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Start With Hello Week with Sandy Hook Promise

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SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Clubs are a place for students to show their leadership, creativity, and passion for protecting their friends, schools, and communities from violence before it happens.

4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

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When many of us were growing up and considering that tough question during the junior or senior year of high school, “What do you want to study in college,” the options set before us would fit on an 8 ½ by 11 sheet of paper.

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Why I LOVE Econ Essentials

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Guest blog by Jacqueline Prester, Teacher, Mansfield High School. For several years, I have enjoyed using the Econ Essentials modules to deliver high-quality economics curriculum in the Entrepreneurship class I teach at Mansfield High School.

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Money Smart Chat (Read on for a Chance to Win Big!)

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Forces for Good in Education and Financial Literacy: As Told by TWO Special Guest Bloggers! Dr. Alice Wilder: Emmy award winning Ed Psychologist and digital education specialist behind the work of Blue’s Clues, Super Why, Speakaboos, Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids , and more!

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Combat Back-to-School Stress

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Three Benefits of Mindfulness in the Classroom. LG and Discovery Education want to help you discover your happy. Through a series of guest blog posts, we’ll cover topics from the science behind happiness to how to make the most of the Discover Your Happy resources.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Check Out These Autumnal Resources

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice… challenge students to welcome fall using all their senses and encourage them to celebrate the signs of autumn such as crunching leaves, sweet apples, and crisp air. Check out the beauty of autumn using high quality images you can find in Discovery Education paired with instructional strategies designed to inspire students to analyze and describe the changes of the season. Featured Resources. Content Collection: Autumn.

Don’t Miss This Sweet Treat We’ve Cooked Up with Ford STEAM Lab!

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Today, in our third and final activity from the Ford STEAM Lab and Discovery Education series, we will explore the magic behind Ice Cream-istry !

NEW Middle School Nuclear Science Program

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By Jessica Donaldson, Technology Teacher, Cane Bay Middle School, Berkeley County School District, SC. Did you know that South Carolina has four nuclear power plants that supplied roughly 58% of the state’s electricity in 2017?

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#CelebrateWithDE Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

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Honor and remember our heroes on Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, both on November 11, by connecting to the history of bravery and sacrifice. We’ve gathered curated resources from Discovery Education that will help you and your students focus on the courageous people that have fought to counter attacks and maintain our freedoms. The content collections are full of a wide variety of media for every grade level and are a good place to start for broad understanding.

Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

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Let’s Go Girls! Get Inspired with a Special Guest Blogger. . Meet Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D. and developmental psychologist, the Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Tundra Connections: Back To Polar Bear Basics – Elementary

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Polar bears are an awesome sum of their parts: fur, teeth, claws, and fat. It may seem basic but the details are fascinating. Help your students understand this incredible bear and its habits using the virtual field trip and supporting resources in Discovery Education. Featured Virtual Field Trip. Tundra Connections Virtual Field Trip. Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Virtual Field Trip.

Teach Your Students to be Upstanders: #SaySomething

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Imagine how much tragedy could be averted if an individual said something? Guest Post by Alexa Tomassi from Sandy Hook Promise. Did you know that when it comes to violence, suicide, and threats, most are known by at least one other individual BEFORE the incident takes place?

The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills in Action

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How you and your students can put the skills into practice. LG and Discovery Education want to help you discover your happy. Through a series of guest blog posts, we’ll cover topics from the science behind happiness to how to make the most of the Discover Your Happy resources.

5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

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The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET). We are light years ahead of 2001 where dial-up modems were all the rage!

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6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

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Research studies across the board all seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to family involvement: When families are involved with their children’s learning from the beginning and throughout their academic careers, students don’t just succeed — they shine.

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Do Your Students Struggle with Stress?

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Help Your Students Experience Happiness with the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills. Studies show that more than half of students are stressed, and many don’t know how to handle it. LG and Discovery Education have created a no-cost, standards-aligned curriculum to help them bounce back from the hard times and discover their happy through regular practice of the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills.

Are My Biases Impacting the Classroom?

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From guest author Shana White. DEN Community Member, Lower School Physical Education Teacher, and Coach at Wesleyan School, Peachtree Corners, GA. We all come into classrooms with preconceived notions, or biases, about groups of people or, in some cases, particular students.

2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

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With March being National Reading Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to immerse ourselves in STEM-infused literature! Books are so important to growing a STEM mindset, especially with the earliest of learners.

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Conservation Station – Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip

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What do streetlights and sea turtles have in common? By Rita A. Mortenson, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area High School, Wisconsin . Join me for an incredible virtual field trip to learn how smart streetlights are helping protect sea turtles in Florida, along with a wide variety of other innovative ways technology is working to help our environment. You can view the virtual field trip at any time here: [link].

Tundra Connections: Back To Polar Bear Basics – Middle/High School

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Polar bears are mighty animals but they need each other and a healthy environment to survive. Their fur, teeth, claws, and fat are all integral to their survival, but so are their mothers and their learned skills in swimming and hunting. Featured Virtual Field Trip. Tundra Connections Virtual Field Trip. Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Virtual Field Trip.

#CelebrateWithDE – National Aviation Day

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National Aviation Day was established in 1939 by president Franklin D. Roosevelt to celebrate flight. We celebrate each year on August 19 – the birthday of Orville Wright! Encourage your students to expand their interest in aviation by offering them resources and activities that will deepen their understanding and let their imaginations soar.

#CelebrateWithDE – Hispanic Heritage Month

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It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! We celebrate Hispanic heritage each year between September 15 – October 15, but do you know why this timeframe was selected? Make sure your students know some of the reasons we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans: A number of independence days in Latin American countries, Mexico, and Chile, along with Día de la Raza all fall within these 30 days. Enjoy your celebrations throughout this month…and beyond! Featured Resource.

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#CelebrateWithDE – Halloween

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Halloween can take over like a crowd of zombies. This year, go with the flow with resources to slake students’ thirst for all things Halloween in every core subject area. Work with the resources we’ve collected below and then dare your students to create their own versions of Halloween challenges.

Fit in Fitness this Fall

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By Kristen Davis, 1st Grade Educator from Jay Elementary School, Santa Rosa County, Florida School District, Super Health, Super You Discovery Education Program Ambassador. __. Novo Nordisk and Discovery Education are calling all educators to kick off this fall season with some family time and physical activity! Super Health, Super You has launched their newest activity, which gives families ideas to get healthy together. This activity is called Fit in Fitness Every Day.

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

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Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture. As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture.

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5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

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Many of the problems we face in our world today will not be solved by today’s adults, but by the students in our classrooms.

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Red Ribbon Week: The Opioid Crisis

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Red Ribbon Week is October 23 – 31, 2018. Join the commitment to raise awareness of the effects of drug use and help your students become educated about the risks. Discovery Education has partnered with Operation Prevention to provide resources for educators as they work with students around this sensitive but critically important topic.

Discovery Education STEMinar – November 2016

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STEM is not just about exploring the world around us, but a reason to take action and bring change to the world in a positive way. This month we examine ways you can make an impact on the world and your community through STEM!

Discovery Education STEMinar – October 2016

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STEM is truly everywhere when we look at the world around us! This month, we will explore how STEM and sports are interconnected in ways that students typically don’t think about. STEMtistic of the Month : On average, only 2% of the employees for an NFL team consists of players and coaches.

Are we limiting their view?

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From guest author Shana White. DEN Community Member, Lower School Physical Education Teacher, and Coach at Wesleyan School, Peachtree Corners, GA.

Celebrate National Financial Literacy Month

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The United States Senate declared April National Financial Literacy Month to dedicate focus on increasing the financial capability of our youth.

8 Ways to Embrace Creativity in the Classroom in 2018

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Schools today are unknowingly fighting a creativity crisis. In 1966 the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking was developed to understand creativity and predict creative achievement in the future. Since 1990, our students creativity scores have plummeted, and they haven’t turned back upwards yet.

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Don’t miss the Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge for a chance to win $5,000 for your students!

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Want your students to explore exciting STEM careers? Jobs in manufacturing are quickly evolving from simple factories to using 3-D printing, human-robot interactions, and extreme customization. Inspire your students to explore different career pathways and prepare them for exciting jobs in advanced manufacturing with this Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge. We’re calling on educators to create an innovative classroom experience to bring manufacturing careers to life.

#CelebrateWithDE – World Teacher Day

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October 5 is all about you: teachers! We’re celebrating World Teacher Day and we want you to join us. Maybe you’ll have trouble turning your attention from your students to yourself, but we’ve collected resources that may help you be a happier and better teacher – or, at least, they may save you some time. Happy World Teacher Day – and thanks for all you do for students on October 5… and the other 364 days of the year. Featured Resources. Spotlight On Strategies. Canadian Version ).

Celebrate National Financial Literacy Month

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The United States Senate declared April National Financial Literacy Month to dedicate focus on increasing the financial capability of our youth.

#CelebrateWithDE – World Space Week

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Celebrate World Space Week with other humans around the Earth from October 4 – 10. The 2018 theme is “Space Unites the World” – a great opportunity to talk about the common fascination humans have with the vast space in which we exist. It’s also a good time to talk about curiosity and exploration. We’ve gathered resources about looking to space from where we stand on this spinning globe and venturing out into it thanks the combination of wonder and science. Happy star gazing! Learn.

Help Them Find Their Fit

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In our previous post , we looked at resources to help students develop their academic resume and personal statement. This week, let’s focus in on assisting students to find what they’re passionate about and translating that into career path goals.

#CelebrateWithDE – National School Librarian Day & National Library Month

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As Hermione does in the Harry Potter series, “When in doubt, go to the library.” Libraries are rich with treasures: books, people, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, meeting rooms, study carrels, notices, used books. The list goes on and on. School and communities can be strengthened by great libraries and librarians are wonderful guides to a world of possibilities.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017

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March is National Women’s History Month! . This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. Across history, women continue to make an incredible impact on our culture through their innovations, ideas, skills, and perseverance.

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#CelebrateWithDE – International Peace Day

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The United Nations established the International Day of Peace in 1981 and its guiding principle is a commitment to “peace above all differences.” This critical mission can be especially powerful to students and young people as they learn to navigate a world full of individual differences. Help them develop the skills they need to promote peace not only in the world but in their own hearts. Learn.

10 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month from the Cha-Ching Band!

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The lively cartoon band, Cha-Ching has lots of great ways to help you and your students celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Here’s their top countdown of greatest hits! Press Play! Listen to one (or all!) of Cha-Ching’s 17 music videos which teach kids the basics of financial literacy.