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This School District Erased All Holiday Names After Dropping Columbus Day

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Some institutions have scrapped Columbus Day or switched to celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Some institutions have dropped the name Columbus Day or switched to celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day. One New Jersey school district came up with a new solution: eliminate all holiday names.

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Support Families & Help Students Build Confidence this Summer

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Parents and caregivers have a huge influence on their student’s lives. With all of the challenges students have faced over the last year, the collective efforts of teachers and parents will be necessary to ensure student success. Educators can help families easily integrate lessons on self-esteem and body confidence with family resources from Amazing Me. Developed in partnership with the Dove Self-Esteem Project, this program delivers social emotional learning (SEL), health and confidence-building resources for students in grades 4-5.

The collection of family activities are easy to access, all-digital and easy to integrate into students’ summer learning adventures! Read below for a few of our favorite Amazing Me resources for families.

Positive Affirmations: This activity helps students understand how words can impact their feelings. Each member of the family will leave positive messages for other family members to see each morning. Families will then meet to discuss how seeing the daily messages affected their feelings or mood for the rest of the day.

Appreciating Our Bodies: Consistent exposure to affirming language related to body image can help students feel comfortable and confident in their own body. As learned in this activity, hanging those affirmations around the home can go a long way to creating lasting change for family members.

Body Talk in the Home: A body talk handout, provided with this activity, helps parents and adult family members discuss how their language about their own bodies can affect the children in their home. Each family member will create a list of things that they love about their physical appearance and share their ideas.

A Plan to Stay Positive: In this activity, families will identify norms – traditions or situations where they are expected to “conform” or “fit in” by looking a certain way. Families will recognize a positive trait or characteristic about someone else and make a plan for recognizing these traits more often.

Embracing Our Differences: Acceptance and inclusion have been major themes of the year for students. This activity gives families an opportunity to discuss how a person’s background can inform their perspective and help them embrace diversity.

My Body Can…: Celebrating all of the things that our bodies can do on a daily basis provides a great foundation for building body confidence. In this exercise family members will collect images, words, or pictures to describe the things that their bodies allow them to do and create collages.

A confident student makes a happy, healthy, and successful student. Focusing on building self-esteem, promoting positive body image, and countering bullying can help support building that confidence in students, even in elementary school. Explore these and more SEL resources at AmazingMeSelfEsteem.com or on the Amazing Me channel in Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform.

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Books I read in March 2021

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The Sand SeaBooks I finished reading (or rereading) in March 2021…

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How To Be A Citizen: Education

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kenisha Tucker, co-founder of the Hidden Figures of Madison, a project that highlights the contributions of African Americans to the history of Madison, N.J.

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A Student Was Denied His Diploma For Wearing The Mexican Flag At Graduation

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Ever Lopez, 18, wore the Mexican flag over his graduation robe at his high school graduation ceremony. The school withheld his diploma, claiming he violated the dress code.

School officials claimed the North Carolina high school senior was in violation of graduation dress code.

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The School Has Left The Building: The Making Of A Pandemic Yearbook

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With so many school events canceled because of COVID-19, yearbook editors haven't had much to work with. Here's how one pair of graduating editors chose to document a year of mostly remote schooling.

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Celebrate the Wonders of Space with STEM and Career Exploration Resources

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In celebration of National Space Day, the STEM Careers Coalition has curated a selection of resources that encourage students to think like astronauts with exciting intergalactic activities that explore machine learning, vision software engineering, cosmic combustion and more. Educators can introduce students to out-of-this world people working in exciting careers that support human space exploration and connect students with STEM skills that will build our future beyond this planet.

Career Portal

What kind of problems do your students want to solve? Explore profiles of professionals who are using the skills they learned in school to solve problems through innovation. Help students make the connection from the classroom to careers that will allow them to chart the course for space exploration in the future.

  • Payload Logistics (NASA)
  • Mechanical Engineer (NASA)
  • Computer Vision Software Engineer (Boeing 3D Printouts for Aircraft)- may be a slight stretch from the others

Family Activities

As summer approaches, help students bring the joy of discovery to life in the comfort of their own home with  exciting digital learning explorations that help students put STEM skills into action and get the whole family involved in flexing their STEM muscles.

In Cosmic Commute, students explore how long it would take them to drive to the moon from their hometown! In this Fermi problem, the goal is to emphasize the process of solving the problem over getting the right answer.

Classroom Activities

Access the no-cost, standards-aligned classroom activities available at STEMCareersCoalition.org to support future career success for all students. Each activity gives students the opportunity to practice important STEM skills and includes a step-by-step guide for implementing activities into the classroom. Check out these space-related activities today!

  • Combustion of Hydrocarbons
  • Machine Learning

Find these and other STEM exploration resources on the STEM Careers channel in Discovery Education’s K12 learning platform.

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Curiosity, Creativity and STEM Can Solve Real-World Problems

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Excerpt from the May 12th issue of  THE Journal

By Guest Blogger & 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finalist Kyle Tianshi

My passion for STEM has been driven by curiosity, creativity and a desire to improve the world we live in. I love that STEM provides a way to solve problems and improve lives – it’s the inspiration behind my latest invention, a portable Total Suspended Solids (TSS) device that detects invisible particles in water to monitor water quality and contamination levels.

I had the opportunity to bring my invention to the next level during the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a competition hosted by 3M and Discovery Education, and hope my experience helps encourage other students to pursue their own passion for STEM.

Thinking out-of-the box

In elementary school, one of my favorite books was What If? By Randall Munroe, which uses science and math to explore out-of-the-box, absurd “what if” scenarios. While I didn’t always understand the more technical concepts, it was fascinating to see investigative inquiry play out. Books like What If? kickstarted my passion for STEM, which has continued to grow over the years.

Whether it’s an article about the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines or NASA’s Perseverance, reading helps fuel my curiosity and interest in STEM. I also participate in many STEM extracurriculars, like FIRST LEGO League and MATHCOUNTS at school. Connecting with other people who are passionate about STEM is a great way to learn and an excellent opportunity to collaborate.

Having the opportunity to discuss my projects and ideas with peers and STEM experts, like my 3M mentor Dr. Jonah Shaver, has kept me encouraged and inspired. I looked forward to sharing my progress with Dr. Shaver during a virtual meeting each week, while he showed me the fresh bread he just baked or the wild turkeys that seem to love hanging out in his backyard.

Help students like Kyle explore STEM innovation and think outside-the-box with ready-to-use resources and activities from the 3M Young Scientist Lab to foster a new generation of scientists who are inspired to improve the world with science. For teachers, students and parents seeking a place to explore the world of scientific innovations and opportunities, the interactive portal is filled with engaging activities and standards-aligned teaching tools, anchored by the award-winning annual Young Scientist Challenge.

Educators subscribed to Discovery Education’s K12 learning platform can also explore resources on the 3M channel, including Science at Home, a series of ready-to-use videos perfect for summer learning. These videos feature hands-on, fun experiments using common, easy-to-find items to help you cultivate students’ curiosity in any learning environment. Take a look today and check back for more videos coming this summer. 

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Books I read in May 2021

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The Power of PlaceBooks I finished reading (or rereading) in May 2021…

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Help Elementary Students Understand Medication Safety with Digital Resources from Dose of Knowledge

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Helping younger students understand the differences between prescription medication and over-the counter medication can be a daunting task, but it’s crucial to preparing them to make healthier decisions about medications. Dose of Knowledge, an expansion of the?Pharmacists Teach?program into classrooms, strives to empower educators and pharmacists to address substance misuse and educate students to make good decisions for the health and well-being of themselves and their community.  

Medication Safety, a new standards-aligned digital lesson bundle for students in grades 3-5 gives educators the tools to teach students about the power of medicine and help them understand what to do in the case of a medicine-related emergency. The lesson bundle provides all of the materials needed to ignite these conversations and help young students Engage, Learn & Reflect! 

Engage 

The engagement activity provides students an opportunity to consider their own experiences with both over-the-counter and prescription medications. Students raise two fingers if they have experienced any of the prompts related to medication usage. Having students think through the times in their lives when they have had to take medicine makes the content more relatable and helps set up the objectives of the lesson. Making it into a game piques the students’ interest and gives them an opportunity to interact. 

Learn 

The primary goals of the lesson are to have students recognize what the already know about medicine and learn new facts that will help them make healthy decisions. Each section of the PowerPoint included in the bundle features a specific theme to guide the conversation: 

  • What is medicine and how does it work?  
  • How can we use medicine safely and treat it with care?  
  • Prescription medication exploration 
  • Over-the-counter medication exploration 
  • Vitamin exploration  
  • Review  
  • Dosage discussion 
  • Medicine storage and safety discussion 
  • What to do in case of emergency 

The educator guide provides key talking points to effectively address each of these topics with slide-by-slide recommendations for how to approach the content. This section also features an opportunity for students to collaborate and then share feedback, either out loud in a classroom setting or via a shared document for remote learners, in response to viewing the Medication Safety video. The embedded video features Kahra, a CVS pharmacist, talking directly to students about medication, its uses and the role of pharmacists. 

Reflect 

Lastly, students have the opportunity reflect on the lessons through a series of review prompts highlighted in the presentation. If more time is available, the educator guide also offers a number of recommendations for extending the learning. 

Find these and more resources at Dose of Knowledge.com or on the Dose of Knowledge channel in the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform. 

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