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New Resources From Soar With Wings Support Student Emotional Health at Home and at School

New Resources From Soar With Wings Support Student Emotional Health at Home and at School

Research shows that mindfulness and emotional health are critical skills for young students. Practicing mindfulness helps reduce negative mental reactions, like stress and anxiety. In short, mindful kids are less stressed and have an easier time focusing on school, no matter the learning environment. Bringing emotional wellness into the classroom or home means that kids will

Celebrating the Winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge

Join Discovery Education for the second of a three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and counter hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to

Celebrating the Winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge 

Join Discovery Education for the first of a three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and stand against hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to speak out.  3rd PLACE WINNER Anayla Wilson, 9th Grade Episcopal High School | Houston, TX  “There is a whole side to history that people never talk about,

Empowering Students to Use Data to Understand Election Trends

COVID-19. Climate crisis. Economic inequality. Racial justice. Immigration. These are just a few of the topics most important to voters in the United States leading up to the 2020 presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center. Every four years, we enter a new presidential election season that shapes the course of the country for decades

New Social Emotional Learning Resources Support Body Confidence Education for Elementary Students

The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education have teamed up to develop Amazing Me, an all-new program focused on social emotional learning (SEL), health and body confidence.  Numerous studies have shown that low self-esteem in adolescents can negatively affect their performance in school, their relationships with others and their self-perception. Through this new partnership, educators and parents will

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Award $10,000 to 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge Winners

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education (USC Shoah Foundation), and Discovery Education announced today the winners of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. The Challenge and the 2020 winners exemplify the power of youth voices to connect communities and the role of social and emotional learning in empowering students to

Spark Hope Through Human Rights: New Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power

By Karen Robinson, Director of Speak Truth to Power   Hope undercurrents movements for change. Whether it be speaking out about racial justice or supporting a candidate for an election, hope inspires other to build a better future. In 1966, late Senator Robert F. Kennedy said: “Each time a man stands up for an ideal,

6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Meet Students Where They Are with Versatile Discovery Education Resources  Teaching students the importance of equity, access and culture is more important now than ever.  Empowering young learners with resources that help them better understand and embrace the world around them while encouraging them to take full advantage of versatile learning resources, will be key to helping students re-engage this school year.   Discovery Education offers a number of programs,

Financial Literacy Counts – Now More Than Ever

Read below as guest blogger Amy Erb, a STEAM teacher at Stallings Elementary in Stallings, NC, highlights her favorite resources from Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!   Money is all around us – earning, saving, spending, and donating – but most of our kids don’t know what the term ‘financial literacy’ even means. While the skills to make smart money decisions often take years to become

SOS Instructional Strategies for Implementing Human Rights Education with Comprehensive Digital Resources from Speak Truth to Power

Human beings around the world, regardless of age, gender, religion, cultural background, or socioeconomic status, share a set of basic rights and freedoms simply because they are human. Human rights education, at its best, engages and empowers students, helping them to recognize and value their own power in making a difference, as they become the

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