The Art of Teaching the Arts: Creating Rich Learning Environments
Arts teachers create a safe environment where students feel free to express their thoughts and feelings and take creative risks. In this session, participants meet an Acting I teacher who helps students let go of their inhibitions and an Acting II teacher who encourages students to take creative risks as they interpret monologues. In a dance class, a teacher asks students to work closely in pairs so they can study subtle aspects of movement technique. In a visual art department, the teachers wor
Preparing Your Child for College
Why waiting until high school to plan for college is a big mistake.
Early Education : Teaching Map Skills
eHow Instructional Video- A starting point for teaching map skills can be teaching students about different areas of a classroom. Get students to draw a map of a classroom with help from a former classroom teacher.
Peer Helper Programs
Teach teens how to really listen to each other and to be bridges to professional assistance. This professional video addresses concerns skeptics may have about peer helper programs and notes the main skills peer helpers learn in this type of program.
Daily 6 traits Writing
ASILOMAR REGIONAL READING CONFERENCE March 6, 7 and 8, 2009: Learn how Daily Six-Trait Writing, a new resource for grades 1-6 +, provides trait-based writing instruction and practice of skills through short, concrete lessons and activities. (8:48)
Children and Money Part I
Learn to build your children's money skills with a weekly allowance.
Science at Home
Tips to help your child develop science skills at home.
Interview with Fusion Authors & Participants
A 3 minute interview with Karen Todd and Katy Phillips, authors of The Fusion Programme, outlining the main ethos behind Fusion. Also includes interviews with participants, asking about their challenges, the skills and strategies they learnt whilst attending Fusion, and how it has impacted their family lives. Run time 03:06.
Multiplication of Whole Numbers
This video teaches how to multiply whole numbers without a calculator. It is designed to teach basic multiplication skills.
Subtracting Mixed Fractions
When subtracting mixed fractions, simplify the process by finding the least common denominator. Learn how to borrow from the whole number when subtracting mixed fractions. The instructor uses a document camera to model examples.
How Do You Measure Area?
To measure the area of a given shape, a general rule of thumb is to multiply the length by the width and use square units to express the resulting value. The instructor uses a document camera to demonstrate this concept.
How to Find the Area of Geometric Shapes
Finding the area of geometric shapes requires being familiar with their respective formulas, as each type of shape involves different methods and equations. The instructor uses a document camera to model examples.
Animated Battle of the Bulge Depiction
This animated video depicts the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. The video includes maps of the war fronts to enhance understanding of the battle. (Amateur video)
Major Causes of WWII
This is a slide show presentation. It covers the major causes of WWII, from an American history perspective. There are statistics and maps and reference to Hitler's first steps to war. (Slides and text but no narration.)
Sight Reading Exercises for Piano
This video lesson provides an introduction to sight reading and will help with development of "hand-eye" coordination skills. (7:47)
Famous Black Mathematicians Blackwell, Wilkins, and Mickens Described
A few famous black mathematicians include Dr. David Blackwell, J. Ernest Wilkins and Ronald E. Mickens. Learn about the accomplishments of famous black mathematicians from teacher Jimmy Chang who uses a document camera to aide in his lecture.
Follow the Money: Accounting for the Young Entrepreneur Part I
Many young people venture into small businesses with hopes of fulfillment and monetary success. That spirit is the essence of a strong and resilient economy. This tutorial begins a series teaching one of the important skills they need to live their dreams.
Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competitions
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosts the U.S. Department of Energy's Junior Solar Sprint/Hydrogen Fuel Cell (JSS/HFC) Car Competitions. Middle School teams from all over the Colorado Region participate in this fun, educational and exciting event. Teams work together building solar and/or hydrogen fuel cell cars with guidance from a parent or teacher coach to compete in race and design categories. A "Spirit Award" is also presented to the team recognized for good sportsmanship. Building
Vehicle Stopping Distance
If you are traveling 20 mph, how far would your car go before stopping? This video adapted from KET's Street Skills explores the two parts of the stopping process: reaction time, how long it takes your brain to respond, and stopping distance, and the distance traveled between putting on the brake and coming to a stop. Run time 03:51.
Story Retelling Kindergarten Readiness
This video tells how to get your child ready for kindergarten by learning how to help your child learn to retell stories. The expert gives parents examples and ideas on how practice retelling skills. (1:57)