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At Greenwood School in Vermont, its students, boys, ages 11 to 17, are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. These boys all suffer from learning differences that have made their progress extremely challenging. Interweaving the history of this famous American speech with the journey of the boys, The Address reveals the timeless resonance of Lincoln's words, while culminating in the triumph of the human spirit.
An effective four-step plan for avoiding potential problems is presented. The incorporation of social skills into the curriculum is demonstrated. The audience sees first hand how to implement such behavior management methods as: color charts and signs, point system, token economy, and turtle-control technique.
Learn how a variety of assistive technology devices can be used to address one or more of the following disability areas: auditory/language processing, grapho-motor/writing, and reading and enable students to function more effectively.
From hothousing to alternative paradigms for quantifying intelligence, this provocative two-part series presents the latest scientific research on how the brain works while addressing some of today's most pernicious myths about intellectual development.
This is the story of Jamie Nabozny. His ordeal began in 6th grade and only got worse in high school. Years of unrelenting bullying took its toll. But Jamie decided to take a stand--against the bullying he endured and the bullying that he knew other students endured. He went to court and fought for the right to be safe at school, even if you are gay.
Challenging Behaviors in Young Children: techniques and solutions
Live footage shows teachers effectively defusing crisis situations including tantrums, fighting, noncompliance, separation anxiety and other inappropriate behavior.
Child Development: Adolescence
Explores some of the problems that adolescents face today and the best ways to cope, as told by teenagers themselves. Covers a range of issues including body image, relationship with parents, peer pressure and career goals.
Child Development From Birth to One Year
This video discusses the five developmental stages of an infant's first year.
Child Development From Five to Eight
The changes that occur during this pivotal time when intellectual development is closely accompanied by increasingly independent social activity and expectations.
Child Development From One to Three
Includes new skills and capabilities of the toddler. Emphasizes the importance of creating a strong foundation for future learning and development.
Child Development From Three to Five
Overviews the major physical, emotional and intellectual stages of development of children from three to five. Includes interviews with a child psychologist and parents of three to five year olds.
Child Development Theorists: Freud to Erikson to Spock and beyond
Covers child development theorists including Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Maria Montessori, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Abraham Maslow, Arnold Gesell, John Bowlby, Rudolph Dreikurs, Lawrence Kohlberg, B.F. Skinner, Benjamin Spock, Diana Baumrind, T. Berry Brazelton, Howard Gardner.
Class of 2006
In May 2006, an imam academy in the city of Rabat, Morocco holds a graduation ceremony. But the class of 2006 is no ordinary group of students. Side-by-side with the male graduates are 50 women pioneers, among the first contemporary group of women to be officially trained as religious leaders in the Arab world. Empowered to do everything that male imams do -- except lead Friday prayer in a mosque -- the women will fan out across Morocco to work as spiritual guides in mosques, schools, hospitals, and prisons, even hosting their own television and radio talk shows.
The Complete Blue Eyed
For over 30 years Jane Elliott has been America's most highly acclaimed diversity trainer. Her powerful and controversial "blue eyed/brown eyed" exercise has had a life-changing impact on thousands in schools, corporations and government. The original "Blue eyed," the definitive record of her technique, proved so powerful that is has been made into three separate versions so it can be conveniently used in any setting.
The trials and triumphs of four people facing a lifelong struggle with learning. Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading and writing difficulties, affecting about 10 per cent of the population. [This documentary] is designed to raise awareness and provide an understanding of dyslexia, to bring a human face to this invisible disability and to reduce the stigma surrounding it.
Features the video and segments from NAEYC's two online programs, DAP and Intentionality and DAP and Play, produced by NAEYC with the 2009 release of the 3rd edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. Each video includes depicting developmentally appropriate practice in action--in classrooms for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and primary grade children.
This program takes viewers inside the community college world, which represents the fastest-growing segment of American higher education. Viewers will meet students and instructors who shed light on the staggering array of courses and job training programs their schools offer, as well as problems with funding, infrastructure, and drop-out rates.
Documentary about a community working together to build a sustainable future for its children after the arson at Grant Elementary School. Built with renewable materials and volunteer labor, the schoolhouse has inspired a progressive new curriculum.
A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside.
Examines how children ages 4-8 years develop the ability to read and write. Beginning with drawing as a start in understanding symbolic meaning, children acquire literacy from exposure to words in context as much as from learning letters and sounds.
A documentary film about the experimental college based in North Carolina from 1933-1957 and its enormous influence on community, collaboration, and American modern art. The film looks at the unique educational style and long term significance of Black Mountain College through interviews with students, teachers, historians, and current artists.
Paints a poignantly captivating, unflinching, and relevant portrait of the children of Stanton Elementary School in North Philadelphia, an inner-city neighborhood where 90% of the students live below the poverty line. As seen through the devoted and determined viewpoint of principal Deanna Burney, this shows Stanton as grossly underfunded, understaffed, and filled with children struggling to overcome their difficulties.
This video emphasizes that time spent in prison can be used to prepare for the future and talks about the wealth of training and education programs available to help inmates develop job search skills and better their lives.
Learn how to incorporate literature and interactive reading into the classroom, discover how to promote children's awareness of print, and explore how to integrate literacy throughout the early childhood classroom.
Defines dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and shows how explicit, multisensory, systematic teaching based on language structure can be used to improve reading and math skills.
Shot on the eve of the Syrian uprising, The Light in Her Eyes is a portrait of a remarkable woman, Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher who 30 years ago founded one of the first religious schools for girls in Syria.
In 1957, Little Rock Central became a symbol of the struggles and hopes of the Civil Rights Movement. African-American students were not allowed into the building. An eye-opening look at racial equality, education, and class at the high school today.
We visit the Andes where Mayor Amilcar Huanchuari believes that stimulating children's brains early on can make for a more prosperous, and less violent, society. Early Life explores the arguments through the stories of young children and their families on four-different continents.
This two-volume series of 42 videos take viewers on a series of virtual "field trips" to laboratories in the U.S. and abroad. Here are actual experiments in children's learning, from the classic studies to the cutting edge, conducted by well-known researchers from a number of academic disciplines.
A century ago, Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician, inspired an educational movement. Through what has come to be known as the Montessori method, children essentially teach themselves through sensory-rich and hands-on activities facilitated by instructors who focus on nurturing their students' efforts ...
From the time they are born, human beings are predisposed to learn and enjoy music. Children especially are open to it, and research increasingly has shown that exposure to music, and especially participation in making it, is invaluable in helping children's brains develop the "neural bridges" that make them stronger. This program explains why this is so and how experienced teachers use music to help children grow and learn.
Follows three children preparing to enter primary school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. But are their lives already set on different courses? Scientists suggest that how the brain develops in the first years of life may affect a child's ability to prosper at school.
Examines recent developments in neuroscience showing the plastic structure of a child's brain, and the potential to affect how children exercise and use their brains early in life, to become more fit and ready for lifelong learning.
Takes an entertaining look at the shark-infested waters surrounding the most prestigious nursery schools in the country. Features five Manhattan families during the year-long preschool application process, and also gains access into the school admissions departments themselves to reveal the behind-the-scenes antics of this intensely outrageous private school realm.
Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with newly shot footage of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. The film serves as an introduction to Piaget's work while presenting his current theories on developmental psychology.
Using footage of preschoolers in the classroom and interviews with teachers and caregivers, this program delivers a detailed overview of the cognitive development that takes place between the ages of three and five. It also gives suggestions for activities that foster cognitive development.
This program shows preschoolers engaged in activities that exemplify these physical advancements, and examines the importance of nutrition and sleep. It gives examples of activities that foster physical development, and provides observations from teachers about how this growth takes place.
Shows how preschoolers learn to play cooperatively, make friends, and express emotions. Presents concepts from developmental theorists, insight from current preschool educators, and provides strategies that can be used to foster social and emotional growth.
Reading Aloud inspires children and families to enjoy reading as a lifelong activity. Literacy experts and authors discuss ways to support reading aloud in school and at home. Hear about innovative programs including one in a Delaware prison where incarcerated mothers record books on audiotape to share with their children.
The roots of reading examines the miracle of teaching children to master a completely abstract system of sounds and symbols and offers concrete suggestions to parents, caregivers and teachers in teaching reading.
Sounds and symbols focuses on the two skills every child needs to crack the code of reading: phonemic awareness (understanding that words are made up of individual sounds) and phonics (learning the relationship between particular letters and their sounds).
Acclaimed actress Rita Moreno hosts Becoming Bilingual, a 30-minute PBS program that examines the challenges of teaching children to read in a new language. This new show visits schools and programs in six cities across the country to learn about the different ways schools are working to create bilingual readers.
This video provides helpful information about: The importance of communicating with your newborn, establishing reading routines, materials that prepare your child for reading and writing, activities to spark your child's interest in learning, the importance of quality childcare, incorporating literacy into everyday activities.
This program spells out the Four Rs of child abuse--the harsh Reality of its presence in our society, the Results it leads to, the many ways to Recognize it, and the proper channels for Reporting it. Each of these concepts is explained through dramatizations and supported by interviews with education and child welfare experts.
All teachers can learn to use the most basic musical instrument, the human voice, to accomplish instructional objectives. This program shows teachers successfully using singing in classroom activities for pre-school, kindergarten, and other early-year classes. It also explores why the combination of lyrics and melody work as a teaching modality.
Through documentary footage, teacher interviews and commentary from child-development experts, viewers will learn why more and more early childhood educators have come to recognize that teaching tolerance outright in the curriculum is as fundamental and far-reaching as teaching children how to read.
Features a three-part video series that examines various aspects of storytelling. Includes interviews with child educators Vivian Paley, Steve Elm, Petra Gonzales, Kristin Eno, Jackie Daily, Resa Metlock, and Tyanne Vazquez, who discuss specific educational outcomes of storytelling.
This module is an overview of theory in action. Theories include: cognitive, psychosexual, psychosocial, behaviorist, social learning, and sociocultural. The video explains the concept of the "whole child" and shows how theories tend to focus on only part. Examples are given of how one theory can contradict another. Theorists include: Piaget, Freud, Erickson, Gesell, Skinner, Vygotsky.
Documents students attending Gateway Academy, a private K-12 day school in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializing in Asperger syndrome, high-functioning Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Includes interviews with students, their families and school personnel.
This program suggests that ethical issues are inseparable from the life of the classroom and the school. Documenting classroom life from kindergarten through high school, this program observes educators who have made values, a part of their curriculum. In the program, teachers are incorporating into their teaching such concepts as racial tolerance, non-violent conflict resolution, respect for diversity, the importance of doing work and the value of open discourse in the school community.
In this film, Vivian Gussin Paley talks about why she concentrates so much on issues of fairness. With the help of the children, she demonstrates that every child has a story to tell and a contribution to make to the classroom community -- even those children whose difficulties in communicating may lead them to behave in ways that many people might consider distracting or disruptive.
Profiles the efforts of four schools in New York, California and New Jersey to introduce children to the natural world and to involve them, through outdoor play, class activities, and their own creative work, in a process of outdoor discovery.