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Three Ways to Integrate the Super Bowl into Learning with AHA and NFL PLAY 60 

Three Ways to Integrate the Super Bowl into Learning with AHA and NFL PLAY 60 

Looking for a fun way to get students active while teaching them the importance of a healthy lifestyle?  NFL Play 60 and the American Heart Association provide engaging resources to help educators teach students the positive impact of physical activity on health and wellness. Through a variety of fun, interactive lessons, digital explorations and videos, educators can provide students and families the tools they

Challenge Students with Hands-On Problem Solving Experiences from Innovation Generation

When we look at the world around us, we can easily point out many problems and challenges facing society and our environment. These problems can be complex and often require critical thinking and innovative ideas to address. Stanley Black & Decker in partnership with Discovery Education has designed Innovation Generation to encourage students to explore creativity, design, and

Connecting Students to the Real-World of Healthcare

by Joe Sanchez, PhD MBA, Director of R&D Science Engagement at AstraZeneca As kids continue to navigate the new school year, whether in-person or virtually, being aware of overlapping diseases and social realities has become more important than ever. Beyond the ever-present threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are 6.2 million children living with asthma in

2 Steps to Become a Student-Centered Educator in Any Teaching Environment

By Saki Hashimoto, Learning Facilitator, TGR Foundation – A Tiger Woods Charity Student engagement, in either the in-person or virtual environment, is critical to learning.  One way to immediately connect with students and heighten engagement is to teach in the student-centered approach. The student-centered approach emphasizes authentic opportunities for students to be creators of information,

Inspire Living Activism for Human Rights Day with Dynamic Student Activations from Discovery Education

In 2020 the world got sick. But recovering from an illness has a profound way of putting things into perspective. Humanity collectively received a message via a global pandemic, and the way each one of us responds should be appropriately universal. It’s especially important for our young people to understand that this is not just about public health – it’s about the greater good.  December 10 marks the

Teaching 21st Century Skills Through Human Rights Education 

Preparing students for their future success requires consistent application and reinforcement of the of the 4Cs of 21st Century skills – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  As educators work to incorporate these skills into all subjects, aligning lessons on key, timely topics can help ensure that students are developing knowledge that will both help them understand the world around them AND

A Virtual Field Trip Inspiring Student STEM Curiosity  

By Ann Byrdie Bullock, M.Ed., Middle School Science Teacher, Independence Non-Traditional School in Virginia  As a middle school educator, I know the critical importance of engaging my students in STEM. Research shows that this is the age kids, especially girls, opt out of STEM pursuits.  In a continued effort to inspire my students to explore the engaging world of STEM, my middle school classes joined

8 Great Ways to Turn Holiday Downtime Into Fun-Filled Family Learning 

Set the table for abundant at-home learning this holiday season with the help of Discovery Education’s no-cost interactive learning resources for families. Read on to explore a holiday buffet of standards-aligned K-12 family learning content that will open up all-new avenues for students to uncover vital real-world knowledge, while equipping parents with streamlined tools to maximize at-home learning during the holidays.   HEALTH & WELLNESS It’s important for students to stay committed to healthy

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

Teach Students to Build Confidence and Build Body Image with the Amazing Me Virtual Field Trip! 

Low self-esteem has been associated with a number of psychological, physical and social consequences. In this all-new, on-demand Virtual Field Trip (VFT) from Amazing Me, a program developed in partnership with the Dove Self-Esteem Project, students have the opportunity to explore how to be kinder to themselves and others.   Educators play an important role in helping to engage students in critical

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