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How to Employ a Differentiated Mindset When Teaching STEM

How to Employ a Differentiated Mindset When Teaching STEM

By Eric Moore and Jason Porter, STEM Educators and Directors at TGR Foundation When we facilitate professional development events, there’s often a common theme: teachers understand the importance of active STEM teaching and learning, but don’t always know how to implement it in a way that supports the diverse needs of their students. In our

Parents, Students & Teachers, Explore Digital Resources for Social Emotional Learning

In Recognition of the First International #SELDay, Dive Into Digital Tools to Expand Social-Emotional Wellness  Social–emotional wellness is the secret ingredient that empowers us to build healthy and successful lives for ourselves and enables us to persevere as we navigate the seemingly endless series of complications life throws our way. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the key to empowering students to build the skills to help them manage their emotions and connect with others in their homes, schools and broader communities. In

Encourage Critical Thinking and Career Exploration with Classroom Resources and a New Virtual Field Trip from Navigating Nuclear 

Contributed by Corey Orr, Science Enrichment Teacher at Eastbrook Middle School in Whitfield County, Georgia  Designed to increase understanding of nuclear energy and nuclear technology applications,?Navigating Nuclear?provides educators with the tools to dig deeper into the role of nuclear science in fields like power generation, medicine, space exploration, food preservation, molecular science, and more. Standards-aligned curriculum for middle and high

Helpful Tools to Turn Your Students into Cyber Detectives with Tech for Tomorrow

Tech for Tommorow is an all-new digital education program designed to highlight the ways technology and innovation can better our world. Developed in partnership with The Tech Interactive, a family-friendly science and technology center at the heart of downtown San Jose, CA, on a mission to inspire the innovator in everyone.  Below, guest blogger Elizabeth

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

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