Special Kids: Animals, Birds and Fish
Specially designed for children with autism or other developmental
disabilities, this helpful and informative title from the Special Kids
series teaches children the difference between different animals and
different animal sounds, as well as where various animals live and what makes some animals good pets and others not. Encourages speech and communication skills, as well as labeling, generalization, reading, writing and association to objects.
Special Kids: Numbers and Quantities
This program shows the importance of numbers to children with
autism and other developmental disorders. While encouraging
communication and motor skills, it teaches counting, simple addition and subtraction, as well as the concept of quantities.
Special Kids: Things in a Day
Teaches: Social, Self-Help, Communications & Play Skills plus
speech, labeling, writing, reading, sequencing, modeling,
generalization, and association to objects, actions and concepts. There are lots of places to go in a day; some important, some interesting and some fun! This program teaches children what happpens and how to behave wherever they go including out to eat, to the park, movies and library.
"A, You're Adorable" Song-Alphabet Recognition & Self-Esteem
In this cute animated video, each letter of the alphabet is presented with a word that begins with that letter and that can be used to refer to a person in a positive way. "A" you're Adorable, "B" you are beautiful. Words to the song appear on the screen and each word is highlighted as it is sung. This is a wonderful teaching companion for introducing alphabet letters in the early childhood classroom. It would also be beneficial for a teachable moment in the elementary classroom and/or for a cou
What Education Do I Need to Become a Chef?
Find out the education requirements of chefs from an
experienced chef. The chef explains that the education required to become a chef starts with sanitation and safety classes, and it graduates to basic cooking skills and specialty cooking skills.
Demonstration of Home School Geography
In this clip a teacher and home school authority gives a demonstration of a home school geography lesson with a five year old student. The students shows his mapping skills using a map of the world and North America.
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.