Education

21st-Century Skills: Promoting Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom

This program visits dynamic classrooms to show how to promote student creativity and innovation through curriculum and instruction. It teaches how to foster student expression through multiple forms of media and engage students in tasks that require open problem solving and creative thinking. The DVD also explains how to encourage collaboration. ASCD.

A Beginning"¦Not An Ending

A Course Synopsis; The Last Lecture; 'Whether Goest Thou?'

A Child Shall Lead Them

Eleven African-American first-grade children initiated the desegregation of previously all-white elementary schools in Nashville, Tennessee on Sept. 9 and 10, 1957. Nashville was one of the first cities in the South to act on the Supreme Court 1954 decision, Brown vs. The Board of Education. The film compares the Nashville story with events that took place the same week at Little Rock High School.

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 developmental theorists and learn about theory of mind. Expert interviews help explain how and why children develop as they do, and stress why fostering moral development is crucial for parents and caregivers.

A Day of Words

Literacy floats on a sea of words in any classroom--in conversations, textbooks, and essays written by students. By the intermediate grades, pulling out and analyzing individual words is a complex task for teachers and students. In the two-part video series, A Day of Words, fifth-grade teacher Max Brand demonstrates how he helps students search for, study, and celebrate words.

A Day of Words: Integrating Word Work in the Intermediate Grades

Literacy floats on a sea of words in any classroom--in conversations, textbooks, and essays written by students. By the intermediate grades, pulling out and analyzing individual words is a complex task for teachers and students. In the two-part video series, A Day of Words, fifth-grade teacher Max Brand demonstrates how he helps students search for, study, and celebrate words.

A Dyslexic Family Diary

This film chronicles a mother's eighteen- year struggle with the politics of teaching reading to get an education for her bright dyslexic son -- navigating the waters of special ed., whole language and phonics. Dorothy Tod, the filmmaker/mother's approach with the school, is challenged by the very different perspective of her husband, a lawyer and former school board member.

A Family of Many Nations: The Story of White Center Heights Elementary School

This is a hopeful story of the changing face of education in America. At White Center Heights Elementary School, located just south of Seattle, Washington, the students speak twenty-seven different languages and come from fifty different countries. Eighty percent of the students speak no English at home and ninety percent qualify for free or reduced lunch.

A Matrix Defined

This program covers the very important topic of defining a matrix and explaining why matrices are useful in mathematics. We begin by teaching students practical situations where a matrix might be useful to solve a problem in order to frame the importance of the material. We then show how to write a matrix down and how to properly identify the rows and columns of the matrix. We also discuss how to name matrices.

A Quiet Revolution: Singapore's World Class Educational System

A Quiet Revolution shines a light on Singapore—often considered to have the best education system in the world—to illustrate how the system produces such powerful results and how it differs from the American educational system.

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