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Three SOS Instructional Strategies for Supporting Social Emotional Learning with New Resources from Discover Your Happy

Three SOS Instructional Strategies for Supporting Social Emotional Learning with New Resources from Discover Your Happy

The social and emotional wellbeing of students continues to be a top priority in schools, districts and communities around the country. As families face ongoing challenges and the uncertainties of the future impacts our daily lives, supporting students in their ability to manage their emotions will require access to flexible, digital resources that can reach

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

STEM Careers Coalition: Top 3 SOS Instructional Strategies for Successful Career Exploration in the Classroom

The STEM Careers Coalition is a first-of-its-kind coalition of industry partners that have joined forces with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in K – 12 schools nationwide. The Coalition’s mission is to empower educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, foster equity and access to quality education, and build the next generation of solution-seekers at no-cost

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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

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

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