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Middle Childhood
During middle childhood - the period between ages 6 and 12 - children reach many critical milestones. In fact, teacher and caregiver responses during this time of significant change can dramatically affect a child's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth, both immediately and in the future. At this stage, children…
Self Identity & Sex Role Development: Significant Areas of Development
Part of the Series: Significant Areas of Development
From the time a child is first capable of self-realization, he or she begins to ask, "Who am I?" The development of self-identity begins in infancy, and by middle childhood a sense of self is well-established. Viewers will see children at play and witness how they interact with their peers…
Curriculum: Guidance and Discipline
Part of the Series: Guidance and Discipline
Teachers accept children of all backgrounds into their classrooms, and they're delighted to do so. However, sometimes it might seem as if there just isn't any way to give all these kids what they need to excel. But don't despair! In fact, it is possible to design a curriculum which…
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 learning experience for your students? This examination of I.D.E.A. gives…
Music and Movement in Early Learning - Music
Part of the Series: Music
When young children hear music, their natural inclination is to move their bodies in response to it. Research has shown that this movement, like the music itself, is an integral factor in the brain's and the body's healthy development. Music is an invaluable learning tool by itself, but its impact…
Teacher/Child Interaction: Guidance and Discipline
Part of the Series: Guidance and Discipline
At the heart of Teacher/Child Interaction is this simple but heartfelt philosophy: "Teachers must deal with children with humor, compassion and respect." With that in mind, this program illustrates several strategies that teachers can use to help children learn to become more self-disciplined and self-confident. Some topics touched on include:…
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 emotional development, and learn how children form attachments with people.…
Jobs in Child Development: Career Compass
Part of the Series: Career Compass
A variety of professionals are employed by proud parents and concerned care providers to ensure the health, education and general well-being of their children. Gain insight into the personality and skills required to become a social worker, developmental therapist, childcare worker and teacher. Learn what these jobs entail as well…
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 situations that challenge their morals. Expert interviews help explain how…
Learning Environment: Guidance and Discipline
Part of the Series: Guidance and Discipline
The most fundamental way to avoid discipline issues is by carefully creating a structured environment which eliminates common flashpoints. Viewers learn how by designing (and sticking to!) a schedule, they can reduce the potential for conflicts and guide young children to develop their self-confidence and self-help skills. We illustrate how…
Succeeding As A Teacher Collection
Give new teachers the immediate skills they need to create successful classrooms today! Whether your setting is a tertiary education course, an in-service training workshop, a mentoring system, or even a library media center, you'll find these new programs a tremendous asset. These four films show how to advance student…
Phonemic Awareness
Phonemic awareness is the knowledge of the small units of sounds in our language which are connected to the alphabet. According to the National Research Council, this awareness is a major predictor of reading success. Viewers of this program join a lively teacher training workshop and then witness emerging readers…