Special Kids: Getting Ready
This helpful and informative title from the Special Kids series
makes learning easy and fun for children with autism and other
developmental disorders. Teaching the importance of good hygiene,
Getting Ready shows children how to bathe and get dressed for the day, focusing particularly on operating zippers, buckles, buttons and
shoelaces. Getting Ready teaches children self-reliance, as well as
communication and motor skills, modeling, generalization, reading, <
Special Kids: A Day at School
Teaches: Social, Communications, Motor & Play Skills plus
speech, labeling, writing, reading, sequencing, modeling,
generalization, and association to objects, actions and concepts. What's a typical day at school like? There's a lot to do and it's a lot of
fun! Children learn the alphabet, numbers, spelling, reading and writing plus singing a song, watch kids color pictures and play at recess. This program also teaches children how to behave from getting on the bus, to
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
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.
What Is Corned Beef?
A cooking instructor explains what Corned beef is. She explains that corned beef is beef that has been cured, or pickled, in salt water
brine and is often well-seasoned. She gives some historical information about corned beef and explains that traditionally corned beef is eaten on Easter Sunday and St. Patrick's Day.
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
The Amistad Case
Gary Fisher is a teacher at Timilty Middle School in the urban community of Roxbury, Massachusetts, part of the greater Boston area. In his eighth–grade U.S. history class, Mr. Fisher examines the history of African American slavery through a dramatic mock trial based on the Amistad case in 1839. Serving as the defense, prosecution, judges, and other historical characters in the trial, students develop their cases and present them in a formal court setting created in their classroom. In his cl
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.
Against All Odds-What Is Statistics? The Divided Brain Erien, Year Two—Grade 7 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. Audrey, Year Two—Grade 7
What Is Statistics? Using historical anecdotes and contemporary applications, this introduction to the series explores the vital links between statistics and our everyday world. The program also covers the evolution of the discipline.'
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
Audrey, in her second year of teaching science, is helping her seventh-grade students develop critical thinking skills.
The Divided Brain
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