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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…
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,…
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…
5 videos
Backward Design
In this keynote session (from the 13 October 2010, On Excellence in Teaching Summit), Jay McTighe helps participants to understand the three stages of backward design: Identify desired results Determine acceptable evidence Plan learning experiences and instruction In the backward…
The Four Keys to Effective Classroom and Behavior Management
The Four Keys to Effective Classroom and Behavior Management video series helps educators explore the four key skill areas essential to establishing an atmosphere that supports learning for all students. Each of the four video programs in the workshop focuses…
4 videos
Defensible Differentiation - What Does It Take to Get It Right
Differentiated instruction was designed to address the instructional needs of diverse students. However, simply claiming to practice differentiation will not meet those needs. In this keynote session (from the 14 October 2010 On Excellence in Teaching Summit), Carol Ann Tomlinson…
Managing the Learning Environment - Succeeding as a Teacher
Part of the Series: Succeeding As A Teacher Collection
Naturally, lesson plans are important, but what about educational ergonomics? Like adults, kids work and learn best when they're comfortable physically, mentally and emotionally. Find out how to design a calm and creative environment that's conducive to passing knowledge along…
Content, Then Process - Teacher Learning Communities in the Service of Formative Assessment
Teacher quality is the most significant variable in school improvement, and of all the things teachers can do to improve the quality of their teaching, formative assessment has been shown to provide the greatest impact. In Content, Then Process: Teacher…
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…
The End of Education
NEIL POSTMAN The End of Education Using history of education, history of technology, and educational theory, Neil Postman paints a brilliantly challenging response to the modern crisis of education. He reveals how in popular culture and schooling alike, there has…
A Child's Mind: How Kids Learn Right & Wrong
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 learn about Theory of Mind. Hear children's reactions to…
Ethics and Integrity in the Academic Environment
In this video, academic professionals discuss unethical student practices and consider how such issues as cheating and plagiarism have affected the academic community.
A Practical Look at Response to Intervention
A system in which struggling students must fail before they can receive additional support is being replaced by comprehensive systems of interventions. In this breakout session, Mike Mattos provides an accessible survey of response to intervention (RTI) systems and explains…
Mentoring
Mentoring has been proven to be one of the most effective means of keeping new teachers in the profession. In this two-part video series, you'll see demonstrations of and discussions about the effective components of a good mentoring program. Donna…
2 videos
Supervising the Art and Science of Teaching - A New Approach to Lesson Observation and Lesson Design
In The Art and Science of Teaching, Dr. Marzano outlines 10 critical areas of instructional practice, along with specific strategies for each area. He addresses how administrators might supervise the art and science of teaching in a way that keeps…
Leadership's Ten Commandments
In this breakout session (from the 10 July 2009, Professional Learning Communities at Work(tm) Institute in Denver, Colorado), Kenneth C. Williams presents ten powerful rules for leading and sustaining change in a professional learning community (PLC). Williams employs research, encourages…
Role of PLCs in Advancing 21st Century Skills
The foundation of a professional learning community is the three big ideas: a focus on learning, a collaborative culture and a focus on results. The knowledge and skills essential to the success of students has been articulated by the Partnership…
Comprehending Content
Teachers of adolescents are under enormous pressure to cover more content in their disciplines, to make instruction more relevant to students, and to help students acquire the reading skills they need to succeed on standardized tests and beyond. In this…
4 videos
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…
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…