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What Poor Child Is This? [electronic resource]: Poverty and America's Children

If poverty is a serpent, child poverty is its venom. And with an estimated 12 million American children suffering from economic hardship, even the wealthiest society on Earth cannot escape the poisonous effects of poverty. This program examines child poverty in the U.S.: its causes, its agents, and its human impact. Citing facts and findings that contradict the American ethos of upward mobility, the film lays bare the sad reality of what financial deprivation is doing to the nation's young people: eroding family bonds, decreasing literacy, increasing health and addiction risks, raising the specter of mental illness, and putting children disturbingly close to criminal influences. Lack of school readiness (preparation for kindergarten) and poor academic achievement are also examined as [...]
Online
2011
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Work It Out! [electronic resource]: Strategies for Resolving Conflict

Last year's Spring Fling at Jefferson High School was a total disaster-and this year's student committee doesn't want it to happen again! But can the group put aside the past and work together constructively to create a successful dance? This video uses scenario analysis to model four key conflict resolution strategies: taking the person out of the problem; focusing on issues, not egos; being objective; and creating win-win solutions. Show your students that differences are a part of who we are-and that while we may not get along with each other all the time, we do have to find positive ways to work out our disagreements.
Online
2005
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The Movement [electronic resource]: Saving Children at Risk on the Streets of Rio de Janeiro

Children are more likely to die violently in Rio de Janeiro than in war zones like Afghanistan or Sierra Leone. The city is being torn apart by an unspoken civil war as drug lords battle each other and the police. Teachers like Yvonne Bezerro de Millo and policemen like Edvaldo Merrerra de Olivera try to protect the children by keeping them in school and guarding them on the streets. But the problems of the favelas (slums) have plagued Brazil for decades. This program directed by Sandra Beltrao makes it clear that more than just a few people will be needed to solve the nation's deep-rooted problems.
Online
2004
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Building Momentum in Education [electronic resource]

This poignant compilation of four Momentum films - including Dreams of Education, Escaping Destiny, Ready to Learn, and Street Lessons - focuses on the importance students find in education and the various programs aimed at keeping children in school and out of trouble. It discusses the Pioneer Program, an educational initiative that has been implemented in a juvenile detention center in Ontario and how it has helped break the cycle of violence. Important lessons are bestowed in this documentary, including one from a 43-year-old homeless man who dropped out of school at the age of 13. This video equips students with the self-confidence they need to trust in the teachings they gain, while reinforcing that old cycles can be broken.
Online
2004
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Information Overload [electronic resource]: Classroom Issues

Many teachers argue that young people cannot spell properly and often prefer to use SMS versions of words. Other areas of concern include reading, math, and verbal communication skills. This program explores some impacts of information technology on young people in the classroom, and challenges viewers to debate whether IT is helping or hindering academic and interpersonal abilities. With expert opinions, student feedback, and statistical and historical information, the video asks how the incredible power of IT can best be harnessed for quality educational outcomes.
Online
2008
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Adhd & Ld [electronic resource]: Powerful Teaching Strategies and Accommodations

General education teachers are finding an increasing number of students with ADHD and learning disabilities in their classrooms. This video gives elementary and middle school teachers the tools they need to help students succeed in the general education setting within a Response To Intervention framework. Presented by leading education expert Sandra Reif, this content-rich video offers viewers a range of effective strategies to meet both the behavioral and academic needs of students. Targeted strategies and examples for small group instruction are also offered as Tier 2 RTI strategies. Topics include: communicating with parents and clinicians; differentiating instruction; collaborating with co-teachers and other staff; engaging student attention; behavior interventions; teaching stud [...]
Online
2014; 2008
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The New Teacher [electronic resource]: Meeting the Challenges

Today's new teachers are responsible for ensuring diverse students-including students with disabilities and ELLs- meet higher educational standards, pass high-stakes testing, and are equipped to succeed in a technology-driven workplace. How well prepared are these new teachers? This video explores Stanford University's Teacher Preparation Strategies, which include redesigned schedules, team teaching, mentoring, and teacher portfolios. Strategies stress collaboration between administrators, principals, staff development personnel, and teachers.
Online
2014; 2000
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Bullied, Battered, and Bruised [electronic resource]

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and is often the desperate response to prolonged physical and mental harassment at school. This program investigates the disturbing prevalence of bullying by focusing on a high school where the problem made headlines. Parents, teachers, school officials, bullying victims, and even bullies themselves discuss the conditions that allow abusive behavior to flourish and what can be done to curtail it. A model grammar school is also visited where the principal takes the lead in creating an atmosphere of safety and cooperation, as well as learning.
Online
2000
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Liz Coleman, a Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education

In the mid-1990s, Liz Coleman remade Bennington College in the pursuit of a new vision: she believed that higher education could be conducted in the same manner as a performing art. In this TEDTalk, Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical higher education reform. Bucking the trend to push students toward increasingly narrow areas of study, she proposes a truly cross-disciplinary education - one that combines all areas of study to address the great problems of our day.
Online
2009
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Dan Meyer, Math Class Needs a Makeover

Educator Dan Meyer explores the way math is taught - although he's not sure it even is. In this TEDxNYED talk, Meyer asserts that today's math curriculum leads students to expect and become habituated to paint-by-numbers class work, robbing them of a skill more important than solving problems - formulating them. Meyer demonstrates classroom-tested exercises that prompt students to stop, think, and take a proactive approach to math.
Online
2010
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Sir Ken Robinson, Bring on the Learning Revolution!

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 TEDTalk, Sir Ken makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning - creating conditions in which kids' natural talents can flourish.
Online
2010
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Charles Leadbeater - Education Innovation in the Slums

Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education - and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.
Online
2010
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School Crime [electronic resource]: Sounding the Alarm

This program promotes a proactive approach to fighting school crime, while examining its myriad causes and possible solutions. The contributing roles of dysfunctional families, alcohol, drugs, and violence in the media are examined, along with the rise of gangs. Profiles of typical gang members help police and school officials to identify potential members before they become involved in crime. Enforcement techniques used to combat gang violence are provided in detail.
Online
1994
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School Crime [electronic resource]: Establishing Communication

School administrators, students, and members of the community work with law enforcement officials to prevent school crime. Respect is the key. Guidelines on how police can gain the confidence and cooperation of students and their families include door-to-door visits which also promote community involvement and awareness. Personal rapport between law enforcement officials and individual students is emphasized. Police and school officials are urged to intervene with social service agencies on behalf of students and their families who may be experiencing problems.
Online
1994
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School Crime [electronic resource]: Campus Combat Zone

Guns are the second leading cause of death among school-age children-a staggering statistic. In this program, law enforcement officials, including a specialist in school violence control, discuss the problem and the gamut of resources available to fight it. Officer Jim Corbin, Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers, explains how weapons affect the quality of education, and what teachers can do to combat the trend. Several legal experts explain search-and-seizure laws within the context of Fourth Amendment rights. Topics covered include everything from school security, to the psychology of violence, to how teachers can reinforce positive attitudes that discourage criminal behavior and promote student cooperation.
Online
1994
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Reading, Writing, and Revolvers [electronic resource]: Coping With Teenage Violence

Almost three million crimes occur on or near school campuses every year-one crime every six seconds. What was once considered a problem in only inner-city schools has now spread to even the most rural communities. How should students react if they are threatened on the way to school, or if they are coerced into potentially dangerous situations by their peers? What can young adults do to protect themselves? This program provides students with specific skills they can apply if confronted with violence. Interviews with students, parents, and teachers at urban, suburban, and rural schools provide a firsthand look at the situation from the perspectives of people who cope with school violence on a day-to-day basis.
Online
1993
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Special Advice on Student Disclosure and Keep Me Safe [electronic resource]

Part one of this video includes experts discussing what teachers should do if a child makes a disclosure in class and how they can use the short animated video "Keep Me Safe" in classrooms. In part two, we see a character named Kate struggling with a secret about being hurt by her mom's boyfriend.
Online
2013
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Mehboob and the Garland of Math [electronic resource]

After six years of elementary school, Mehboob still had not learned to read, write, or count. But when he is lucky enough to enroll at an unusual Delhi school, his life starts to change quickly. His new teachers and classmates at India's Jodo Gyan Kendra discover that with a little encouragement and a different approach, Mehboob starts to flourish. In this documentary by Meril Rasmussen, viewers will explore what a child-centered, hands-on approach to math education can look like. Watch the amazing transformation through one child's eyes.
Online
2012
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School Violence [electronic resource]

Studies indicate that children who are exposed to violence at home or in the media are prone to elevated levels of anxiety and to committing violent acts themselves. In this program, noted correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on the success of New Haven's community-based outreach program that allies the police department, the Yale Child Study Center, and other agencies to promote safety and curb violence through mentoring, intervention, and after-school programs for school-age children. Eight other cities have since adopted the New Haven model.
Online
1998
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Understanding Violence [electronic resource]

This program defines the types of violence affecting young men and women today. Teenagers from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds openly tell their stories of how violence has impacted and reshaped their lives. Each narrative is complemented by commentary from experts who explain the roots of violent behavior - and advise on how to detect the warning signs.
Online
1999