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Powering SEL Skills in Your Classroom with LaGolda

Powering SEL Skills in Your Classroom with LaGolda

A brand new year is here, which means there’s an important opportunity to freshen up curricula, reset, and test out new resources. This new year, we want to highlight the empowering Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) resources that focus on diversity, inclusion, and foster empathy and kindness in the classroom. Make this new year the

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

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January 2020: Questioning skills to support design thinking

There are hundreds of visual models of the design thinking process on the Web. They all include similar components as illustrated below.   The first step in the design thinking process, empathizing, requires students to identify a problem or process from the point of view of the intended audience. Developing this empathetic mindset requires asking

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

Using Super Health, Super You Program Resources to Encourage Healthy Habits in Your School & Community

Super Health, Super You is an educational program designed to initiate healthy lifestyle conversations in upper elementary classes and school communities across the country. The program content helps educators inspire students to make healthy lifestyle choices. Below our guest blogger, Lisette Venegas, a Bilingual Resource Teacher at Sugar Creek Elementary & Core Knowledge Charter School

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

SOS: Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom

October is National Bullying Prevention Month – a campaign held throughout the entire month of October dedicated to raising awareness around bullying and developing solutions to prevent anti-social and harmful behaviors. As we exit this month, we want to spotlight the strategies that build essential social and emotional learning (SEL) skills for younger students and

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

#CelebrateWithDE: First Day of Spring

Can you track the seasonal changes by the energy in your classroom? Spring equinox, vernal equinox, first day of spring, whatever you call it, it’s time to say goodbye to winter and say hello to spring. Worms will start appearing, the birds will dial up their song, and we may breathe a sigh of relief

SOS Top Ten for STEM Thinking

Welcome to the SOS Top Ten series. In this edition, we highlight some of the most popular ways to use Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) to encourage and develop STEM thinking in your classroom. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM, is the Discovery Education instructional focus for the month of March. The STEM movement has grown from

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