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The Beginning Teacher [electronic resource]

The work of a teacher is complex, and the demands-to develop lesson plans, instruct with confidence and clarity, establish classroom routines, set boundaries for student behavior, and so much more-can be quite overwhelming. Set in Australia, The Beginning Teacher provides valuable advice and a variety of strategies to support new educators as they prepare for their first teaching appointment. Program segments include "You're a New Teacher-Now What?"; "Your First Day, First Class, First Week"; "Becoming Involved in the Wider School Culture"; and "Survival Strategies.
Online
2009; 2008
62.

The Healthy Teacher [electronic resource]

To avoid burnout, it is imperative that educators approach teaching with an awareness of potential job-related stressors and techniques for creating a healthy work/life balance. This program follows two veteran teachers living in Australia through a typical work day to illustrate how they strike a balance between their personal and professional lives. In addition, The Healthy Teacher offers advice on aspects of general wellness in the areas of eating, physical fitness, and mental health. An informative, practical, and motivational resource for new, experienced, and returning teachers.
Online
2009; 2008
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Philosophy for Children [electronic resource]: Thinking Together

In a philosophy-for-children session, a teacher uses a story, picture, news item, or piece of music to stimulate critical thinking and imagination. Children are encouraged to express themselves, to challenge what is being said, and to ask questions that intrigue them. This program explores the concept and supporting methodology of P4C at Gallions Primary School in East London, where such sessions have had a strikingly positive impact on children's intellectual, emotional, and social development. "It's changed the way I teach, it's changed the way the children are, it's changed the way the school is run. I think we owe it to the children to run philosophical enquiry," says Lisa Naylor, an advanced skills teacher at Gallions.
Online
2009; 2004
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The 5 Communication Secrets That Swept Obama to the Presidency [electronic resource]

What specific skills enabled a young state senator to become, in the space of four years, President of the United States? This program reveals a set of methods and attitudes at the core of successful communication. Presented by renowned public speaking coach Richard Greene, the video incorporates passages from many of President Obama's finest speeches-and uses these examples to explore tone of voice (varying volume, pace, pitch, and resonance); body language (improving eye contact, openness, and listening); verbal language (avoiding jargon and using sensory-specific words); message content (sharing feelings and heartfelt goals); and fluency in visual, auditory, and kinesthetic communication styles.
Online
2009; 2008
65.

How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical [electronic resource]

Geared specifically to educators and produced by a working drama teacher, this program offers practical, hands-on guidance for creating an original high school musical. Viewers learn six essential components and ten key steps to writing and staging a production that entertains, engages, and boosts ticket sales! Designed for step-by-step viewing, the video is divided into two main sections-writing and producing-with the following chapters: What You Need, The Time-Table, The Writing Process, Plot Diagram, Conflict Development, Writing Music, The Finished Script, The Production Schedule, Blocking, Auditions and Callbacks, Rehearsals and Tech Week, Final Dress Rehearsal, and Opening Night.
Online
2009; 2008
66.

Podcasting and Blogging Essentials [electronic resource]

In a Web 2.0 world, anyone can broadcast or publish online-and this clear and simple program explains how to do it, step by step. Using plain English and plenty of visuals, Podcasting and Blogging Essentials spells out what podcasts and blogs are, how to find and access them on the Internet, and how to create them from scratch and upload them to the Web. No previous knowledge is required. An excellent starting point for students and educators alike who want to get their message out and would like to see how it's done.
Online
2008; 2007
67.

Democracy Left Behind [electronic resource]: NCLB and Civic Education

Do American schools adequately prepare students to take part in society? Can a complacent, ill-informed public trace its problems back to the nation's classrooms? This program examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on the ability of public education to involve students in civic and governmental processes. Filmed in economically and culturally diverse schools, the program includes provocative interviews with teachers, administrators, and nationally known experts-all of whom discuss the challenges of helping children become knowledgeable citizens while fulfilling the needs of basic education. Scenes of teachers working to engage their students in participatory democracy are included.
Online
2008; 2007
68.

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Richard Baraniuk, Goodbye, Textbooks; Hello, Open-Source Learning

Rice University's Richard Baraniuk has a big idea: to replace textbooks with free open-source online educational resources that facilitate curriculum creation and professional collaboration among teachers worldwide. In this TEDTalk, Baraniuk describes Connexions, a Web site that uses Creative Commons licensing to enable teachers to quickly "rip, mix, and burn" coursework without fear of copyright violation. Encompassing hundreds of online courses, Baraniuk's virtual educational system is revolutionizing the way people teach and learn.
Online
2006
69.

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Arthur Benjamin, a Formula for Changing Math Education

"Am I going to use calculus in real life?" That's the question asked of nearly every math teacher - and many fall short of a satisfactory answer. In this TEDTalk, mathematician and magician Arthur Benjamin offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age. Benjamin combines his two passions in "Mathemagics," a mind-boggling presentation of lightning calculations and other feats of numerical agility.
Online
2009
70.

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
71.

Good Coach, Bad Coach [electronic resource]

Sporting achievements often celebrate the talented individual or the triumphant team, but behind any significant success there is always a hard-working coach pulling it all together. What exactly does a coach do? This entertaining program investigates the role of a coach, and explores the reasons why some coaches are more effective than others. Featuring expert advice and humorous demonstrations, the program examines controlling, cooperative, and casual coaching styles, and both good and bad coaching, and finishes with a clear explanation of an effective training session.
Online
2008
72.

TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Diana Laufenberg - How to Learn? From Mistakes

Diana Laufenberg shares three surprising things she has learned about teaching - including a key insight about learning from mistakes.
Online
2010
73.

Cognitive Coaching [electronic resource]: Process for Teaching and Learning

This program describes and demonstrates specific examples of instructional conversation and other types of cognitive coaching; identifies instructional arrangements that are used to promote active learning by students; models questioning techniques and student interactions, including the ways in which cognitive coaches keep student discussion focused and productive; and considers the role that authentic and ongoing assessment plays in cognitive coaching. Good teaching, like good coaching, depends on instructional conversations in which the participants exchange ideas, build motivation, and develop strategies for improvement. The program shows how teachers can encourage students to employ strategies for success by providing cognitive coaching or "active teaching": by communicating wit [...]
Online
2007; 1991
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Integrating Instruction and Assessment [electronic resource]

This program explores the nature of authentic assessment and its impact on curriculum and instruction; identifies the economic and political pressures for accountability, which have driven school systems to adopt inadequate approaches to assessment; and highlights alternative assessment strategies and tools-those that help teachers make good instructional decisions, as well as those that help students develop self-monitoring and self-assessment strategies of their own. Many standardized tests currently in use are administratively efficient and psychometrically accurate, but for a variety of reasons have served to distort instruction and the definition of the achieving student. This program addresses the need for alternative instruments of assessment-assessment that is multidimensiona [...]
Online
2007; 1991
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Student-Centered Learning [electronic resource]

Student-centered learning focuses on how students learn, what they experience, what they bring to the classroom, and how they engage. This program explains student-centered learning and discusses why more and more schools are incorporating the concept into their curriculums. With comments from educational experts, teachers, and students, the video also explores the whole-school approach to student-centered learning, various strategies to facilitate it, and typical scenarios in a student-centered-learning classroom.
Online
2005
76.

Integrating ICT in the Curriculum [electronic resource]

The task of successfully integrating Information and Communication Technology into the classroom raises a number of questions. What is the role of this tool? Does it enhance the educational process? Are students engaged by technology, or intimidated? Through interviews and case studies, this program assists viewers in coming to some conclusions about the use of ICT at the elementary and secondary school levels. Produced in Australia.
Online
2005
77.

Never Cease to Learn [electronic resource]

Become the educator you were meant to be! In this inspirational video, acclaimed educator, author, and lecturer Harry K. Wong shares practical advice for teachers at any stage in their career: never cease to learn! Recently recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the National Teachers Hall of Fame, Dr. Wong's message is packed with the power to transform teacher's attitudes - and lives. This video will motivate you to pursue your dreams and will validate any educator's commitment to the profession. Dr. Wong has been credited with transforming schools and turning around the lives of tens of thousands of teachers, and in this program, he shares from his heart and soul the essence of why we teach - to make a difference in the life of a child. Suitable for new teacher growth an [...]
Online
2004
78.

The First Days of School [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

Acclaimed educational speaker Harry K. Wong recreates his "classroom" on the first days of school in this classic video lecture. Presented with warmth, humor, and enthusiasm, Dr. Wong explains that what you do the first day of school and for the first 2 to 3 weeks are critical in determining how well students will achieve for the remainder of the school year. Research has identified 28 factors that help students to learn. Ranked number one is classroom management; how a teacher runs the classroom will determine whether students will be successful or not. Effective teachers teach students the procedures of how to start each school day from the moment they enter the classroom. They also implement what is learned through research. Douglas Brooks identifies seven things all students want [...]
Online
1995
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Introduction [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

In this classic presentation, award-winning educator, author, and lecturer Harry K. Wong defines what it means to be an efficient and effective teacher. As Dr. Wong discusses, there are four stages of teaching: fantasy, survival, mastery, and impact. All teachers go through the first two stages of fantasy and survival. Some teachers get stuck in the survival stage for the remainder of their careers. Some teachers progress on to the levels of mastery and impact, making a difference in the lives of the students they teach. These teachers are identified as being efficient and effective teachers - they know what to do and they do it well. This program outlines research that identifies the three characteristics of an effective teacher; by choosing to build upon and refine these characteri [...]
Online
1995
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Discipline and Procedures [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

This classic video lecture by acclaimed educator, author, and lecturer Harry K. Wong outlines how to have a well-managed classroom. Dr. Wong discusses how effective teachers have positive expectations for student learning and success. They manage their classrooms through procedures, routines, and a well-developed discipline plan. Discipline deals with behavior - how we want students to act. Discipline plans have consequences, punishments, and rewards. They are designed to stop students from misbehaving by setting and maintaining limits. Procedures deal with how we want students to do certain things. Procedures are designed to keep students on task and doing their work. Continually rehearsed procedures become automatic routines that make the class feel comfortable. It makes the class [...]
Online
1995