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

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

Stronger Than Hate Challenge Empowers Students to Take Control of Virtual Learning

This week’s blog is written from the perspective of USC Shoah Foundation junior interns, who are part of USC Shoah Foundation’s William P Lauder Junior Intern program.  Please read below for their views on how participation in the Stronger Than Hate Challenge impacts student learning. By Alejandra Casillas, Grace Sandman, Hannah Levy, John Levy and

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

Learn to Empower Your Students to Find Their Voice: Explore Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power 

By Rita Mortensen, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area School District  Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights are providing the opportunity for teachers to access free professional development resources dedicated to empowering our students to find their voice. This curriculum is coming at a time when we see more and more youth getting involved with causes they are passionate

#CelebrateWithDE – D-Day

Mark D-Day on June 6, by remembering what was a stake and what was at risk. The largest amphibious military operation in history at the time Operation Overlord (also known as D-Day) invaded German-occupied Normandy on June 6, 1944. Commemorate the somber occasion with resources that include a video review of the mission and original

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