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One Idea With: How to Motivate Students and Close the Attitude Gap

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews former school principal, best-selling ASCD author, educational consultant, and motivational speaker Baruti Kafele.

Author of Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success and Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, Mr. Kafale’s One Idea focuses on how to motivate students and close the attitude gap. Watch the video below to learn more, and then visit for additional information on Mr. Kafele’s work.

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Let History Speak for Itself!

The availability and accessibility of primary sources on the Internet has revolutionized social studies instruction. Students, as active learners in a 21st century classroom, can now corroborate secondary accounts with primary source material. The teacher, no longer the “sage on the stage,” can provide these sources and tasks and guide and facilitate inquiry. This, however, can require extensive and time-consuming lesson planning. Read More

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The Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes, open to all K-6 educators, will award one winning educator a free year of school-wide access to Discovery Education Science and exciting prize packs for their classroom. Discovery Education Science will support your school’s science curriculum with interactive virtual labs, exclusive video segments, reading passages and much more! Siemens Science Day offers hands-on activities and tools to bring your science classroom to life. Enter daily! Enter Today

Espresso Education is Now Discovery Education

Espresso Education, the leading provider of primary school digital education content, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of curriculum-aligned digital content and professional development for K-12, announced today that they will join together under the Discovery Education name. Discovery Education acquired the company as part of its ongoing effort to speed the transition from static textbooks to dynamic digital content around the world. Read More

Celebrate Women’s Suffrage with Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook

The 19th amendment, extending voting rights to women, was adopted 94 years ago today! This milestone of American progress is an opportunity to begin higher order skill development at the start of the year with your students. Now including U.S. History II, Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook includes images and lesson materials that will enable your students to do some detective work on the 19th amendment. These student-centered, inquiry-based tasks can help develop higher order thinking skills such as identifying and analyzing claim and evidence, corroborating multiple sources, and contextualizing sources in a time and place. Learn More


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