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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,…
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…
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 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…
It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend - Helping the Learning Disabled Child Find Social Success
PBS
Drawing on three decades of experience in residential schools, Rick Lavoie provides powerful strategies for teaching friendship skills in the classroom, the homefront, and the community. First, you'll explore the causes and consequences of "social incompetence." Then, you'll gain field-tested…
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…
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.
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.
How to Fix Education: Heart, Head, Hands
Episode 24 of How the World Learns
Assuming something is "wrong" with schools, how might they be fixed? Analyze how the larger forces of imposition, invitation, and innovation can lead to change through examples from Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Myanmar, where Buddhist monks have established non-religious…
Target Child Technique - The Skills Needed to Carry Out a Target-Child Observation
This film will show you, step-by-step and in detail, how to carry out a target child observation. By observing the techniques demonstrated, you will have the opportunity to quickly grasp the skills needed to carry out this kind of observation…
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,…
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…
I See Your Ability
Listen 2 the Kids as they talk about the inclusion of their friends with special needs in the classroom, on the playground and in the lunchroom. This brief study of the inclusion process in an exemplary elementary school accents the…
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Asperger Syndrome: Success in the Mainstream Classroom
This program offers proven tips and techniques for integrating students with Asperger Syndrome and similar conditions into a mainstream classroom. It includes interviews with Psychologist Jed Baker (Director of the Social Skills Project), regular and special education teachers, parents, an…
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Bringing Reading to Life
Readers in grades 3-6 present unique challenges and opportunities for teachers. Many intermediate readers can decode text well, but few have the skills required for the thick textbooks and complex literature they will encounter in the middle grades and beyond.…
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Learning Through Play: The 3 to 4 year old (Documentary Film)
Learning, playing and learning through play are complex issues that we have tried to simplify and explain with this film. It shows learning taking place through self chosen, enjoyable activities. By following one boy for a year (from his third…
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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Turning a Good Teacher into a Great One
Episode 18 of How the World Learns
Think about what constitutes good teaching, and look at the ways teachers teach in the U.S., Finland, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. Begin your comparison by looking at some of the school factors that influence teaching, including how teachers are trained…
Attachment in Practice
The quality of early attachment relationships is of central importance to children's social and emotional development. It is vital to their all round development. Shot over the first three years of an infant's life, the film shows the development of…