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Resources Empowering Educators to Talk to Students About Mental Health

Resources Empowering Educators to Talk to Students About Mental Health

By Jodi Doster, Science and Art Teacher, Bristol Bay Borough School District In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schools have adapted instruction to meet the challenge of continuing students’ education. As the pandemic continues, special attention needs to be paid to students’ mental health. For some students, stress levels may be higher than normal,

Bridge Learning Gaps During SEL Month and Beyond

You can inspire your class to continue building SEL skills together as a team in ANY learning environment with LaGolda, an interactive, pro-social animated series + online educational program available on Discovery Education Experience. Cheer on elementary students as they explore SEL essentials with LaGolda, an awesome 8-year–old girl who travels the world making friends and learning how to overcome obstacles by successfully managing emotions.  Lean into SEL Month in a way that helps address the challenges

Discovery Education & Partners Amplify Resources for Social-Emotional Learning

Discovery Education joins communities across the world to celebrate the importance of social-emotional learning by highlighting the new Social-Emotional Learning Center available in its award-winning K-12 learning platform. The Social-Emotional Learning Center presents a curated collection of hundreds of resources designed to support educators as they integrate SEL into core instruction and to help students

Empower Elementary Students to Build Life-long Body Confidence with New Activities and Lessons from Amazing Me 

The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education have teamed up to deliver the best in social and emotional learning (SEL), health, and confidence-building resources for elementary educators. Amazing Me features a suite of classroom and family resources focused on building self-esteem, promoting positive body image, and countering bullying.  The all-new digital lesson bundles, classroom activities and professional learning resources are intended to help educators help students

Discover Your Happy Everyday in Celebration of the International Day of Happiness 

Lean into International Day of Happiness ALL WEEK with LG & Discovery Education  Create your own mini wellbeing workshops in class every day in the week leading up to International Day of Happiness with specially curated Discover Your Happy videos and activities! Facilitate discussions around emotional wellness for today’s teens with dynamic resource combos that are each dedicated to one of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills.  Explore

Prioritize Student Self-Care on World Teen Mental Wellness Day

Coping with stress doesn’t always fit the average teenager’s definition of cool. Use these Discovery Education resources to create a safe space where students can open up and let others in for World Teen Mental Wellness Day. Dose of Knowledge  Explore the effects that stress, anxiety, and depression can have on the teen brain and body using

Elementary Resources to Kickstart SEL Month 

Get the ball rolling for SEL Month this March with uplifting, on-the-go resources from LaGolda, the pro-social animated series and online educational program available on Discovery Education Experience. Through the world-travelling adventures of the eponymous 8-year-old girl and the awesome friendships she develops along the way, LaGolda breathes life into essential SEL skills that elementary students can relate to and explore in their own lives.  Using the animated series

Three Steps to Empower Youth Voices to Overcome Hate

The third annual Stronger Than Hate Challenge is now open and offers students the opportunity to win $10,000 in prizing. Students aged 13-18 are encouraged to submit a work of art in any medium – create a video, write a poem, song, or blog, or produce a painting – that demonstrates the chosen medium’s potential to create a community that

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

Expand Perspectives on Preventing Substance Misuse – Explore the Dose of Knowledge Panel Discussion On-Demand 

Initiating conversations with students about the dangers of substance misuse can be difficult to navigate. As instances of substance misuse continue to be too common and as young people faced increased stress, anxiety, and isolation during these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we all play an active role helping students understand the dangers of drug misuse.   CVS Health in partnership with Discovery Education presented

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