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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…
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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:…
Learning Environment: Guidance and Discipline
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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…
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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…
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Curriculum: Guidance and Discipline
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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…
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A Child Grows: Your Baby's First Year
This video might be the best way to see infant development this side of becoming a parent. Our cast of infants demonstrate basic motor skills from rolling over to standing alone. They learn that objects can exist outside of their own experience, learn cause and effect, and slowly discover they…
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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 video set, high school teacher Cris Tovani brings viewers into…
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 Niday and Jean Boreen expand on and illustrate the concepts…
Small Group and One-to-One Conferences
Conferring with students one-on-one or in small groups is a powerful tool for formative assessment and differentiated instruction. Look over the shoulders of master literacy and mathematics teachers as they meet with individual students or small groups. You'll also get to sit in on coaching sessions in which Stenhouse authors…
Awe and Wonder
"If children are to keep alive their inborn sense of wonder...they need the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with them the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." This video enables educators to feel confident in knowing what awe and wonder…