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The Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited - China, Japan and the United States
Part of the Series: Preschool in Three Cultures Collection
The videos, which were shot in 2004, are of Komatsudani Hoikuen (Daycare Center) in Kyoto, Japan; Daguan Youeryuan (Kindergarten) in Kunming, China; St. Timothy's Child Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii; Madoka Yochien (Kindergarten) in Tokyo, Japan; Sinanlu Youeryuan (Kindergarten) in Shanghai,…
The Wonder Year - First Year Development and Shaping the Brain
Documenting the amazing development and learning that takes place in a baby's first year, this film follows one baby from birth to twelve months, concentrating on physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The commentary explains what's behind seemingly simple everyday…
Firm Foundations for Early Literacy
Laying firm foundations for early literacy skills is about the learning that goes on before actual reading and writing. Children need to build these foundations from the right kind of experiences and support from their very first year. This film…
Children Dealing with Frustrations
Clip #1: "Jack Overcomes Obstacles" - Clip #2: "Tire Swing Ups and Downs" - Clip #3: "Taking Turns" - Clip #4: "Sand Container Conflict" - Clip #5: "Dryden Deserves an Icepack" - Clip #6: "George Understands" - Clip #7: "First…
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NEW: Go Figure!–Jessica Shumway
Part of the Series: Teaching Mathematics Collection
In Go Figure! Jessica Shumway takes viewers into first-, second-, and fourth-grade classrooms where teachers have set up daily opportunities for developing, nourishing, and expanding students' number sense. See number sense routines in action as Jessica, author of Number Sense…
Understanding Your Unique Intelligence
Episode 1 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
In this introductory episode, students learn what intelligence is, how it reveals itself in multiple ways (including visual, spatial, interpersonal, and logical intelligence), and several characteristics that all great students share.
Creating Gender Inclusive Schools
The school brought in the staff of Gender Spectrum to provide training for teachers and administrators as well as an age-appropriate curriculum for students. During this step, everyone involved was empowered to look at their own personal confusion, bias and…
Assessment for Learning: Peer Feedback and Student Self-Assessment
Assessment for Learning: Peer Feedback and Student Self-Assessment explores some of the ways in which teachers can encourage self-assessment by students. As a precursor to self-assessment, it also examines the role that can be played by peer feedback in the…
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Diving into Research
Episode 8 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
The ability to research effectively is a huge factor in students' success. Professor Geisen guides them through the process of pre-searching, searching, evaluating, and organizing. They'll also get tips for working with the wide range of sources available to the…
Managing Time and Organizing Spaces
Episode 4 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
By navigating their busy lives more effectively, students can free up more time and space for true learning--and things they really like to do. First, students will bust the myth that multitasking actually works. Then, they'll develop strategies for planning…
Thinking Critically
Episode 7 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Students turn to the second half of thinking: critical thinking, where they decide what to do with all their ideas. They explore how to evaluate evidence, recognize bias, distance themselves from emotions, use logic and reasoning, and much more.
Child's Play - How Having Fun Turns Kids Into Adults
Children play their way into adulthood. Learn why play is so important and how it literally "turns kids into adults." Play is the engine that drives child development. Understanding play is key to any unit in child development or parenting…
Writing Well
Episode 9 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Whatever kind of learning style students have, all it takes to strengthen and improve their writing is following a series of guidelines and techniques. They'll discover the secrets to choosing powerful words, building effective paragraphs, organizing entire essays, spending the…
Assertive Discipline - Positive Behavior Management for Today's Classroom
These five video programs show how all teachers can learn to become effective classroom managers, decrease classroom disruptions, and increase the amount of time available for teaching and learning. Appropriate for professional development in grades K-12, Assertive Discipline includes five…
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Peter Elbow: On Writing
Peter Elbow talks directly to students about the process of writing. Beginning with his own early difficulties with writing as a college student, Elbow provides insights into how one can work through writing problems. Full of detailed instruction and specific…
ADHD and LD: Powerful Teaching Strategies and Accommodations with Response to Intervention (RTI)
Best practices and powerful strategies for reaching and teaching diverse learners in today's classrooms. Learn how to enable ALL students - including those with learning, attention, and behavioural challenges - to achieve school success. Ideal for Professional Development: View hundreds…
Working Cooperatively in Groups
Episode 3 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Professor Geisen focuses on the techniques of effective group work. Students discover how to structure their group to use everyone's strengths; how to avoid the dangers of insensitivity by communicating with tact; and how to reach a consensus using a…
Babies Outdoors - Play, Learning and Development
The outdoors is as valuable for babies as it is for older children and this film shows how the close adult can bring the outside world alive for them. Babies are sensory motor learners and outside all their senses are…
The Montessori Method
Italian physician Maria Montessori developed the Montessori method of teaching in the early 1900's while observing that children learn best when engaged in purposeful activity. Dr. Montessori inspired a movement that enabled children to teach themselves through sensory-rich, hands-on materials,…
Richard Lavoie - The Motivation Breakthrough
PBS
Motivation is the key to learning. But very few parents and teachers have an effective arsenal of techniques at their disposal. With empathy and understanding, backed by decades of experience in the classroom, Rick Lavoie gives parents and teachers the…