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Discovery Education in Action: Danielle Williams

Discovery Education in Action: Danielle Williams

Welcome to the first in a series of upcoming webinars, blog posts, and livestreams as we drop-in on Discovery Education classrooms to see Discovery Education in Action.  Last month we had the opportunity to visit Danielle Williams’s class in Willmington, NC.  Here’s what she had to say.   Background: B.S. Geology- Radford University, M.A. Teaching Secondary

Discovery Education Comes Out on Top in New Ratings

By: Robert Onsi, SVP of Product Development for Discovery Education We were excited — but not surprised — to learn that Discovery Education Techbook came out on top in a recent analysis of SpotOn™ ratings of digital resources. Our analysis of SpotOn rankings, organized by publisher, found that Discovery Education takes the lead as the

Want Discovery Education to Visit Your Classroom?

We are looking for community members (i.e., YOU!) who are willing to open the doors to their classrooms (literally) to show what Discovery Education looks like in action in a classroom! If you are interested in showcasing the great work you are doing with your students, please express interest by completing our form.   Fill

Renowned Volleyball Coach Finds True Calling in STEM

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Tina Garrett, STEM Coordinator, Garland Independent School District, Texas Some teachers are born into education; they come from a family of educators and never really could see themselves becoming anything but a teacher. Others are inspired into education; they had a teacher who was so inspirational and so

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Teaching Is All in the Family for This Rock Hill Educator

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Queenie Hall, Rock Hill Schools, SC Queenie Hall tried not to go into education. Sure, her mom was a teacher for more than 40 years and her sister was an educator. But Queenie wanted a different path. She majored in communications, did a lot of internships, and got

A Broken Calculator Led This Future Actuary to a Career in Education

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Mark Schommer, D.C. Everest Area School District, Wisconsin Mark Schommer was planning to be an actuary, until a broken calculator changed his life. Schommer was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. It was the day of his Calculus 2 final, and he was hurrying across

Why This Career Corrections Officer Went Back to Middle School

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Michael Pillsbury, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC) For more than 15 years, Michael Pillsbury was paid to put people in prison or make sure they stayed there. And it was that experience that led him to become a teacher. First he served as a member of the Army’s military police,

How a Random Encounter With an Airport Cleaning Lady Changed This Teacher’s Destination

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Chris Layton, Oak Ridge Schools (TN) Chris Layton had hit the wall. After seven years of teaching, the long hours, late nights, and stress had caught up to him. He was ready to do something else, so he left the school system and took a job as

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