How Can I Become a Better Writer?
Learn from a professional writer how to become a better writer by reading a lot of different authors and writing as much as possible. A god tip is to go back and edit your writing to improve writing skills.
Speed Reading Practice #1
This clip leads you through a technique to help increase your speed reading skills. Learn simple exercises that will help to accelerate the reading speed you already have. You will need a piece of paper and pen for this exercise.
Speed Reading Practice #2
This clip leads you through a second technique to improve your speed reading skills. The exercise involves looking at numbers to warm up eye muscles in order to ease eye strain and be more at ease while reading.
Essay Game Show on Narrative Writingpart 2
This is part 2 of 2 of a mock game show that judges essays of students. This program will enhance student writing skills by helping them improve in organization, content, word choice, voice, and sentence fluency.
Tips On: How to Become a Good Narrative Writer
Tips for becoming a good narrative writer by reading a variety of novels and experimenting with narrative styles. Consider taking writing classes to help improve writing skills with advice from a writer and playwright.
Reconstruction Begins- Social Issues
This video is accompanied by text. "While Southerners were mourning the loss of their financially lucrative labor source, more than four million former slaves were trying to find their way as freedmen. The majority of the emancipated blacks were illiterate, with limited skills and financial resources..."
The one factor that connected most former slaves was a thirst for religion. Many masters had allowed their slaves to worship beside them, but with the Emancipation Proclamation former sla
Preschool Lesson: Building Capital Letters With Dough
Here, Ryan has fun building letters with roll-a-dough while improving his finger strength and motor skills. This multisensory activity is also a great prewriting exercise.
Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
This is an article about the Japanese warriors known as the Samurai. There are no moving images in this video; it just has narration. (02:42) Great for improving listening skills.
Rounding 3-digit Numbers to the Nearest Ten
Math With Larry presents an interactive white board lesson on rounding. Larry quickly reviews place value and then shares the rounding rules. Teacher encourages students to highlight or underline the digit the student is rounding to decrease confusion. The teacher tells students why rounding is an important skills and how to use it. (3:44)
Learn English Through Song - Vocabulary Study
Learn vocabulary study skills from the lyrics of the song Brown Girl in the Ring by Boney M. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation,
vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. More songs at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com
The Place Value Number Line - Virtual Manipulative
A number line is a common representation of integers used to teach concepts of positive and negative numbers, zero, place-value, and arithmetic operations. The Place Value Number Line manipulative is designed to introduce, practice, and test skills in representing place value on a number line. There are instructions on the right side of the Java applet.
Lighting Designer: A look at this Career
This is a look at the career of lighting designer through the eyes of Jeff Atkisson. (9:42)
Author Presents: Tomie dePaola Part 1 of 2 - Interview with Author magazine
An interview with Tomie dePaola, age 74, conducted by Author magazine. He talks about his Pratt training, career, interrupted by his attempt to become a Benedictine monk, first rejections. Good for a creative writing class. (3:01)
Teaching Language Life Skills to Special Education Students
When teaching language life skills to special education students, it's important to be direct and repetitive. Find out how special education teachers compensate for the disadvantages faced by their students with help from a special education teacher in this video on teaching language life skills to special education students.
Expert: Julie Peebles
Bio: Julie Peebles graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in special education and learning disabil
Elementary Education : How to Identify Learning Disabilities in Children
In order to identify a learning disability in a child, it's important to examine a child's organizational skills and propensity to get confused about time and words. Find out how to take symptoms of a learning disability to get professional help with help from a state-certified teacher in this video on identifying learning disabilities in children. (01:24)
Expert: Ileana Padilla-Boyd
Bio: Ileana Padilla-Boyd is the director of Bright Starts, an education service in south Flori
Creating a Life Skills Portfolio for Special Education Students
A life skills portfolio for special needs students usually includes stories that are related to specific social skills. Discover how anecdotal records are kept for special needs students with help from a special education teacher in this video (02:17) on special education students.
Expert: Julie Peebles
Bio: Julie Peebles graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in special education and learning disabilities.
Filmmaker: Rendered Communicati
How to Teach Life Skills : Teaching Life Skills to Developmental Students
To teach life skills to developmental students, understand their student's functioning level, speak on their level, demonstrate the skill and have the student repeat the demonstration. Modify teaching style and demonstrations to fit each student's individual learning style with help from a university campus president in this video (01:27) on life skills.
Expert: Dr. Darren Adamson
Bio: Dr. Darren Adamson is the campus president for the Salt Lake City, Utah campus of Argosy Universi
How to Teach Life Skills : Teaching Life Skills to Autistic Teenagers
Teach life skills, such as social interaction, to autistic teenagers by tapping into the strengths of the teenager, working with family members first and then slowly expanding the circle of social interaction. Allow an autistic child to gain confidence by moving slowing when teaching life skills. Get more information on teach life skills from a university campus president in this video on life skills.
Expert: Dr. Darren Adamson
Bio: Dr. Darren Ada
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
This a video of the famous rhyming story and beginner reader by Dr. Seuss. Primary teachers, and parents, can use Dr. Seuss's text filled with rhyming, and high frequency words to teach language skills.
The Skills of Making Relationships
Lesson that requires students to think about the 3 key relationship skills and how they might put these skills into action.