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Inclusion, IEPs, and Special Needs Laws
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (I.D.E.A.) provides six principles that govern the education of children with special needs. It's one thing to read the law, but how do you ensure you comply with it and provide the best…
Nutrition Basics: Why Food Matters
Each of us eats about fifty tons of food in a lifetime. From this mountain of edibles we obtain four basics of life - water, energy, protein, and a handful of vitamins and minerals. Nutrition Basics is about why we…
Pregnancy in Progress: Beginnings of Life
For parents-to-be, the road from conception to birth is one filled with endless questions, changes, and decisions. In this program, viewers learn the early signs of pregnancy and the host of changes women will experience during their 9 month adventure.…
Understanding Childbirth: Beginnings of Life
A lot happens between the onset of labor and the first moments of a new life. This program explores approaches to childbirth, including different methods and environments, as well as what to consider when creating a birth plan. Viewers learn…
From Conception To Baby: Beginnings of Life
Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into…
Planning Instruction (Succeeding As A Teacher)
Part of the Series: Succeeding As A Teacher Collection
As they watch veteran teachers plan lessons and then implement them in their classrooms, viewers get a virtual roadmap for developing ages of their young learners, building on content knowledge, using technology as a resource, and crafting valid objectives and…
Food Additives
Do you know what maltodextrin is? No, it's not the winning word from the national spelling bee. It's probably in your corn flakes. Should you eat something that you can't pronounce? In the past few days, you've probably eaten several…
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…
Theories Of Development I
Part of the Series: Study of the Child
This program looks at the key theories of human development by detailing the work of Piaget, Freud, Erikson, Gesell, Skinner and Vygotsky. It explains the concept of the 'whole child' and how a more holistic approach can provide practical perspective…
Infants: Social & Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Infants Series
In the first year of life, infants express a range of emotions - from faces of distress to spontaneous laughter. Watch as they begin to distinguish the expressions of others and mimic them as well. Examine the different stages of…
Coping With Challenging Behaviour
In this program teachers describe the concept of positive guidance, and what they need to know about children before they find the appropriate techniques for dealing with challenging behaviour. Discussed is how to help children learn problem solving techniques as…
Toddlers
Once a child takes their first steps, toddlerhood isn't far behind. As coordination improves, they excitedly explore just about everything. Using video of toddlers at home and in childcare centers, this program offers a look at the physical, cognitive, social…
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Everybody's Ethnic: Your Invisible Culture
Culture is like eye color. Your eye color is obvious to anyone who sees you, but you cannot see the color of your own eyes without some kind of reflection. Everybody's Ethnic helps viewers hold a mirror to their own…
Newborn Development: Beginnings of Life
Within the first few minutes of life, children start adapting to their new environment. In this program, we show how professionals use the Apgar test to assess a newborn's health and the significance of the first interaction between parent and…
Preschoolers: Cognitive Development
Part of the Series: Preschoolers Series
Observe how preschoolers begin to use language, mental imagery and symbolic thinking; think of past and future events; and think about their own thinking. See preschoolers as they start to clearly express themselves and grasp sophisticated mental activities, including emotion,…
The Child in the Family: Meeting the Needs of Children
Part of the Series: Meeting the Needs of Children
A child has a place in the family, but that role has changed over time. Through a series of interviews and video profiles, this program presents the many types of families which exist in today's society. We examine the part…
Cognitive & Language Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
In this video Piaget's theory of concrete operational development is looked at. It details information processing, cognitive advances and language development. How the school and parents function in respect to the classroom, bilingual education and IQ and achievement tests are…
The Art of Listening
Teach the seven laws of better listening! A coffee shop provides the setting for two college students to watch and discuss their video class project on the on the most basic of skills, listening. We spend more time listening than…
Bugs For Breakfast: Food and Culture
A multi-cultural look at how we eat. Don't worry, we don't show people eating bugs. We want to challenge viewer's minds, not their stomachs. Explore basic questions such as why do people eat, why do we eat meat, what food…
Why We Wear Clothes: The Functions of Fashion
As a tool of the individual and of culture, clothing has meaning. In this program, students explore the functional, social, and psychological aspects of clothing. Viewers learn how clothing provides more than just protection from the elements; it offers comfort,…