How to Introduce Math to a Preschooler
A math instructor explains that math can be introduced to a preschooler by counting objects, creating simple patterns and demonstrating how different objects have different sizes in this video. Another tip is to let a toddler watch educational television to help with math skills and other ideas suggested in this video.
The Arts in Every Classroom: Teaching Theatre
Two specialists work on basic theatre skills with children of various ages, and use theatre education as a gateway to other kinds of learning. At Lusher Alternative Elementary School in New Orleans, Amanda Newberry’s lesson in improvisation with a third–grade class stimulates students’ imagination, heightens language and listening skills, and encourages critical thinking. At Barney Ford Elementary School in Denver, George Jackson teaches basic movement skills to a first–grade class, invi
Different Kinds of Smarts:Multiple Intelligences-Session 4
This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with expert commentary from Howard Gardner
Building Comprhension Workshop 3
Comprehending text is one of the main goals of reading. In this session,
literacy expert Nell Duke discusses what good readers do and strategies
teachers can use to help students build comprehension skills. Classroom
footage provides examples of comprehension strategies.
The Divided Brain
This module begins with graphic representations of the cerebral hemispheres’ specialized functions. It continues with a description of the brain’s asymmetry, showing diagrams of how the two halves communicate. The extreme case of a patient who has undergone split-brain surgery for treatment of epilepsy illustrates the role of hemispheric organization in sensory perce
Erien, Year Two—Grade 7 Erien, now in her second year of teaching, wants to increase her seventh-grade students' higher-level thinking skills.
Erien, now in her second year of teaching, wants to increase her seventh-grade students' higher-level thinking skills.
Nancy—Grade 8 Nancy wants her eighth-grade students to develop more autonomy and critical thinking skills.
Nancy wants her eighth-grade students to develop more autonomy and critical thinking skills.
Audrey, Year Two—Grade 7
Audrey, in her second year of teaching science, is helping her seventh-grade students develop critical thinking skills.
Solving Proportions Containing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
In order to make solving proportions with mixed numbers easier, simply turn the mixed number into an improper fraction. Solve proportions with mixed numbers by using cross multiplication. The instructor uses a document camera for demonstration.
How to Solve Square Root Equations
A lesson on solving square root equations. A math teacher explains to make sure that the square root is definitely by itself, and make sure that the number on the other side is a positive number. Learn how to cancel out a square root with examples being solved on a display. Instructor uses a document camera to presents examples.
Language Montessori Methods
Language is one of the most important skills that a child should master. A Montessori teachers shows how Montessori teaches language skills and shows what the language arts centers looks like in the classroom..
Montessori Language Card Activity
Spark your child's imagination and improve their story telling
skills with language cards. Learn how to use language cards in this free
educational video about language Montessori methods.
How to Improve at Tennis
How to Improve at Tennis. Part of the series: Tennis Lessons. A great way to improve your tennis game is to simply play more tennis, find a tennis partner for motivation, and join a local tennis organization. Consider taking lessons to hone your skills. (1:04)
How to Write a Short Story
Learn how to write a short story, pick three or four characters, narrow the scope of the plot and create a solid conclusion that contains a moral. An english professor show you how in this video.
Technology in Early Childhood Education
“ As with any learning tool, technology should be used alongside a variety of learning experiences.”
Adults consistently model for children the use of technology in everyday life.
Technology needs to be introduced to children before they can be expected to use it independently.
Instructional strategies coupled with technology can creative powerful learning experiences.
The use of technology helps children practice skills and better unde
Look At Things Differently
This video reinforces one of the most important skills we can teach our young geniuses - Looking at Things Differently.
This song was written and performed by the co-creator of the series Randy Rossilli, Jr.
The Adventures of Young Thomas Edison is a co-production of the Edison Innovation Foundation and Nightstand Creations, Inc.
It was created by George Q. Keegan and Randy Rossilli, Jr.
Teach Reading Effectively: Partner Reading
Using in-class partner reading with elementary students.
Partner reading allows students to demonstrate both their oral reading
skills and their comprehension and listening ability. The students shown are using the Early Interventions in Reading program from
SRA/McGraw-Hill. Early Interventions in Reading uses explicity,
systematic instruction and regular skill assessment to help assure
Teaching Reading Skills: Disciminating Vowel Sounds
Teaching vowel sound discrimination skills using the Early
Interventions in Reading program from SRA/McGraw-Hill. Early
Interventions in Reading uses scaffolded and explicit direct instruction
to provide young students with the reading skills needed for academic
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Re-Wiring the Brain
Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich lectures on the secrets of the brain's ability to actively re-wire itself. He discusses his research into ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function. The ability of the brain to grow and change as we develop is a complex process that progresses in a predictable way.