ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE! As I explained in my brief remarks prior to an amazing keynote by Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, I couldn’t have felt more at home. Growing up in a household with three sisters and marrying into a family
In my previous blog, Questions that Spark Student Curiosity, I discussed ways to ask questions that would engage students. France Snyder commented, “What is the best way to evaluate our students? What is the effect on our students’ engagement, retention, and transference of skills? What is overall best for our students?” I’ve thought a lot
Our brand new “curriculum experts” blog series will feature people who have knowledge skills or experience in a particular subject area that relates to classrooms or may be of interest to teachers. These may be classroom practitioners or experts outside of school. If you know of anyone that you think would be good to feature –
When is the last time you bought 42 watermelons? A student at Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Florida told us recently that she saw a textbook that had a math problem about buying 42 watermelons. “Who does that?” she asked. Unless they own a grocery store or a fruit stand, the answer is: no one.