A wise person once said… “Teachers are solar powered. They recharge during the summer!” Over the past 9 months you have poured your body, hearts, and minds over countless lessons, projects, planning, … the list, as you know, is endless. I encourage each of you now to take a moment to reflect on what happened
This summer is flying by, and it has been a hot one so far! Whether you’ve been washing your car, lying out at the pool, going for a run, or even just walking to your car, I’m sure at some point you’ve felt the unbearable heat and rushed to the nearest AC. While most of
Saying goodbye to exams and final papers has never felt better with the thought of Discovery Educator Network as my next step. As the new social media and marketing intern for DEN (the DENtern), I am happily making a new home for myself in the Chicago office while surrounding myself with an inspiring, innovative, and
Although it may be bittersweet saying goodbye to the students you have spent the past year with, as soon as the bell rings on the last day, freedom sets in! You now have the entire summer to catch up on everything you couldn’t do during the school year and enjoy time with family and friends.
In The Untapped Power of Summer to Advance Student Achievement THE LEARNING EXECUTIVE SUMMARY By Beth M. Miller, Ph.D. (note: this hyperlink is to a pdf – so by clicking it it will download the document which you can then open) many excellent ideas and much useful information is shared. Some of the information is
As we head into summer, don’t forget that our resources are available 24/7! You’re free to log into your DE account from home and preview potential videos for your class, or just to watch titles that you find interesting or entertaining, such as When We Left Earth, or the Planet Earth series. Summer’s the perfect
At today’s Admin Day of Discovery Kyle and I facilitated conversations about the free resources Discovery Education provides through our many partners, as well as the essential tools and ideas educators can access and use. As we had multiple discussions with principals and tech specialists, the recurring theme became: “I’m going to send this stuff
My wife put together a summer enrichment packet for her incoming sixth grade students so I decided to steal it, modify it with some free Discovery Education resources and share it. I hope it will give you some ideas to use and hopefully save you a few hours putting together your own summer packets. Enjoy!
Welcome back to school! We hope everyone has had an AMAZING summer and is excited to get back to the classroom. If you are already missing the days off at the pool or beach (because why wouldn’t you), hopefully, we can help make the transition back a little easier, with our “Back to School Series”
First let me congratulate Virginia LC chair Heather Hurley and her 5th Grade Teacher Lisa Warden for WINNING the “Bust-a-Myth” Video Challenge. Heather and Lisa will be going out to San Francisco to met the Myth Busters themselves at the end of the month. WAY TO GO GUYS!!!! As the school year winds down and