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Teaching My Kids How to Use ‘Invisible Money’ in Today’s World

Teaching My Kids How to Use ‘Invisible Money’ in Today’s World

This week’s guest blogger is Rachelle Clare, a team member at Jackson Charitable Foundation, Discovery Education’s partner in the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids financial literacy program. When my 6-year-old son said, “Mom, you should use your ATM card and get out one million dollars, then we would be rich,” I knew he didn’t understand the

How We Won $10k For Our Elementary School (And How You Can Too)

My name is Addy Ruby, and I’m a Technology Instructor at Larry Miller Intermediate School in New Concord, Ohio. As an educator, it’s important to see my students succeed in all aspects of life, particularly in areas that might not be at the forefront of elementary school curriculum. Unlike math, science, and English – aka

TGR EDU: Explore Helps Students ‘Discover their Passion’ through Exploration

Josh Prater, a US History teacher at Sam Rayburn High School in the Pasadena Independent School District, is our guest blogger.  Below, Josh explores the TGR: EDU Explore program, highlighting the program’s focus on helping students discover their passion. Students are constantly reminded about the importance of preparing for college and career, but the responsibility

Learning in 360: Exploring Angles

  Visit Mr. Eric Williams’ grade 8 math class in Toronto, Ontario to see how he utilizes Math Techbook to support and engage his students The Big Idea Mr. Williams’s students are exploring geometry and specifically angles and measurement. He has arranged his classroom with a variety of stations that include a basic understanding of

LET’S GO BEHIND THE MASK!

Meet the characters who will be featured in our new Virtual Field Trip, Discover the Spider-Verse How many Spider-People are there? Who is Miles Morales? What does it take to be a 21st Century hero? Let’s find out! Meet Miles Morales, he is a new kind of hero. Miles is 13-year-old from Brooklyn who has

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

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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