Staying Centered with Flexible SEL Resources 

Explore a variety of  K-12 resources and curated content collections in the Social-Emotional Learning Center, designed to keep social-emotional connection at the heart of every learning experience.  Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is such an important area of focus in education because of its unique power to enhance all other subject areas indirectly. By better understanding and managing emotions, both … Read more

Schools Must Connect Learning to Real-World Experience. Service Learning Can Help.

As communities across the country prepare for the upcoming school year, there is cause for long-awaited optimism. Many students will be returning to the classroom with different kinds of skills and relationships built during an incredibly difficult year. They’ve expanded their hobbies and interests, navigated new technology and learned how to play a role in … Read more

Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners!  HEALTH & WELLNESSHealthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving students’ daily … Read more

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches Free Online Reflection Tool for Students and Teachers

Sometimes even small talk can have enormous effects on students’ wellbeing. Giving kids a chance to talk with adults about their lives outside of class can be critical for their social-emotional development. But during the pandemic, online classes didn’t often allow the time for that individual attention. That was the thinking behind Along, a free … Read more

Empower Communities with New Culture-Based Prevention Resources

Discovery Education, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), have launched “Good Medicine Bundles,” a set of hands-on, standards-aligned resources for elementary and middle school students to address the nation’s opioid crisis and encourage resiliency through a Native approach to balance and wellness. Launched this spring, the … Read more

How Schools Can Adapt Pandemic Protocols to Support Students’ Mental Health

Two years ago, I had the distinct honor of facilitating a conversation with Lorena Sanabria, a student who was present during the 2017 Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., at a national education conference. As we sat together on stage, Lorena, who was 17 years old at the time but wise far … Read more

Empowering Educators to Transform Schools Through Trauma-Informed Practices

Today’s educators have one of the hardest jobs in the world. On any given day, they are asked to serve not only as teachers, but as coaches, artists, translators, and a host of other roles, as well. This is no surprise to educators who, every day, find that many of their students are struggling with … Read more

How Our Near-Peer Mentoring Model Is Addressing Pandemic Isolation

I felt helpless. In Orange County, Calif., COVID-19 cases were rising exponentially. Local schools had reverted to fully remote learning, restrictions had increased to prevent community spread, and our students and families were experiencing higher levels of COVID-19 infection, food insecurity, housing insecurity and isolation from their peers than had been the case since the … Read more

Exploring the Legacy of the Armenian Genocide, a Virtual Field Trip from Teaching with Testimony

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is held annually on April 24th to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Educators can help students understand the impact of this historic tragedy with an all-new Virtual Field Trip from Teaching with Testimony, developed in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation.  In Identity, Belonging, Legacy: How Testimony Makes Us Stronger Than Hate, take a look back at this often-overlooked … Read more

How Do You Teach in a Pandemic? Focus on Core Values

For many years, I listened regularly to the This I Believe podcast, which showcased people from all walks of life sharing the core values that guide their daily lives. Though it has been off the air for quite some time, I still think back to these stories and their poignant reflections. As a young teacher, … Read more