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Gratitude and 5 Other Skills to Build Sustainable Happiness

Gratitude and 5 Other Skills to Build Sustainable Happiness

By Laura Bakosh, Ph.D. Co-Founder, Inner Explorer Discovery Education guest blogger, Laura from Inner Explorer, talks about the importance of practicing happiness skills, particularly during the challenges of the global pandemic. Yesterday, I received a package from my sister in law, Marsha, with a beautiful homemade face mask. Gratitude washed over me. Her generosity released a cascade of feelings

Connecting Students to the Real-World of Healthcare

by Joe Sanchez, PhD MBA, Director of R&D Science Engagement at AstraZeneca As kids continue to navigate the new school year, whether in-person or virtually, being aware of overlapping diseases and social realities has become more important than ever. Beyond the ever-present threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are 6.2 million children living with asthma in

Prevention Resources to Keep Kids Substance-Free

by Helen Gaynor, Director of Educational Programs at Responsibility.org We know kids don’t live in a vacuum and are faced with important decisions each day. That’s why Responsibility.org’s Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix underage drinking prevention program and Discovery Education teamed up in 2018 to deliver award-winning prevention resources designed to spark conversations about

Tools Connecting High Schoolers to Financial Success

Research from the U.S. Treasury Department implies that educating students about smart financial decisions is as critical as ever: only 1 out of 6 students currently have the baseline of economic knowledge they need to be successful long-term. Connecting students to financial know-how, including information about financial institutions, provides a means for young people to achieve their dreams. With

2 Steps to Become a Student-Centered Educator in Any Teaching Environment

By Saki Hashimoto, Learning Facilitator, TGR Foundation – A Tiger Woods Charity Student engagement, in either the in-person or virtual environment, is critical to learning.  One way to immediately connect with students and heighten engagement is to teach in the student-centered approach. The student-centered approach emphasizes authentic opportunities for students to be creators of information,

Help Families Celebrate STEM Learning at Home with Girls Get STEM!

Discovery Education partners provide a number of family resources that aim to create an impactful learning environment at home and reinforce what is being taught in the classroom. Girl Scouts of the USA in partnership with Discovery Education created Girls Get STEM to spark girls’ interest in STEM and help young girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential! No-cost family resources from Girls Get STEM are flexible, easy to implement, available in English and Spanish, and will help students and parents extend

New Partners Join the STEM Careers Coalition to Support STEM Teaching & Learning

The STEM Careers Coalition – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – marked its first anniversary by welcoming new members to the growing coalition and by offering educators, students, and families nationwide access to a host of new, no-cost digital resources. The array of dynamic resources leverage the power

Inspire Living Activism for Human Rights Day with Dynamic Student Activations from Discovery Education

In 2020 the world got sick. But recovering from an illness has a profound way of putting things into perspective. Humanity collectively received a message via a global pandemic, and the way each one of us responds should be appropriately universal. It’s especially important for our young people to understand that this is not just about public health – it’s about the greater good.  December 10 marks the

Potter-Burns Elementary Celebrates $10,000 Prize from the Jackson Charitable Foundation with Engaging, Virtual Financial Literacy Event

Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI today gathered students, educators, and families for a special virtual event focused on improving students’ financial literacy. The event celebrated the local school’s $10,000 prize package from the 4th annual Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Contest offered by Jackson Charitable Foundation. Attended by approximately 450 students and members of the Potter Burns community, the event featured remarks by school leaders and students about the importance of financial literacy

Explore How the “Internet of Things” Encourages Responsible Action with AT&T 

New resource alert! The AT&T Sustainability Channel found in Discovery Education Experience now includes a digital exploration that helps students understand how they can use the internet to make more responsible choices in a location that they frequent on a regular basis.  Students are first given a detailed overview of the what the Internet of Things (IoT) consists of, including types

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