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#12651/1410  AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION IN A HEGEMONIC SOCIETY: Confronting the Challenge of Westernity
The author of over 65 books and 300 articles, Dr. Molefi Asante of Temple University is recognized as one of the most creative and important liberatory African American scholars. In this DVD, he argues that Eurocentric power structure prevents proper schooling of African American children.


#7382/0235  CHILD ABUSE: How to See It... How to Stop It
*WINNER! PLATINUM Award, Worldfest Even highly trained professionals have sometimes failed to recognize indicators of child abuse when exposed to them. Symptoms and behaviors are often far from obvious. This hard-hitting and informative video examines the four different types - physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and child neglect. Educators, parents, counselors, health and juvenile justice professionals, anyone who works with or cares about children, will learn how to identify the problem, and ways to stop it before more harm is done.


#12457/0635  CONDUCTING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: A Partnership in Progress
How can a teacher prepare to run a successful parent-teacher conference? What skills and state of mind will help them deal with the problems and frustrations that many teachers face when interacting with parents and guardians? Explores step-by-step preparation strategies - including specific knowledge and data to have at hand, the best ways to introduce topics of concern and personalized feedback, and the communication and conflict-resolution skills needed to work effectively with parents.


#11585/1290  CONFESSIONS OF A MONTESSORI TEACHER AND IN-HOME CHILDCARE PROVIDER
Interviews and day-in-the life footage with a Montessori teacher and an in-home childcare provider gives insight into these from a career choice point of view. This program teaches viewers about: the education and training needed; the salary range for this career; the long-term career outlook; the "highs and lows" of the job; and, the typical activities in the day.Grades 7 to A


#1710/0920  CREATIVITY AND LEADERSHIP: Making the Mind Extraordinary with Howard Gardner
This is Howard Gardner's exclusive video presentation of his revolutionary new psychology of extraordinariness. Based on 15 years of research, Gardner's presentation offers seminal new insights into the origins of creativity and leadership, and represents the culmination of his works.


#10649/0685  CULTURE, POLITICS AND PEDAGOGY: A Conversation with Henry Giroux
In this provocative new interview, Giroux speaks with passion about the inextricable links between education, civic engagement, and social justice. As a race, or even as a society, are humans actually becoming less educable, less willing to perform responsibly as citizens, and is social justice the victim, or the lack thereof, the perpetrator of this decline? Grades 9 to A


#11800/2155  DEVELOPING MINDS MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY SET (24 Programs) DVD
"A must for all educators and parents who want to understand and improve students' chances for success." --Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. This comprehensive multimedia library offers the tools and strategies to help parents and teachers better understand and manage each child’s learning profile. Grades 7 to A


#12644/1410  EMPATHY TRAINING FOR ETHNIC AND CULTURAL AWARENESS - DVD
What could be a better way to enhance college teacher/student/counselor empathy toward the culturally different than capturing their daily experiences on campus? This DVD features 36 vignettes developed and role-played by college students based on their own experiences of feeling marginalized. African American, Asian/Asian American, Caribbean, Gay and Lesbian, Hispanic, American Indian, and international students are featured.


#10640/1945  EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING SERIES (10 Programs) DVD
A 10 part comprehensive professional development series for teachers at all levels of professional experience. Covers a wide variety of interpersonal and technological skills, and topics from homework assignment to parent-teacher meetings. Grades A to


#9962/1120  FIVE AND SIX YEAR-OLDS - DVD
Parents, teachers and other child care workers will all benefit from this video that explores child development at ages five and six. It's really fascinating to see five and six year olds struggle to learn the idea of fair play, co-operation, following rules, and taking turns.


#8993/0920  FLOW: Psychology, Creativity and Optimal Experience
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's theory of FLOW and his seminal work on creativity have revolutionized modern psychology, the social sciences, and even corporate management. In this video he and Howard Gardner (MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES) discuss the origins and implications of his revolutionary theory.


#11692/0860  FUN CLASSROOM FITNESS ROUTINES Ages 10 to 14
The perfect resource for middle to high school classroom and physical educators who are strapped for space but are still required to meet state or local mandates on minutes of physical activity time. This DVD will keep kids active and moving in a way that’s appropriate for their ages and interests!


#11691/0860  FUN CLASSROOM FITNESS ROUTINES Ages 4 to 9
The perfect resource for kindergarten through elementary classroom and physical educators who have limited space and physical education time but are still required to meet mandates on minutes of physical activity time. This DVD will keep kids active and moving in a way that's appropriate for their ages and interests!


#9935/0720  GREAT HOMEWORK AND STUDY SKILLS for High School Students TEACHER LESSON PLANS
This guide includes ten comprehensive lesson plans, handouts and a unit test. Provides plenty of discussion topics and activities to get your class interested in learning time-management and organizational habits, and developing listening, note-taking, and test-taking skills that will assist them for the remainder of their academic career.


#9934/0720  GREAT HOMEWORK AND STUDY SKILLS for Middle School Students TEACHER LESSON PLANS
This guide includes ten comprehensive lesson plans, handouts and a unit test. They provide plenty of discussion topics and activities to get your class interested in learning time-management and organizational habits, and developing listening, note-taking, and test-taking skills that will assist them for the remainder of their academic career.


#9961/1120  HOW BOYS AND GIRLS DIFFER: The First Six Years DVD
Parents, teachers and other child care providers need to know what the real difference is between how boys and girls develop. What do gender differences mean for teachers, parents and caregivers? Do they contribute to stereotypes? How can we be sure to nourish the whole child?


#12592/0635  INTEGRATING ESL STUDENTS INTO THE CLASSROOM
Rather than isolating ESL students, does inclusion into the mainstream classrooms offer them advantages? This program provides teachers with techniques that will produce positive outcomes. Practicality and relevance guide the program as it reviews basic ESL standards and strategies, gives examples of how to incorporate these techniques into teaching various subject areas, suggests ways to assist ELLs in mastering English in social and community settings, and addresses the use of technology in helping ELLs improve their understanding and expand their knowledge.


#9500/0405  INTEGRATING MEDIA INTO THE CLASSROOM (2 Programs) DVD
Professional development tool for educators demonstrates how to utilize various high-tech educational media in the classroom to the best advantage. Get students' attention and maintain it for longer periods while helping them to comprehend more fully and retain what they learn by integrating these tools effectively into the process.


#11625/0788  IT'S ELEMENTARY and IT'S STILL ELEMENTARY: Talking About Gay Issues in School
Groundbreaking videos that address anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about gay people. Shot in six public and private schools, the program models excellent teaching about family diversity, name-calling, stereotypes, community building and more. The DVD includes the 78 minute feature, the 38-minute training version, and the 51 minute retrospective documentary IT'S STILL ELEMENTARY. Also includes a comprehensive Guide K-8 Curriculum.


#9660/0140  MANAGING CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS SET (3 Programs)
This three-part comprehensive series offers teachers and counselors very specific methods for dealing with problem behaviors from young people who are developmentally or emotionally challenged or disabled. Also covered are young people who use manipulative or aggressive tactics angrily in the classroom or group to control or disrupt. MANAGING THREATENING CONFRONTATIONS, 25 minutes WORKING WITH HOSTILE AND RESISTANT TEENS *Winner! Columbus International and the U.S. International Film Festival 90 minutes with guide. ABCs OF EMOTIONAL BEHAVIORAL DISORDER, 35 minutes Features Bob Clasen, professor emeritus and Molly Kilkenny, special education teacher, as well as student portraits and family interviews.


#12478/0635  MATH CAN TAKE YOU PLACES
With schools struggling to boost mathematics scores, math teachers need all the guidance they can get. This program contains a powerful tool-chest full of lesson demonstrations, professional development videos, and an interactive quiz - all designed to help educators develop real-world teaching examples and applications.


#12812/1290  MONTESSORI METHOD (THE)
Discover the ways in which Montessori classrooms differ from the traditional school setting in this enlightening documentary. Observe different levels of Montessori, including infants, toddlers, early childhood, and elementary, and how each utilizes the Montessori method.


#4034/0920  MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: Intelligence, Understanding and the Mind with Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner presents the Multiple Intelligences theory - the revolution in cognitive sciences and education that is changing how we think about intelligence and the human mind. Here in this dynamic presentation for the PD classroom, what is at stake is revealed.


#7753/0635  MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: Other Styles of Learning DVD
David Lazear, author of Seven Ways of Knowing and Seven Ways of Teaching and founder of New Dimensions of Learning, contends that educators must ensure the success of all students by teaching for the five nontraditional intelligences as well: visual/spatial, musical/rhythmic, body/kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal.


#13579/2043  OBSERVING CHILDREN: A Study in Child Development DVD
An ideal resource for all students of health and social care and child development. Contains footage depicting all aspects of play, including solitary, imaginary and cooperative play. Excellent to show effective caring for children and the development of many skills, including language, play and socializing; intellectual and emotional development. Also divided into three distinct observations enabling students to look closely at different phases of development. Includes extensive teacher's notes and activities.


#1399/0140  OUT! Making Schools Safe for Gay Teens (2 Programs)
The objective of these two programs is to reduce homophobic events and increase understanding of gay teen issues. The 42-minute staff video features teachers and counselors discussing ways to interact with gay teens and how to counteract homophobia in school. The 26-minute student video focuses on empathetic, candid interviews with gay teens talking about key issues. *Includes separate discussion guide with reproducibles. Grades 7 to A


#12443/0795  PEACEFUL SCHOOL BUS PROGRAM (THE)
This program was developed by an elementary school principal and a certified trainer of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Like OBPP, the Peaceful School Bus Program isn't a curriculum or a discipline program, nor is it a training program for bus drivers. It is a whole-school program that's designed to decrease inappropriate behavior on buses while creating a climate of respect and cooperation. Grades K to 12


#11947/0865  PINECREST DIARIES (THE)
This is the story of three boys, their community and a principal who refused to give up on the troubled elementary school that connects them all. Caught between underfunding and a high need, low income community, Pinecrest's reputation for poor academics and bad behaviour is threatening the school's very existence. But under the inspired leadership of a new principal, the school and its students begin an amazing turnaround. Photographed in verite style over an entire school year, the film casts a revealing and compassionate light on the challenges facing our growing immigrant communities. The documentary raises important and timely questions about how our public schools are responding to the needs of these communities, and why early efforts are so vital to insuring their children's success.


#10290/0635  PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING (7 Programs) DVD
This series comprises a comprehensive analysis of how people learn, investigating the areas of attention, cognitive development, memory, language development, classical and operant conditioning, approaches to learning, and perception. There are seven programs in the series: The Study of Attention Cognitive Development The Study of Memory Language Development Classical and Operant Conditioning Further Approaches to Learning Perception: The Theories


#10741/0635  RECOGNIZING CHILD ABUSE
* Recommended by Teacher Librarian ("Videos That Grab Attention"). "This practical, realistic program goes a long way in presenting evaluative tools to help recognize potential abuse and take prompt action. Highly recommended." Video Librarian (3.5 out of 4 stars) Unfortunately, kids who grow up facing brutality and neglect are lucky if a teacher or daycare provider catches on. Tragically, child abuse often goes unnoticed - and if a first-responder does detect it, he or she may not understand what measures must be taken. By following this program's clearly illustrated steps to awareness and action, viewers will become better equipped to recognize and intervene in cases of neglect and abuse - while there's still time to help.


#12505/0440  RECOGNIZING CHILD ABUSE SERIES (3 Programs)
This series of three 14-minute programs is designed to inform those providing care and service to children how to recognize the signs of child abuse and what actions they need to take if abuse is suspected. PHYSICAL ABUSE - covers various aspects surrounding the physical abuse of children, including risk factors and how to recognize actual physical signs of abuse. NEGLECT AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE - provides an overview and discusses specifically the topics of neglectful caretakers, physical neglect, emotional neglect and emotional abuse. SEXUAL ABUSE - includes an overview and definition of sexual abuse, and the many ways that sexual abuse occurs, including incest, molestation, exhibitionism, child pornography and child prostitution.


#7297/0270  SEEN... But Not Heard
*Winner! Silver Screen Award! This program explores the many serious emotional and physical effects of family violence on the children who witness it. Superior dramatic vignettes provide teachers and any professionals who work with children with detailed sketches of what to watch for in their charges.


#7547/0895  SUPERKIDS: Problems of Gifted Children
This documentary offers a personal exploration of the rarefied, hectic and surprisingly competitive world of gifted children. The show follows children who have also been identified as gifted as they compete to gain entry into the same accelerated program, along the way offering basic information about definitions, signs, myths, and some of the controversies surrounding the education of gifted children.


#9708/0425  WAY WE SEE IT: What Makes a Teacher Worth Listening To?
What makes a great teacher? There are lots of opinions on that one but viewers get the students' perspective here. What moves them, makes them want to pay attention, and absorb the information being offered by the person at the front of the classroom? There may be some surprising answers! Grades 7 to 12


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