Nietzsche on Hardship 1 of 3
Philosophy - A Guide to Happiness: with Alain DeBotton.  We all have dark periods in our lives, we all face difficulties that seem insurmountable, we all encounter setbacks and when we do we are often tempted to through in the towel.  Most philosophers have tried to help us to reduce the amount we suffer.  There was one philosopher, Nietzsche, believed all varieties of suffering and failure were to be welcomed by anyone seeking happiness.  He
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Sartre - part 5

How to accommodate individual freedom in a free society increasing occupied Sartre.  In much of the 50’s he tried to reconcile the individualist philosophy of Existentialism with the collective vision of Marxism.   In 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature.  He refused the award.  In May 1968, French students rebelled protests, they made Sartre their leader.  He wanted to help them. 
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The Industrial Revolution
The innovations that marked the transition of the world from an agricultural community to an industrial one started in 18th century England. The Industrial Revolution quickly spread through Europe and the United States.  The people behind the Industrial Revolution were ingenious and clever. They sparked an era of experimentation and creativity that has not yet ceased in modern times. Learn about the struggles and triumphs that led the world t
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Video Brain Teaser #45
Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, and other items. May include pencil drawing games, optical illusions, hidden images and "Find the Twin" problems.
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Kathi Appelt Reading at the 2008 National Book Award
Kathi Appelt reads an excerpt from her 2008 National Book Award Young People's Literature Finalist book, The Underneath.   Kathi Appelt sings a blues song from a chapter in the book.

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Core Literature for Kindergarten Readiness
Lecture- Core Literature for Kindergarten Readiness. Part of the series: How to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten. Get your child ready for kindergarten; learn tips on what stories are most important to read to your child to better prepare him or her for kindergarten in this free how to video clip. (2:15)
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Teaching Tips : How to Set Up a Kindergarten Class
A kindergarten classroom should include at least three to five different play areas, including an art section, a reading and writing section, a cognitive skills section and a puppet area. Arrange a kindergarten classroom that encourages fun and creativity with tips from an educator in this video on general education.
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Elements of Plot
This is a student-created video from TeacherTube concerns the definition of Plot in literature. The students completed a project by making a photo story to teach other students the elements. Suitable for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students.
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#18 Relax Your Mind, Learn to Play the Piano EASY Fluid and Relaxed
~~~This is an IMPORTANT LESSON!~~~ This lesson will hopefully give you the right mental approach to music, to piano, and to how you play and perform. It also gives a tip on how to play hard combination of notes that require many movements in an easier way.
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Special Kids: Body and Grooming
This helpful and illuminating title from the Special Kids series,
specially designed to aid in the mental development of children with
autism or other learning disorders, teaches children the importance of
good grooming and hygiene. From how to wash hands, brush hair and teeth and trim nails, Body & Grooming teaches children self-reliance in caring for their bodies, as well as communication and motor skills,
sequencing and modeling and association to objects and a

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How to Become a Personal Chef
Learn about the process of becoming a personal chef from an experienced chef.  He explains that becoming a personal chef requires a good entrepreneurial sense to run the business, a good understanding of basic cooking techniques and loads of creativity.


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Exploring Borderland-Unit 2
Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa tells us that the border is "una herida
abierta [an open wound] where the lifeblood of two worlds is merging to form a third country — a border culture." This program explores the literature of the Chicano borderlands and its beginnings in the
literature of Spanish colonization. Learning activities that go with this lesson can be found at: http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit02/index.html


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Regional Realism Depicting the Local in American Literature, 1865-1900-Unit 8
Set in the antebellum American South, but written after Emancipation,
Mark Twain's novel The Adventure's of Huckleberry Finn remains a
classic of American Literature. This episode compares Twain's depiction of Southern vernacular culture to that of Charles Chestnutt and Kate Chopin, and in doing so, introduces the hallmarks of American Realism.

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Inventing Notations
We learn how to foster and appreciate students' notations for their
richness and creativity, and we look at some of the possibilities that
early work on problems that engage students in creating notation
systems might open up for students as they move on toward algebra.

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Window Puzzle
First-graders investigate number combinations by working with a window puzzle (a square divided into four equal squares). In this task
students explore both addition and subtraction employing physical
materials to aid in computation as well as using mental math. NCTM
standards: whole number computation, communication, reasoning.

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This Small House
Second- and third-graders use calculators, paper and pencil, and mental math within a realistic task. Students plan the decorating of their milk carton houses using spatial sense to select appropriate
furnishings while staying within their allocated budget. NCTM
standards: whole number computation, geometry and spacial sense,
connections, communication.

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Choose a Method
A fourth-grade class shares their reasoning in evaluating the
appropriateness of different computational methods (base-ten blocks,
calculators, mental math, or paper and pencil) to specific problems.
NCTM standards: whole number computation, estimation, communication,
reasoning.

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Using Resources Workshop 5
How can students use a variety of resources well? This session focuses on how to make the most of the resources that can be used in teaching social studies, from artifacts and primary sources to children’s literature and the Internet. An adaptable mini-lesson uses children’s literature to examine what constitutes a good citizen, resulting in a lively debate among the onscreen teachers.
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Diversity in Texts Workshop 4
In this program, the teachers talk about the importance of choosing rich texts for their students as a group or individuals, enumerating various criteria that they have developed for this initial classroom decision. Supported by commentary from Dr. Judith Langer, the group looks at the part student interests play in selecting the right text, building thematic study units using a variety of texts, and helping students select texts that meet their needs or help them go further in their experiences
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Student Diversity Workshop 5
The varied viewpoints necessary for valuable class discussions are
celebrated in this program. The group talks about the diversity of their students and how their interactions with literature are shaped in part by their life experiences, unique thoughts, and previous reading
experiences. They examine the worth of using the lens of multiple
perspectives to examine a work of literature, and offer suggestions for ways to encourage each student to contribute to the ongoing class

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