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Responding to Diversity: (and Respecting Differences)
Classrooms are training grounds for students to learn how to respond positively to diverse environments. Every day, they interact with people who look different, come from different places, and have different preferences. This program explores the many types of diversity…
Body Language: Non-Verbal Communication
If actions speak louder than words, then body language is shouting. Let this program be a guide through the land of space wars, tongue showing, invisible bubbles, subconscious gestures, silent language, the rules of eye contact and invisible grammar.
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: Cognitive Development
Infants' brains are actively developing with everything they experience. Examine how newborns fit into the sensorimotor stage - tracing cognitive development from simple reflexes to beginnings of thought. Explore infant intelligence, information processing and memory. See the progression of infant…
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,…
Adolescence Social And Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Adolescence
The search for identity is one of the major tasks of life, and it begins in earnest, during adolescence. This program explores some of the factors that influence a teenager's developing identity. Relationships with parents, the parenting styles and values…
Social and Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
This program looks at the development of the 'sense of self' in middle childhood. It covers social cognition, the impact of family relationships on social and emotional development, before and after school childcare, the formation and function of the peer…
Toddlers: Social and Emotional Development
From raging tantrums to fits of giggles, it's no secret that toddlers are skilled at expressing their emotions. One minute they anger a friend, the next they comfort the same child. Learn about theory of the mind and how toddlers…
Preschoolers: Physical Development
Part of the Series: Preschoolers Series
See preschoolers engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary physical advancements that children make at this age. Learn about the physical characteristics of preschoolers, how gross and fine motor skills are developed, and what the typical physical milestones are. See…
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…
Physical Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
This program looks at the physical changes that take place between the ages of 6 and 12 years. It covers the development of large and small motor skills, conditions that disrupt growth and development, effects of influences such as poverty…
Communicating Between Cultures
Some "cultural givens" are so deeply imbedded as to be invisible to those who hold them. These assumptions lead to communication breakdowns that cause embarrassment, frustration, or even discrimination. Communicating Between Cultures shows how to improve communication in a series…
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…
Gender And Communication: Styles and Stereotypes
The moment someone declares, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" the biological make up of that child isn't the only thing established - a process of gendering begins and continues throughout that person's life. One aspect of that process…
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…
The Spanking Controversy
Does spanking work? What does it teach? One parent contends "If it's good enough for my dad, it's good enough for me." Another ardently opposes spanking, believing "If we don't spank dogs to train them, why do we spank our…
Vitamins
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Do you hear the word 'vitamins' and envision pills? In fact, our main source of vitamins is the food that we eat. This video teaches the basics about these essentials to human nutrition. Learn what vitamins are, and how they…
Moral Development In Children: Theories, Stages, Impact
MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN - THEORIES, STAGES, IMPACT - How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of development theorists and…
Engaging Resumes & Cover Letters: How to Hook the Job You Want
A resume is so much more than a list of skills, education and work history. With the cover letter, it is an integral part of making a good first impression. Hear job seekers and hiring managers discuss how they view…
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…