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Applying Psychology in Life [electronic resource]

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Describes how psychology can be applied to health, astronauts in space, law, negotiation, and the promotion of peace. Includes commentary by Dr. Malcolm Cohen of NASA Ames Research Center, Dr. Stephen Ceci of Cornell University, and Dr. James Maas of Cornell University
Online
2001
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How People Learn [electronic resource]: Introduction to Learning Theory

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Teacher interviews and classroom footage illustrate why learning theory is at the core of good classroom instruction and demonstrate the broad spectrum of theoretical knowledge available for use in classroom practice.
Online
2003
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Learning as We Grow [electronic resource]: Development and Learning

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Examines the concept of readiness for learning and illustrates how developmental pathways--including physical, cognitive, and linguistic--all play a part in students' learning. Features a first-grade teacher, a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher, and a senior physics teacher, with expert commentary from University of California at Santa Cruz professor Roland Tharp and Yale University professor James P. Comer.
Online
2003
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Building on What We Know [electronic resource]: Cognitive Processing

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Explores how prior knowledge, expectations, context, and practice affect processing, using information, and making connections. Features a first-grade teacher, a ninth- and 10th-grade mathematics teacher, and a special education teacher, with expert commentary from Stanford University professor Roy Pea.
Online
2003
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Different Kinds of Smart [electronic resource]: Multiple Intelligences

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Delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Features 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. Includes expert commentary from Howard Gardner.
Online
2003
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Feelings Count [electronic resource]: Emotions and Learning

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Introduces ways to create an emotionally safe classroom to foster learning and deal effectively with emotions and conflicts. Features a fifth-grade teacher and an eighth-grade band teacher. Includes expert commentary from Daniel B. Goleman, author of the book "Emotional Intelligence", and Yale University Professor James P. Comer.
Online
2003
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The Classroom Mosaic [electronic resource]: Culture and Learning

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Discusses how culturally responsive teaching enables students to create connections, access prior knowledge and experience, and develop competence. Features a sixth-grade teacher and two ninth-grade teachers. Includes expert commentary from University of Wisconsin professor Gloria Ladson-Billings and University of Arizona professor Luis Moll.
Online
2003
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Learning From Others [electronic resource]: Learning in a Social Context

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Based on Lev Vygotsky's work, this program explores how learning relies on communication and interaction with others as communities of learners. Features a fifth-grade teacher and a ninth- through 12-grade teacher. Includes expert commentary from Tufts University professor David Elkind, Yale University professor James P. Comer, and University of California at Santa Cruz professor Roland Tharp.
Online
2003
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Watch It, Do It, Know It [electronic resource]: Cognitive Apprenticeship

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Demonstrates how teachers help their students develop expertise and accomplish complex tasks by modeling, assisting performance, scaffolding, coaching, and giving feedback. Features a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher and an 11th- and 12th-grade English and social studies teacher. Includes expert commentary from University of Michigan professor Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar.
Online
2003
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Thinking About Thinking [electronic resource]: Metacognition

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Explores how thinking about thinking helps students better manage their own learning and learn difficult concepts deeply. Features a senior English teacher and a sixth-grade teacher. Includes expert commentary from University of Michigan professor Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar and Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Online
2003
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How We Organize Knowledge [electronic resource]: The Structure of the Disciplines

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Covers the ways in which the organization of knowledge and understanding can influence learning. Introduces Bruner's and Schwab's ideas about the structure of the disciplines. Features a fourth-grade teacher, a 10th-grade biology teacher, and a 9th- through 12th-grade teacher. Includes expert commentary from Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Online
2003
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Lessons for Life [electronic resource]: Learning and Transfer

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Describes the conditions needed for knowledge and skills learned in one context to be retrieved and applied to a new situation, and how different teaching strategies can increase the possibilities for transfer. Features a fourth-grade teacher and a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher. Includes expert commentary from Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Online
2003
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Expectations for Success [electronic resource]: Motivation and Learning

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Explains how teachers can enhance their students' motivation by encouraging them to be thoughtfully and critically engaged in the learning process, by supporting their drive for mastery and understanding, and by helping them become self-confident. Takes a second look at classrooms seen previously to show how motivational techniques work in concert with other learning theories. Stanford University School of Education Dean Deborah Stipek adds her insight to this program.
Online
2003
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Pulling It All Together [electronic resource]: Creating Classrooms and Schools That Support Learning

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Discusses how schools can organize for powerful learning through a coherent, connected approach to teaching and learning that is reinforced and supported by structural features. Features the staff and students of two schools: a public school in Michigan serving grades three through eight and a first-year charter school in California. Linda Darling-Hammond provides expert commentary.
Online
2003
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Drama Therapy With Children [electronic resource]: The Pleasure of Play

Emphasizing the play leader's role in facilitating growth and change, this film features drama therapy pioneer Dr. Eleanor Irwin, a co-founder of the National Association for Drama Therapy. As a licensed psychologist Dr. Irwin has helped countless young patients find creative ways to express themselves and achieve emotional healing through dramatic play. She has also taught and written widely about drama therapy, helping to raise awareness of the life-affirming power that comes from acting out stories, scenarios, feelings, and experiences. This 1982 film, updated here with new material, shows various drama therapists at work in residential schools, rehabilitation centers, and outpatient clinics as they help children who have neurological, cognitive, sensory, and emotional disabilities.
Online
2008
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Expressive Arts Therapy Groups [electronic resource]: A Program for Adolescents-RAW Art Works

Facing adversity at home, in school, or on the streets, kids often have nowhere to turn-but a creative outlet can make a huge difference in their lives and transform their views of themselves and the world. This concise video follows at-risk children and adolescents as they take part in a community arts therapy program incorporating a wide range of expressive modalities. In the RAW Art Works teen group, participants create intriguing and emotionally powerful self-portraits, discuss their meanings, and share what the RAW program has helped them accomplish. Work on a group mural is also depicted. Meanwhile, younger workshop attendees are shown manipulating colorful dragon and dinosaur heads they've created.
Online
2008
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The Arts as Therapy With Children [electronic resource]: Multi-Arts Resource Guide Excerpts

In this concise assembly of video vignettes, viewers are taken into the midst of a Massachusetts program called Very Special Arts. Program director Maida Abrams is shown working with several children as they explore ways to express themselves through painting, music, movement, and drama. In one sequence the participants turn themselves into jungle animals and interact with each other in character. Subsequently they conduct a "Me and My Monster" session in which they trace full-body outlines and draw colorful alternative identities. In the final section the children learn how primary hues can be mixed to reflect the entire range of human skin tones, creating a basis for exploring racial diversity and identity.
Online
2008
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The Arts as Therapy With Children [electronic resource]: Glass Art as Therapy

In 2002, glass artist James Minson established a teaching studio at the Misioneros del Camino, a Guatemalan orphanage. The school is well-attended and many of its students continue to make commercially viable glass art and craft objects after they complete the program. Since Minson was also pursuing a psychology degree in the early years of the school, he invited his students to take part in a study that ultimately showed the highly beneficial results of art-making in other aspects of the students' lives. This concise gathering of video excerpts follows the school's activities and shows several participants learning to manipulate their materials. Minson narrates, recounting the school's inspiring story.
Online
2008
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Dyslexia [electronic resource]: Diagnosis and Treatment

Difficulty with reading and spelling is not necessarily dyslexia. This program explains what dyslexia means and the many ways in which it is manifested; the extensive testing necessary; beyond how the subject reads and spells and what kind of error he or she makes; to make a diagnosis of dyslexia; and the role of heredity. Treatment builds on the student's strengths while focusing on his or her weaknesses and may involve neurological, psychological, or neuropsychological aspects, as well as individually-adapted language, auditive, and reading and spelling training programs; examples are given. Dutch dialogue with English narration.
Online
1994
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Sleep and the College Student [electronic resource]

Produced by the Academic Skills Center at Dartmouth College, this concise video helps students realize the importance of sleep in staying healthy, alert, and involved. It also offers practical perspectives on structuring activities and budgeting time so that sleep can be fully integrated into college life. Dr. Michael J. Sateia, a Dartmouth professor of psychiatry and a pioneer in the field of sleep medicine, explains that sleep influences both short-term and long-term memory processing, making it crucial to the "procedural learning" of academic and athletic success. Meanwhile, Dartmouth faculty and student body members offer their personal and professional testimonials on the value of restful sleep.
Online
2011