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#CelebrateWithDE: First Day of Spring

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Can you track the seasonal changes by the energy in your classroom? Spring equinox, vernal equinox, first day of spring, whatever you call it, it’s time to say goodbye to winter and say hello to spring.

#CelebratewithDE – St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with us by focusing on some of the symbolism and pageantry that make this day special every year.

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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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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.

#CelebrateWithDE Women’s History Month

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For Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating women who have changed the course of history. Often, women affect history just by being the first to break a glass ceiling or reach a particular goal. And, many of these women continue to make history by what they achieve in their trailblazing roles. Although there are women in every field that deserve celebration, we’ve chosen to highlight women who have made and are making contributions in politics, science, and the arts.

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?

Remembering Pearl Harbor

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Commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor by having your students study both the context of the event, the day of the attack, and the United States’ response. Rely on primary source resources such as a President Franklin D. Roosevelt speech and man-on-the-street interviews taken just after the attack. Once students are armed with knowledge about the details of the attack and response, encourage them to create a news report that would have informed citizens about the event when it occurred in 1941.

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Let’s Lead our Students on the Path to Happiness

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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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 !

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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LET’S GO BEHIND THE MASK!

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Meet the characters who will be featured in our new Virtual Field Trip, Discover the Spider-Verse. How many Spider people are there? Who is Miles Morales? What does it take to be a 21 st Century hero? Let’s find out! Meet Miles Morales , he is a new kind of hero.

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#CelebratewithDE Groundhog Day

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Just like the movie of the same name, Groundhog Day comes around every February 2nd. This year, encourage your students to think about perspective by considering the experience of the groundhog. You probably don’t want to focus on the science, since doesn’t seem to be a factor in the shadow prediction. Although, you could have some lively research and discussion to see if any students could come up with evidence to the contrary!)

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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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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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!

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.

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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#CelebrateWithDE International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution to declare February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, “in order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Celebrate this important day with Discovery Education by inspiring all your students with the stories of women and girls who are paving the way to innovation, discovery, and solutions.

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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.

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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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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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.

#CelebrateWithDE – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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We’re celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of his contributions towards ensuring civil rights for everyone in the community are well worth honoring, and our focus this year will be on actions that can be taken in service to the community. We hope you’ll have wonderful discussions about the power of ordinary people to make the world a better place for all. Be sure to join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtual Viewing Party, too.

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#CelebrateWithDE – Golden Globes

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It was the 76th anniversary of the Golden Globes this year! This celebration of film and television is sure to bring excitement and controversy throughout Hollywood and, perhaps, in your classroom. Take this opportunity to turn the spotlight to your students’ talent in videography and storytelling. We’ve selected some resources to spark the creative spirit and support their filmmaking efforts. Consider running a short contest to inspire them to participate in a classroom Golden Globes. LEARN.

#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.

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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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.

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.

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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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 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.

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].