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October 2016: Observation and self-reflection in the classroom

On the Discovery Education in Action page, Discovery Education has been showcasing educators from around the world as they use Discovery Education services such as Discovery Education Streaming and Techbooks to enhance teaching and advance learning in a meaningful way. The Discovery Education in Action project allows educators to step inside the classrooms of these master teachers and watch

Three Things Teachers and Leaders Do to Personalize Learning

By Marty Creel, Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction, Discovery Education Print This Article The students in Sarah Johnson’s third period Algebra hunch over their desks working through the mysteries of Pythagoras. The room quietly echoes the sound of pencils on paper and the occasional desk squeak. From her perch in the back Mrs. Johnson reflects

SOS: Take A Walk

A study by Stanford University says that creative thinking improves while a person is walking and shortly thereafter. Creativity levels are consistently higher for those walking compared to those sitting. When students can walk and talk about content, there is a greater chance of long-term retention and higher-order thinking. The Take a Walk strategy gets your students moving as they discuss and debrief content from a lesson.

Using Graphs to Relate Two Quantities…and Create a Chorus of Laughter

One of my favorite lessons to teach middle school students is how to use a graph to relate two quantities. This is usually the first time students have created a graph from scratch to represent a real-life scenario. Many of them have prior experience creating graphs from other math classes, but my experience has been that

Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They

DENvisory Board Candidate: Tom McLaughlin

Teaching as a secondary teacher at New Hope Solebury High School, located within Pennsylvania as a part of New Hope Solebury School District, DEN STAR educator Tom McLaughlin is an active member of the DEN community. He currently holds a position on the DEN Leadership Council and is one of 12 finalists for the DEN

DENvisory Board Candidate: Mark Case

Mark Case, a science teacher at Southern Guilford High in North Carolina, goes beyond the classroom by being an active member in the DEN community and integrating digital tools into the classroom curriculum. It is Case’s passion for sharing educational content, adapting to new technology for the future of education, and utilizing educational digital tools

Give #DENthanks and Share Your Story

This is the time of year when people share things they are thankful for.  In the DEN, we are thankful for all of you – the fantastic educators who love to share, collaborate, and learn from each other.  Working with you over the years has been wonderful and the DEN wouldn’t be what it is

Talk Like a Pirate Day

The pirate speaks,”Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day! It’s a fun day t’ brin’ out your inner Jack Sparrow and have some fun. Members o’ t’ DE Team have put together messages that we’ll be sharin’ throughout t’ day.  Enjoy these messages or we’ll have you walk the plank. The pirate speaks,”Do you know