Teachers of the World

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The Cartoon Classroom - Korea
Teacher Choi Young-Jae thinks that children only like going to school if they know it's going to be interesting. His aim is to make school irresistible to them. Choi's teaching…
The Roots of Revolution - USA
Mary Walsh Farmer has been teaching history for 17 years to junior high school students in Illinois, in a racially integrated community that values and celebrates its multiculturalism. Mary often…
Has Man a Third Hand - Poland
Ryszard Lukaszewicz has come back to teach elementary school after a successful academic career and as author of a pre-school education program. He has established his own school in Kalisz…
What is Peace - Australia
Stefanie Lawrence uses a personal approach to investigate topics of conflict and peace in her combined Year 3/4 primary school class. With parental approval, she has introduced an innovative, personal…
Eating: A Way to International Understanding - Japan
Japan's society is changing--increasing numbers of foreigners want to live and work in this country, which has a strong monoculture. Therefore tolerance of other nationalities has become an important issue,…
Nature is a Great Teacher - Canada and Finland
In Rachel Huneault's combined Year 6/7 class, traditional teaching methods are combined with technology. To complement her outdoor lessons on environmental issues, Rachel has designed a program that allows her…

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Nature is a Great Teacher - Canada and Finland
Part of the Series: Teachers of the World
In Rachel Huneault's combined Year 6/7 class, traditional teaching methods are combined with technology. To complement her outdoor lessons on environmental issues, Rachel has designed a program that allows her students to use an interactive telecommunications network that links 27 schools in Ontario, Canada. The benefits of this system are…
Grading the Teachers - An Exploration into Teacher Evaluation
School districts around the country are working to find meaningful ways to address the challenging issue of teacher evaluations. Can a good and fair system be designed to measure teacher effectiveness? Can it be developed so that it becomes a tool to help teachers improve their performance? GRADING THE TEACHERS…
The Tricycle Solution - Teachable Moments for Parents and Preschoolers
Shot over the course of a school year, The Tricycle Solution portrays the daily experience of a cooperative preschool where parents are as much students as their children. The normal events and emotions of a preschoolers day--playing, creating, discovering, crying, fighting, and resolving disagreements--are seen in intimate detail, as the…
Giroux: Culture, Politics & Pedagogy
An active citizen, says the prolific and influential Henry Giroux, is "somebody who has the capacity not only to understand and engage the world but to transform it when necessary, and to believe that he or she can do that." In this provocative new interview, Giroux speaks with passion about…
Tomorrow's Children - Partnership Education in Action
Do politically expedient proposals for more testing prepare children for the challenges of the 21st century? What is the role of schools in a time when the mass media are children's most frequent teachers? In Tomorrow's Children, based on her groundbreaking book of the same name, Riane Eisler offers a…
Touch of Greatness - A Portrait of a Maverick Teacher
In an era when Dick, Jane, and discipline ruled America's schools, Albert Cullum allowed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Shaw to reign in his fifth grade public school classroom. Through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play, Cullum championed an unorthodox educational philosophy that spoke directly to his students' needs. Many…
Multi-Handicapped - Students, Teachers, Parents, and Counselors at the Helen Keller School
This film shows the day to day activities of multi-handicapped and sensory impaired students and their teachers, dormitory parents, and counselors at the Helen Keller School. The primary mission of the school is to meet the total and living needs of deaf and/or blind children, some of whom also have…
The First Year - Following Five Young Teachers
Winner of numerous festival awards including the prestigious Peabody, this powerful and moving film is a "must-see" for anyone who is, or has ever thought of, becoming a parent or teacher. The film chronicles the first year of five young teachers as they fight the real fight: educating our children,…
The Teachers View
In this program we examine how teachers think about guidance and discipline, the influences affecting them in determining what they consider either acceptable or challenging behaviour. Teachers also discuss the importance of teamwork and staff support in helping them deal with the challenging behaviour more prevalent in the new millennium.
The Female Teachers of the Republic - A History of Women Advancing Education in Spain
This documentary focuses on the role of women in advancing public education in the spirit of equality and democratic access to schooling during the Spanish Second Republic (1931-1939). This documentary spans the years before the Civil War as well as the subsequent dictatorship that halted the pioneering ideas they had…
American Teacher
As the debate over the state of America's public school system rages on, one thing everyone agrees on is the need for great teachers. Yet, while research proves that teachers are the most important school-based factor in a child's future success, America's teachers are so woefully underpaid that almost two…
Hope Builders - The Action Research Teaching Method
The future of the world is perhaps being played out in an elementary school in Quebec, where a teacher is implementing a new teaching method (Action Research) aimed at preparing children to take up environmental challenges. During a very special school year, the students of Dominique Leduc's grade six class…