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From Here to Self-Esteem [electronic resource]: Road Map for Parents of Young Children

Kids who have high self-esteem feel confident, adjust to change more easily, learn how to interact with others, and are less likely to abuse drugs. This program presents ten specific ways in which parents can build self-esteem in their children through everyday interactions such as responding to a baby's emotional needs, helping a child solve his or her own problems, encouraging independence, and promoting creativity.
Online
2006; 1996
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Everyday Goals [electronic resource]

Living life without a goal is like taking a trip without selecting a destination. This program explains the difference between goals and dreams; distinguishes between short- and long-term goals as well as personal, physical, financial, academic, and career goals; and offers strategies for achieving them. The importance of putting goals in writing, setting a timetable, staying focused, and being flexible is stressed.
Online
2005; 2000
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Everyday Self-Esteem [electronic resource]

This program thoroughly describes the concept of self-esteem: what it is, where it comes from, and how to build it, maintain it, and protect it. The power of positive thinking, the importance of a supportive home environment, and the harmful effects of advertising are considered, along with the negative impact of a poor attitude, destructive comments, and unrealistic thoughts of one's own worth.
Online
2005; 2000
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Learning Essential Skills [electronic resource]

Working together, administrators, principals, and teachers can give priority to the essential skills children must develop in order to succeed. This program presents the value of a no-nonsense approach to teaching. By maximizing learning time, by structuring curriculums so that mastery of academic content is required to proceed, and by quickly providing extra assistance for students having difficulty, the processes of both teaching and learning can be greatly enhanced.
Online
2005; 1993
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Monitoring Student Progress [electronic resource]

Frequent and regular assessment of student progress is an effective method for driving schools towards equity and academic excellence. This program focuses on how student assessment data can be used to evaluate and improve instructional priorities and strategies, to communicate high expectations, and to involve parents and the community in a school's efforts.
Online
2005; 1993
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Classroom Discipline [electronic resource]

A common error made by new teachers is attempting to impose authority on a classroom rather than encouraging students to manage themselves. In this program, acclaimed presenter Dr. Richard Curwin and noted educator and school psychologist Dr. Allen Mendler argue that students can develop internal controls and self-responsibility when teachers alter their traditionally adversarial classroom role. Drs. Curwin and Mendler are also cofounders of Discipline Associates and coauthors of Discipline with Dignity, Taking Charge in the Classroom, and The Discipline Book: A Complete Guide to School and Classroom Management.
Online
2005; 1991
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Parent Involvement [electronic resource]

The battle to promote academic success cannot be won solely by administrators, principals, and teachers. This program examines how parents can become a driving force for school reform by increasing their involvement in their children's instruction both at school and at home-and why it is imperative for parents to communicate with schools on a continuing basis about their children's progress, discipline, and achievements.
Online
2005; 1993
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Managing the Difficult Group [electronic resource]

Every teacher has been there-staring in the face of a difficult student or group of students threatening to thwart the progress of the day's lesson. But how can the teacher handle the conflict in a way that benefits everyone? Frustrated back-and-forth shouting between teacher and student should not and does not have to take place in the classroom. This program suggests practical classroom management strategies which are designed to help difficult students learn more successfully. It also examines why some students are disruptive and provides educators with specific techniques to prevent disruptive behavior.
Online
2006; 2004
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Taming Student Anger [electronic resource]

This program explores the subject of anger from the student point of view while presenting some strategies for managing it. Dramatizations of school-oriented confrontations, candid interviews with children and teenagers, and insightful commentary by psychologists, a youth counselor, and a social worker serve as windows into a disruptive and potentially destructive emotion. Issues such as the effects of media role models on the development of antisocial coping mechanisms are addressed, and a group therapy session is documented.
Online
2005; 1998
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Real Life Teens [electronic resource]: Staying Focused

With crowded classrooms and outside influences, many teens have problems staying on task. This program discusses how to stay focused. Subjects covered include the positive effects of staying focused; the negative effects of not staying focused; ways to stay focused; bad habits; good habits; setting goals; scheduling; various distractions; and ways to make it easier to focus. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act.
Online
2010; 2003
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Maria Montessori [electronic resource]: Her Life and Legacy

Born more than 25 years before Piaget or Vygotsky, Maria Montessori understood the constructivistic nature of all learning. Montessori's conception of the changing roles the classroom environment and teacher should play for students of various ages is presented in this program through carefully shot film of toddler, preschool, elementary school, and secondary school classes at work in accredited Montessori schools. Students will also learn about Dr. Montessori's own dramatic life through archival visuals and will be challenged to consider what they think are the components of exemplary educational practice.
Online
2004
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Expect the Best [electronic resource]

To have a shot at college, students must first believe they can get into college. This program shows the positive things that can happen when the dream of a college education is nurtured in classrooms and communities where expectations previously had been low. By spotlighting innovative approaches for motivating and teaching children-from the Upward Bound initiative in Cleveland that can only serve a few students, to GEAR UP's creation of a college-going culture in a Latino community in Texas, to the efforts of Project GRAD in Atlanta to get all 8th-graders ready to succeed in high school and then in college-the video documents both the rewards of expecting the best and the challenges communities face to ensure that their schools serve all students.
Online
2004
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The Hobart Shakespeareans [electronic resource]: A Case Study in Exceptional Teaching

"There are no shortcuts," says the banner at the front of Rafe Esquith's fifth-grade classroom. Most of Esquith's students come from low-income Mexican and Korean households in the neighborhood surrounding Hobart Boulevard Elementary, in Central Los Angeles - and his warning about shortcuts applies not just to young learners but to lazy teachers who can't see a future for marginalized children. Esquith is so committed to his mission that he transforms his class into a yearlong adventure - empowering the kids to perform Hamlet and undergo countless other out-of-the-box experiences while still excelling on standardized tests. Filmed over several months among the Hobart Shakespeareans, as Esquith's pupils have come to be known, this documentary explores their learning process and Esquit [...]
Online
2005
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A Garden in the City [electronic resource]: Unifying the School Community

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Preschool teacher Judy Fix works with parents, colleagues, and the community to build an outdoor learning center. Judy uses her schoolyard laboratory for student exploration and the study of ecology. Over the course of a year, Judy's growth as a teacher parallels that of her students and the garden is used as an educational resource by more teachers.
Online
1996
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Understanding Underachievers [electronic resource]

Underachievement: a persistent discrepancy between a student's perceived ability and academic performance. This program examines the root causes of this problem, its early warning signs, and the curricular impact of mistakenly assessing it as a learning disability or as ADHD. Constructive communication strategies teachers and parents can use to investigate indications of underachievement are suggested.
Online
2005; 2000
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Inventing the Future [electronic resource]: K-16 Connection in Science

In spite of a growing dependence on technology, studies show that as students move through grade levels they become progressively less interested in the sciences. This program illustrates how teachers can use inquiry-based learning, a powerful teaching method, to motivate students to deepen their understanding about the world around them. Students tackle problems and ask questions instead of simply memorizing concepts in the abstract. What makes this video unique is that it shows teachers using this approach in their classes across grade levels, from kindergarten to college.
Online
2005; 2001
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Making Schools Work [electronic resource]: Michael Feinberg on the KIPP Model

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a network of free open-enrollment college-preparatory public schools in under-resourced communities throughout the United States. In this interview, KIPP co-developer Michael Feinberg joins Hedrick Smith to discuss the program-a reform initiative created as a model for middle school reform, starting in fifth grade. The purpose of KIPP? "To provide kids with the academic, intellectual, and character skills they need to succeed in high school, college, and the competitive world beyond," says Mr. Feinberg.
Online
2006; 2005
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Making Schools Work [electronic resource]: Gene Bottoms on High Schools That Work

High Schools That Work is the nation's first large-scale effort to unite educational stakeholders at all levels with the objective of re-engaging what some have called the forgotten majority in U.S. high schools. In this interview, founding director Gene Bottoms, Ed.D., talks with Hedrick Smith about the HSTW program in general and Corbin High School, Kentucky-an exemplary case study-in particular. "If you can help youngsters to begin to connect to a goal beyond high school, and they can begin to connect the courses they're taking to that goal, you have a youth going someplace," says Dr. Bottoms.
Online
2006; 2005
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Psychology Media Suite [electronic resource]

The Psychology Media Suite will add a dynamic new dimension to any college, Advanced Placement, or high school psychology course. Comprising more than 120 video clips and other media, the Suite is a blend of documentary segments illustrating foundational psychology concepts and principles, reports on cutting-edge research in psychology, and Active Teaching Modules designed to enable instructors to re-create studies such as the Asch Conformity Experiment and the Stroop test, conduct psychology experiments on selective attention and eyewitness memory, and more-right in the classroom! Subject areas include: * Introduction to the Field of Psychology * Learning * Brain Neurology * Sensation and Perception * Attention/Consciousness * Emotions, Stress, and Health * Language and Intellige [...]
Online
2010; 2008
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No Child Left Behind [electronic resource]: Case of City Springs

Originally titled The Battle of City Springs, this fascinating case study profiles City Springs Elementary-a Baltimore school nearly closed by the State of Maryland until it implemented a rigorous teaching method known as Direct Instruction. Filmed over an entire year, the film documents the progress made by City Springs students as they struggle to build reading and math skills-and their teachers struggle to make D.I. more than a theoretical concept. Although the year is filled with constant setbacks and challenges, including wearisome discipline problems and a demoralizing case of vandalism, the video culminates in statewide exam results that heavily favor City Springs' new strategy.
Online
2006; 2000