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Education (K-12) Videos
in the College of DuPage Library

Subject List

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-A- African Americans--Education

-C- Charter Schools | Children with Disabilities | Classroom Environment Classroom Management | College Preparation Programs Comparative Education | Computers

-D- Discrimination in Education | Dress Codes | Drug Abuse Prevention

-E- Education and State | Education, Elementary | Education--History | Education, Humanistic | Education--Parent Participation | Education--Philosophy | Education--Vocational Guidance | Educational Change | Educational Equalization | Educational Evaluation Educational Tests and Measurements | Educational Vouchers

-H- Home Schooling | Homosexuality

-I- Inclusive Education

-L- Learning Disabilities | Learning, Psychology of | Learning Strategies | Learning Styles

-M- Mainstreaming | Mentoring | Montessori Method of Education | Moral Education | Motivation in Education Multicultural Education

-N- National Teacher Examinations

-P- Parent-Teacher Relationships | Peer Pressure | Piaget, Jean | Play | Promotion (School) | Public Schools

-R- Reading | Religion in the Public Schools

-S- School Boards | School Choice | School Integration | School Reports | School Violence | Special Education | Storytelling

-T- Teacher-Student Relationships | Teaching

-U- Urban Schools

-W- Waldorf Method of Education | Women--Education


 

African Americans--Education

The Jeanes Supervisors : striving to educate.
Atlanta, GA : Breaking New Ground Productions, c1994.
(58 min.)
Discusses the work of the Fund for Rudimentary Schools for Southern Negroes created by Anna T. Jeanes in 1907. A group of African-American master teachers, the Jeanes Supervisors, visited one-room schools in rural areas, working to improve the schools as well as to affect health, political, and social issues that impacted them.
SUBJECT African Americans -- Education -- Southern States -- History.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC2741 .J4 1994.

Jesse Jackson and Carolyn Shelton: pushing for excellence.
N.Y.C. [i.e. New York] : BFA Educational Media, c1978.
(16 min..) : 1 teacher's guide.
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Carolyn Shelton, a young black stewardess, are seen in situations with young black students, parents and teachers, helping minorities to gain a new sense of pride and
determination to transform their schools, careers and lives.
SUBJECTS Jackson, Jesse, 1941-; Shelton, Carolyn; African Americans -- Education.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC2771 .J4 1995.

Charter Schools

Education: the right choice.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c2000.
(30 min.)
Examines how charter schools and voucher systems are providing alternative educational opportunities.
SUBJECT Alternative education -- United States; Charter schools -- United States; Privatization in education -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB2806.36 .E48

Education's big gamble: charter schools.
Columbia, SC : South Carolina ETV, c1997.
(57 min.)
Presents the educational concept of the charter school, a public school that has been given freedom from bureaucratic control in return for promising both academic achievement and financial responsibility.
SUBJECT Charter schools -- United States; Privatization in education -- United States; Education, Elementary -- United States; Education, Secondary -- United States; School management and organization -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB2806.36 .E4 1998.

Cheating

Caught cheating.
ABC News, 2004.
(40 min.)
In a six-month invesigation, Primetime traveled to colleges and high schools across the United States to see how students are cheating and why.
SUBJECTS Cheating (Education); College students--Conduct of life; High school students--Conduct of life.
LOCATION General
LB 3609 .C38 2004

Children with Disabilities

The 3R's for special education: rights, resources and results.
Fair Haven, NJ : Edvantage Media, c1995.
(48 min.)
Guiding a child through the special education system is a critical process for not only the child, but parents and educators as well. Parents must make sound educational decisions, while educators need support to help parents make decisions. Together, their goal is to guide the child to success.
SUBJECTS Special education -- United States; Children with disabilities -- Education.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC4031 .T47 1995

All the special children.
Washington, D.C. : PBS Video [distributor], [1984, c1982]
(60 min.)
Dr. Leo Buscaglia narrates this documentary about children with physical, mental or learning disabilities. Dr. Buscaglia emphasizes the tremendous potential these children have and how it can be realized through appropriate education and the help of an informed community.
SUBJECTS Children with disabilities -- Education; Developmentally disabled children -- Education; Children with mental disabilities -- Education; Slow learning children.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC 4015 .A5 1984x

Beyond F.A.T. city: a look back, a look ahead.
PBS Video, c2005
(DVD, 90 min.)
Offers practical strategies and inspirational advice for teachers and parents of children with learning disabilities who constantly struggle with Frustration, Anxiety, and Tension (F.A.T.).
SUBJECTS Learning disabilities; Children with disabilities—Education
LOCATION Circulation Desk & General (2 copies)
CALL NO. LC 4704 .B496 2005

Collaborative planning: transforming theory into practice.
National Professional Resources, 2002
(30 min.)
Demonstrates strategies designed to assist schools with collaborative planning. Discusses differentiation of classroom instruction, identification of members' roles, and sharing of responsibility across the educational team.
SUBJECTS Inclusive education;Children with disabilities--Education
Circulation Desk
LC 1200 .C65 2002

Collaborative teaching: the co-teaching model.
National Professional Resources, 2002
(41 min.)
Building on the five essential components of collaborative planning, Villa reviews four basic models of co-teaching: supportive, complimentary, parallel split and team teaching. In addition to observing co-teaching models in actual classrooms, you will see Villa as he helps educators address the most common issues and concerns related to implementing collaborative teaching in their schools.
SUBJECTS Inclusive education; Teaching teams; Children with disabilities
Circulation Desk
LC 1200. C652 2002

Communication disorders: an introductory guide for teachers.
Insight Media, 2000
(39 min.)
This video presents the common characteristics of students with language disorders, speech disorders, voice disorders, or hearing impairment. It provides strategies that teachers can implement to improve the classroom learning experiences and communication skills of students with communication disorders.
General
LC 3973 .C66 2000

Going to school=Ir a la escuela.
Richard Cohen Films, 2001
(64 mins.)
A documentary film about empowering children with disabilities in Los Angeles. Breaks down barriers between special and regular students and speaks to the power of parents to make a difference through persistence and love.
SUBJECTS Mainstreaming in education; Children with disabilities-Education
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC 1202.C3 G655 2001

A new idea for special education: understanding the system and the new law.
Fair Haven, NJ : Edvantage Media, c1998.
(36 min.)
Helps parents and educators better understand the recent changes to the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (I.D.E.A.), the law governing special education.
SUBJECTS Special education -- Law and legislation -- United States; Children with disabilities -- Education -- Law and legislation --United States.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC4031 .N4 1998.

Sean's story : a lesson in life.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1994.
(45 min.)
Covers inclusion of handicapped children in the Baltimore County (Maryland) Public School system. Sean Beggs, an eight year old boy with downs syndrome, is followed through first grade in a public school in contrast to Bobby Shriver, also with downs syndrome, who stays in a special school.
SUBJECTS Mainstreaming in education -- Maryland; Children with disabilities -- Education -- Maryland; Down syndrome -- Maryland.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC4632.M3 S4 1994.

Special education.
CEV Multimedia, 2007?
(19 min.)
Discusses causes of disabilities, along with a review of the characteristics, capabilities and expectations for children with varying special needs including mental retardation, physical or neurological impairments, sensor defects, physical disabilities, communication limitations, learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders.
General
LC 4015 .S643 2007

Special people, special needs.
CEV Mulitmedia, 2000
(51 min.)
Discusses the various kinds of handicapped children in our society, dealing with instruction of the handicapped child, attention to their special needs, helping each one to adjust to other people, and helping other people to learn to adjust to the handicapped child.
General
LC 4015 . S6345 2000

Successfuly educating preschoolers with special needs.
Edvantage Media, 2003
(27 min.)
Describes the wonderful benefits of preschool for children with special needs. The special education services that preschoolers are entitled to are explained by experts in the field along with experienced parents. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that entitles children to special education and how the law applies to preschool is also covered.
Choosing a preschool -- The evaluation process into special education -- Preparing for school meetings -- Related services -- Transitioning to kindergarten
General
LC 3993.2 .S833 2003

Teaching lessons and learning lessons in the special ed classroom: changing minds, changing classrooms.
Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2002.
(26 min.)
Shares the experiences of special ed teacher, Hank Weddington from East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C. He explains how personal introspection, collaboration with other staff members, promoting trust, structuring the academic environment, instilling success, and developing teacher/student interdependence have transformed his classroom into a place
where students thrive.
SUBJECTS Special education; Special education teachers -- Training of; Children with disabilities -- Education.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC3965 .T423 2002

Winning strategies for inclusive classrooms.
National Professional Resources, 2009
(40 min.)
Examines teaching strategies for co-teaching and inclusive education with secondary school students with disabilities.
SUBJECTS Inclusive education; Students with disabilities
General
LC 1201 .W566 2009

Classroom Environment

Early career teacher's guide to success in the classroom.
MASTER Teacher; Clear Channel Entertainment Television, c2006.
7 videodiscs (ca. 20 min. each, 150 min. total)
Discusses how a good relationship between teacher and student will enhance the student's academic achievement as well as help to insure that the teacher is happier in the classroom.
Vol. 1. Doing the right things I: best practices in teaching -- Vol. 2. Doing the right things II: mastering the art of teaching -- Vol. 3. It's all about the kids: building strong student relationships Vol. 4. Visible results: academic standards and state assessment tests -- Vol. 5. Your partners at home: working with your students' parents -- Vol. 6. Join the team: growing your career and becoming a valued colleague -- Vol. 7. You're only human: maintaining your own health and well-being.
SUBJECTS: First year teachers--Training of; Classroom environment.
LOCATION: Circulation Desk
CALL NO.: LB2844.1 .N4 E275 2006

Classroom Management

Building a prevention strategy.
Beaverton, OR : Educational Productions, c1999.
2 videocassettes (27 min. ea.)
Shows three classrooms where identifying positive behaviors is the key strategy in keeping disruptions and conflicts to a minimum. Practice video contains exercises that help viewers try what they have learned.
SUBJECTS Classroom management; School discipline; Classroom environment; Teacher-student relationships.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB3013 .B85 1999.

Effective discipline strategies.
West Haven, CT : Distributed by NEA Professional Library, c1993, 1992.
(22 min.)
Explores a variety of disciplinary actions that can be applied inthe classroom for effective management.
SUBJECT School discipline; Classroom management.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3011 .E44 1993.

Establishing rules and consequences: step-by-step through week one.
InService Works, 2002
(28 min.)
Fourth grade teacher Emily Morrison explains how she begins each school year by establishing a few key classroom rules and procedures to ensure a successful school year.
General
L B 3013 .E883 2002

Managing the disruptive classroom: strategies for educators.
[Bloomington, Ind.] : The Agency, c1994.
(59 min.); 1 facilitator's guide
[Introduction] (3:00) -- pt. 1. Interview with Robert Wubbolding (20:00) -- pt. 2. Using reality therapy (14:00) -- pt. 3. Simulating interventions (17:00) -- pt. 4. Practicing interventions (5:00)
Presents Robert E. Wubbolding teaching the classroom management techniques developed by William Glasser, president of the Institute for Reality Therapy in Los Angeles, California.
SUBJECTS Reality therapy; Classroom management; School discipline.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013 .M89 1994.

Managing today's classroom.
Alexandria, VA : ASCD, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c1998.
3 videocassettes : 1 facilitator's guide .
Edison Elementary School in St. Joseph, MO, has the long term goal of developing the moral and intellectual autonomy of young children through fostering mutual respect between students and
teachers, promoting self-regulation by the children, and creating a sense of community within the classroom and the school. New Vista High School in Boulder, CO, an alternative school that students and their families choose, promotes learning by fostering mutual respect between students and educators, encouraging personal autonomy by involving students in the decision making process, and motivating students through an engaging curriculum.
NOTE 1. Elementary school (35 min.) -- 2. Secondary school (25 min.) -- 3. A parent's guide (20 min.)
SUBJECTS Classroom management; School management and organization.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013 .M35 1998.

Nurturing responsible behavior.
Beaverton, OR : Educational Productions, c1999.
2 videocassettes (27 min. ea.) : facilitator's guide and 1 viewer's guide
Illustrates the strategy of shifting responsibility, which is used by experienced teachers to challenge children to work out and solve problems on their own. Practice video contains exercises.
SUBJECTS Classroom management; School discipline; Classroom environment; Teacher-student relationships.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB3013 .N87 1999.

Organizing for success: step-by-step through day 1 and day 2.
InService Works, 2002
(38 min.)
Fourth grade teacher Emily Morrison presents practical ideas for setting up an enriching, positive classroom environment. She discusses how to empower students through structured choices, creative jobs and job charts, and a simple plan for regular and meaningful communication with parents.
General
LB 3013 .O743 2002

Planning for prevention.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1993.
(27 min.)
Shows ways teachers can stop problems in the classroom before they start, by careful planning, by clearly defining what is expected of students, and by establishing routines that make best use of classroom time. In interviews and segments from classes in session, elementary and secondary teachers explain and demonstrate expectations and initiating classroom procedures.
SUBJECTS Classroom management; Teaching; School discipline; School management and organization.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013 .P63 1993.

Responding to misbehavior.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, 1993.
(26 min.)
Examines various classroom disruptions and analyzes some techniques that enable the teacher to deal with misbehaving students without interrupting the class.
SUBJECTS Classroom management; School discipline; Teacher-student relationships.
LOCATION
CALL NO. LB3013 .R47 1993.

Succeeding as a teacher: effective management for positive student achievement.
Magna Systems, 2006
(3 videos, 112 min.)
This program and accompanying workshop manual will give beginning teachers the background and skills to become successful teachers. It will show how to plan and prepare meaning instruction; use instructional strategies that help al students; put into effect proven classroom management skills; and communicate and grow as a professional.
[Tape 1]. Planning instruction (27:47) -- [Tape 2]. Instruction for all students (28:41) -- [Tape 3]. Managing the learning environment (25:37)
SUBJECTS Teacher effectiveness; Classroom management; Teacher-student relationships.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO.: LB 1025.3 .S833 2006

Supporting transitions.
Educational Productions, 2000
(2 VHS, 50 min. each)
Describes how children experience transitions so that teachers may provide support and make these challenging moments easier. Practice video contains exercise.
General
LB 3013 .S86 2000

College Preparation Programs

The College Track: America's Sorting Machine.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2004.
3 videos (171 min.)
Considers the educational inequity that exists today in our country. Examines how low expectations and lack of rigorous preparation limit students' choices and hamper their chances for success. Illustrates innovative community and school programs designed to bridge gaps and break barriers to make a difference.
[v. 1.] Who's in, who's out (57 min.) -- [v. 2.] Expect the best (57 min.) -- [v. 3.] Get in, stay in (57 min.)
SUBJECTS College preparation programs; Universities and colleges--United States--Entrance requirements; Universities and colleges--United States--Admissions
LOCATION Circulation Desk
LB 2351.2 .C655 2004

Comparative Education

The Global roll call: the need for education.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004
(60 min. & 90 min.)
Examines gaps and voids in educational opportunities that keep many developing countries from advancing. Follows a group of children from around the world as they progress through life--and, on an uneven basis, through school.
[pt. 1]: Time for school: The Global Education Crisis (60 min.) -- [pt. 2]: Back to school: The Ongoing Struggle to Educate the World's Children (90 min.)
General
LB 43 .G563 2004

The heart of the nation.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1994.
(58 min.)
Explores the central values of Japan, Germany, and the U.S. and focuses on what drives each of these societies. America's hallmark is individualism; Japan's the pre-eminence of the group. In America, freedom and diversity are primary values; in Japan, conformity and a powerful sense of nationalism prevail. Germany stands between the two. Examines education as a metaphor for the contrasts in the three societies.
SUBJECT Comparative education; Education -- Japan; Education -- German; Education -- United States; Japan -- Economic conditions; Germany -- Economic conditions; United States -- Economic conditions.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB43 .H4 1994.

Computers

Digital divide: teachers, technology, and the classroom.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, [2000], c1999.
4 videocassettes (57 min. each).
[pt. 1.] Wired for what? [: the dividends of universal access] -- [pt. 2.] Fair play [: achieving gender equity in the digital age] -- [pt. 3.] Virtual equality [: the information revolutionand the inner city] -- [pt. 4.] Crossing the divide [: creatinga high-tech work force]
Four-part series examines the effects of technology in the classroom; how that technology is used; who has access to it, and who does not; and the price for being on the wrong side of
the digital divide. Each program analyzes the issues and initiatives surrounding the nation's drive to provide all students with a high-tech education, from the viewpoint of teachers, government officials, industry executives, leaders in the fight for techno-equality, and the students themselves.
SUBJECTS Education -- United States -- Data processing; Computer-assisted instruction -- Social aspects -- United States; Educational equalization -- United States; Computers and children.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC1087.2 .D574 2000

Discrimination in Education

A Class divided.
Washington, DC : PBS Video [distributor], c1985.
(58 min.)
Documents a reunion of Iowa teacher Jane Elliott and her third-grade class of 1970, subjects that year of an ABC News television documentary entitled: The eye of the storm. Shows how her experimental curriculum on the evils of discrimination had a lasting effect on the lives of the students.
SUBJECTS Discrimination in education -- Study and teaching (Elementary) --Iowa -- Evaluation; Elliott, Jane; Eye of the storm (Motion picture)
ALT TITLE Also known as: Blue-eyed experiment.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC 212.22 .I8 C52 1985

Dress Codes

Student dress codes : a ban on self-expression.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1994.
(33 min.)
Explores teachers' and school administrators' opinions on dress codes and the common student response that the codes limitself-expression.
SUBJECTS Dress codes -- United States; School discipline -- United States; School children -- United States -- Uniforms; School management and organization -- United States; School children -- United States -- Uniforms -- Attitudes.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3024 .S88 1994.

Drug Abuse Prevention

Safer schools: helping students resist drugs.
Washington, DC : National Education Association, [2000]
(1:12 mins.) : 1 discussion guide
Examines two schools with innovative after-school programs to help students avoid the pressure to smoke, drink, use drugs and engage in other high-risk behaviors. Discusses the link between
substance abuse and violence.
SUBJECTS Drug abuse -- Prevention; Youth -- Drug use; Youth -- Substance use; School violence -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013.3 .S3 pt.5 2000.

Education and State

Federalism, the national government versus the states.
Wilmette, IL : Films Inc., 1984.
(60 min.)
SERIES The Constitution, that delicate balance ; 13.
In this introductory level political science telecourse filmed in Philadelphia's Congress Hall, Columbia University Law School professor Lewis Kaden moderates a debate among a panel of
federal and state officials, educators, lawyers, and judges on the topic of federalism as it relates to educational issues. The panel focuses specifically on access to public school buildings by the handicapped and federal control of school curricula.
SUBJECTS Education and state -- United States; Public schools -- United States -- Buildings -- Barrier-free design.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC89 .F4 1984x.

Education, Elementary

To Be and To Have.
New Yorker Video, 2004.
(104 mins.)
DVD & Video
French with English subtitles
At the center of this intimate and touching story is Georges Lopez - a remarkably devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11 in all their school subjects and life's lessons. Demonstrates how a teacher, if well trained, dedicated and sensitive to a child's educational and emotional needs, can hugely influence a generation of children at their most critical time of development.
SUBJECTS Male elementary teachers--France; School children--France; Elementary school teaching--France.
LOCATION General
LB2832.4.F8 E87 2004

Education--History

Education.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c2000.
(53 min)
Traces the evolution of education through the ages, from oral traditions to its role in today's ever-changing society, where the need to learn new job skills is a constant necessity.
SUBJECT Education -- History.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LA11 .E48 2000.

School, the story of American public education.
Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c2001.
4 videocasettes (55 min. ea.) : col. ; 1/2 in.
[Episode 1.] The Common school, 1770-1890 -- [episode 2.] As American as public school, 1900-1950 -- [episode 3] A struggle for educational equity, 1950-1980 -- [episode 4.] The bottom
line in education, 1980 to the present.
Traces the history of schools from the common system of tax-supported schools launched by Thomas Jefferson and championed by Noah Webster and Horace Mann to a present day wave of
education reform, including vouchers, charter schools and privatization. Born out of conflict, innovation and experimentation, the American system of pubic schools is one ofthe nation's most significant and still unfinished achievements.
SUBJECTS Education -- United States -- History; Public schools -- United States -- History.
LOCATION Circulation Desk + Internet
CALL NO. LA212 .S356 2001.

Education, Humanistic

Tomorrow's children: partnership education in action.
Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, c2001.
(35 min.)
Partnership and dominator models -- Three components of partnership education (process, content and structure) -- The partnership learning tapestry -- The future of education.
A blueprint for K-12 education, featuring an interview with Riane Eisler, and other educators.
SUBJECTS Education, Humanistic -- United States; Critical pedagogy -- United States; Affective education -- United States; Educational change -- United States.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC1023 .T67 2001.

Education--Parent Participation

Monitoring student progress.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1999.
(18 min.)
"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"--Container label.
SUBJECTS Students -- Rating of -- United States; Educational tests and measurements -- United States; Education -- Parent participation -- United States; Parent-teacher relationships; School management and organization.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1131 .M6 1999.

Education--Philosophy

A Touch of greatness
First Run Features, c2004
(54 min.)
A Touch of Greatness is a feature-length documentary film focusing on the extraordinary work of Albert Cullum, an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and a pioneer in American education. Championing an unorthodox educational philosophy, Cullum regularly taught his elementary school children literary masterpieces, most notably the works of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Shaw. Combining interviews with Cullum and his former students with stunning archival footage filmed by director Robert Downey, Sr., the film documents the extraordinary work of this maverick public school teacher who embraced creativity, motivation and self-esteem in the classroom through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play.
SUBJECTS: Education—Philosophy; Elementary School Teachers—Case Studies.
LOCATION: General
CALL NO.: LB 875. C852 2004

Education--Vocational Guidance

Education.
Monmouth Junction, NJ : Cambridge Educational, c2002.
(18 min.)
Presents information about four occupations in the education field: elementary teachers, teacher's aides, administrators, and librarians. People working in these jobs discuss their
responsibilities and what each position requires in terms of training and academic credentials.
SUBJECTS Education -- Vocational guidance; Teaching -- Vocational guidance; Teachers' assistants -- Vocational guidance; School administrators -- Vocational guidance; Librarians -- Vocational guidance.
LOCATION College/Car Info Center
CALL NO. LB1775 .E48 2002.

Educational Change

In schools we trust.
Columbia, S.C. : Learning Matters, Inc., c1996.
(57 min.)
Examines 150 years of arguments for school reform.
SUBJECTS Public schools -- United States -- History; Educational change -- United States -- History.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LA212 .I5 1998.

School sleuth: the case of an excellent school.
New York, NY : PBS, c2002
(56 min.) DVD
Private Detective Merrow explores five aspects of public schools: safety, the curriculum, the physical environment, the adults in the building, and the school's sense of community. Examines 25 practical measures of educational excellence beyond multiple choice test scores.
SUBJECTS Public schools; Educational change
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LA217.2 .S34 2002

Educational Equalization

Digital divide: teachers, technology, and the classroom.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, [2000], c1999.
4 videocassettes (57 min. each).
[pt. 1.] Wired for what? [: the dividends of universal access] -- [pt. 2.] Fair play [: achieving gender equity in the digital age] -- [pt. 3.] Virtual equality [: the information revolutionand the inner city] -- [pt. 4.] Crossing the divide [: creatinga high-tech work force]
Four-part series examines the effects of technology in the classroom; how that technology is used; who has access to it, and who does not; and the price for being on the wrong side of
the digital divide. Each program analyzes the issues and initiatives surrounding the nation's drive to provide all students with a high-tech education, from the viewpoint of teachers, government officials, industry executives, leaders in the fight for techno-equality, and the students themselves.
SUBJECTS Education -- United States -- Data processing; Computer-assisted instruction -- Social aspects -- United States; Educational equalization -- United States; Computers and children.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC1087.2 .D574 2000.

Shortchanging girls, shortchanging America.
Washington, D.C. : American Association of University Women, c1991.
(19 min.)
Stresses promotion of self-esteem in female students and encouragement in math and science studies.
SUBJECTS Women -- Education -- United States; Educational equalization; Students -- Self-rating of;
Mathematics -- Vocational guidance; Science -- Vocational guidance.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC1752 .S46 1991.

Title IX and women in sports.
[United States] : distributed by PBS Home Video, c1999.
(60 min.) .
Athletic programs at several schools are in disarray in the wake of Title IX, which is designed to insure that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded fromparticipation in or be denied benefits of any education programor activity receiving federal financial assistance. Broadcaster and columnist Larry Elder speaks with athletes, coaches, educators, federal officials, civil rights activists and others to find out what seems to have gone wrong and how to fix it.
SUBJECTS Educational equalization -- Law and legislation -- United States; Women athletes -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States; Sex discrimination in sports -- United States; Sex discrimination against women -- United States; College sports -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC213.2 .T57 1999

Educational Evaluation

Alternative assessment.
West Haven, CT : Distributed by NEA Professional Library, c1992.
(ca. 22 min)
Focuses on getting children to produce knowledge on their own and letting students judge each other.
SUBJECTS Educational evaluation; Educational tests and measurements.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB2822.75 .A5 1992

Educational Tests and Measurements

Beyond the standards movement: defending quality education in an age of test scores : it's not about "how well" students are doing-- it's about "what" they are doing Good practices in the classroom.
National Professional Resources, 2000
(40 min.)
Offers a powerful argument against the obsession with standardized tests and the tendency to place so much emphasis on student performance that the process of learning becomes endangered.
General
LB 3060.83 .B496 2000

Good practices in the classroom.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, 1997, c1994.
(30 min.)
Surveys alternative assessment practices. Experts discuss the importance of portfolio assessment to the evaluation process, how this and other innovative methods work, and what factors to keep in mind when assessing the whole student.
SUBJECTS Educational tests and measurements -- Evaluation; Educational evaluation.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3051 .G6 1997

Integrating instruction & assessment.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, [1992], c1991.
(42 min.) : 1 guide.
Explores the nature of authentic assessment and its impact on curriculum and instruction, identifies the economic and political pressures for accountability, and highlights alternative assessment strategies and tools.
SUBJECTS Educational tests and measurements; Cognition in children; Teaching.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB3051 .I494 1992x.

Monitoring student progress.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1999.
(18 min.)
"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"--Container label.
SUBJECTS Students -- Rating of -- United States; Educational tests and measurements -- United States; Education -- Parent participation -- United States; Parent-teacher relationships; School management and organization.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB1131 .M6 1999.

Standardized tests: assessing the price of failure.
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003.
(21 min.)
Explores the ramifications of high-stakes advancement and exit exams--tests that are being used to measure schools' effectiveness, to allocate funding, and to shape the future of the nation's children.
SUBJECTS Achievement Tests; Educational Tests & Measurements.
LOCATION: General
CALL NO.: LB 3060.3 .S73 2003

Educational Vouchers

The battle over school.
[Alexandria, VA] : PBS Video, 2000.
(60 min)
Examines the impact of school choice on the United States.
SUBJECT School choice -- United States; Educational vouchers -- United States.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB1027.9 .B388 2000.

Home Schooling

Education: there's no place like home.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c2000.
(30 min.)
Examines the homeschooling phenomenon with the director of the Center for Home Schooling, two pairs of parent-teachers, and two college students who were homeschooled.
SUBJECT Home schooling -- United States; Alternative education -- United States.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC45.4 .E4 2000.

Homosexuality

It's elementary : talking about gay issues in school.
San Francisco, CA : Women's Educational Media, c1996.
(77 min., 35 sec.)
An exploration of what happens when experienced teachers talk to their students about lesbians and gay men. Students are asked to consider issues related to homosexuality at six elementary and middle schools. Presents footage of classroom activities and discussions with students exploring questions and issues presented to them by teachers and guest lecturers who come into
their classes. Discusses school-wide presentations, activity-days, and how these events affect faculty, parents and teachers.
SUBJECT Homosexuality and education -- United States.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC192.6 .I87 1996

Youth outloud: a film addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in our schools.
Sun & Moon Vision Productions, 2000
(46 min.)
Chronicles the real life stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in high school and highlights the youth activism that initiates change from local school districts to state and federal laws.
General
LC 2575 .Y688 2000

Inclusive Education

Collaborative planning: transforming theory into practice.
National Professional Resources, 2002
(30 min.)
Demonstrates strategies designed to assist schools with collaborative planning. Discusses differentiation of classroom instruction, identification of members' roles, and sharing of responsibility across the educational team.
SUBJECTS Inclusive education;Children with disabilities--Education
Circulation Desk
LC 1200 .C65 2002

Collaborative teaching: the co-teaching model.
National Professional Resources, 2002
(41 min.)
Building on the five essential components of collaborative planning, Villa reviews four basic models of co-teaching: supportive, complimentary, parallel split and team teaching. In addition to observing co-teaching models in actual classrooms, you will see Villa as he helps educators address the most common issues and concerns related to implementing collaborative teaching in their schools.
SUBJECTS Inclusive education; Teaching teams; Children with disabilities
Circulation Desk
LC 1200. C652 2002

Successfuly educating preschoolers with special needs.
Edvantage Media, 2003
(27 min.)
Describes the wonderful benefits of preschool for children with special needs. The special education services that preschoolers are entitled to are explained by experts in the field along with experienced parents. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that entitles children to special education and how the law applies to preschool is also covered.
Choosing a preschool -- The evaluation process into special education -- Preparing for school meetings -- Related services -- Transitioning to kindergarten
General
LC 3993.2 .S833 2003

Through the same door: inclusion includes college.
Dance of Partnership, 2006
(25 min.)
This inspiring film documents how one young man, Micah Fialka-Feldman, with cognitive disabilities went to college, demonstrating fully inclusive education by and his desire for a life without boundaries.
General
LC 4818.38 .T476 2006

Winning strategies for inclusive classrooms.
National Professional Resources, 2009
(40 min.)
Examines teaching strategies for co-teaching and inclusive education with secondary school students with disabilities.
SUBJECTS Inclusive education; Students with disabilities
General
LC 1201 .W566 2009

Learning Disabilities

ADHD and LD: powerful teaching strategies and accommodations.
National Professional Resources, Inc., c2008
(55 min.)
Presents proven and effective strategies and accommodations to help students with ADHD, learning disabilities and other related disorders become successful in classroom settings.
General
LC 4713 .2 .A343 2008

Beyond F.A.T. city: a look back, a look ahead.
PBS Video, c2005
(DVD, 90 min.)
Offers practical strategies and inspirational advice for teachers and parents of children with learning disabilities who constantly struggle with Frustration, Anxiety, and Tension (F.A.T.).
SUBJECTS Learning disabilities; Children with disabilities—Education
LOCATION Circulation Desk & General
CALL NO. LC 4704 .B496 2005

A celebration of differences.
Northbrook, IL : Ceil Rothbart & Associates/Video Efx, c1999
(23 mins.)
Individuals with learning differences possess unique strengths. In this video, children and adults discuss their academic struggles, the empowerment that comes from understanding their issues and the determination that enables them to address life's continuing challenges. The voices in this video will inspire and reassure children, adults and their families that life is full of wonderful opportunities and experiences for those who refuse to let themselves be defined by a label."--
SUBJECT Learning disabilities.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. RJ496 .L4 C45 1999

How difficult can this be? : understanding learning disabilities : frustration, anxiety, tension, the F.A.T. city workshop.
(70 min.)
A group experiences life the way a learning disabled student does and learns methods of teaching and helping such students.
SUBJECT Learning disabilities.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC4704 .H6 1989x.

Inside dyslexia.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2007
(57 min.)
This program follows three dyslexic students in middle school and high school in New York City for two years.
General
LB 1050.5 .I565 2007

Last one picked-- first one picked on.
Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, c1994.
(68 min.); 1 teachers guide
Children with learning disabilities often find themselves isolated from this valued world of friendship. Their impulsive, immature, and unpredictable behavior often results in social isolation and rejection. Their behavior is often misunderstood and misinterpreted by peers and adults. Although they often receive assistance and empathy for their academic problems, their lack of social competence is viewed as willful and negative.
SUBJECTS Learning disabled children; Social skills in children.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC 4704 .L3 1994

Misunderstood minds: searching for success in school.
WGBH Boston Video, 2004
(90 min.)
Follows the compelling personal stories of five children and their families, struggling with learning differences. As the children receive help they are able to gain strategies and solutions that lead toward success both in and out of the classroom.
General
LC 4704 .M578 2004

We're not stupid : living with a learning difference.
Dallas, Tex. : Program Development Associates, [distributor], c1998.
(14 min.)
Young people share about their experience of dealing with learning disabilities.
SUBJECT Learning disabled youth -- United States -- Case studies.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC4705 .W47 1998.

When the chips are down.
[Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Video, [1997], c1996.
(62 min.)
Richard Lavoie offers practical advice on dealing with behavioral problems quickly and effectively. He shows how preventive discipline can anticipate many problems and how teachers and parents can create a stable, predictable environment in which children with learning disabilities can flourish.
SUBJECTS Learning disabled children -- Behavior modification; Discipline of children.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC4704 .W4 1997.

Learning, Psychology of

Accommodating different learning styles.
Films for the Humnaites & Sciences, 2004
(30 min.)
Guide to teachers for recognizing their students' styles of acquiring and working with information: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Discusses observation techniques used by visual learners; the hearing and repetition procedures by auditory learners, and the hands-on approach of kinesthetic learners. Identifies ways educators can plan and implement strategies that will best meet the students' learning style.
General
LB 1060 .A336 2004

Classical and operant conditioning.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1996
(56 min.)
Presents theories of learning from the behaviorist viewpoint through explanations of classical and operant conditioning. Includes footage of laboratory experiments and examples from everyday life.
SUBJECTS Classical conditioning; Operant conditioning; Learning, psychology of
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. BF319 .C53 1996

Further approaches to learning.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1996.
(57 min.)
Explores alternative approaches and explanations of learning. Emphasizes the recent move towards a Cognitive Theory of Learning and examines the current research in the area. Includes archival film featuring B.F. Skinner and Dr. Robert Epstein, who demonstrated apparent "insight" learning in pigeons using behaviorist techniques.
SUBJECTS Learning; Cognitive learning; Learning, Psychology of; Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-; Epstein, Robert.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB1060 .F87 1996

How we learn: challenges & rewards.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2007
DVD , 52 mins.
Explores the emotional and neurological side of learning, explaining how the brain processes and stores experiences and prepares for future decision-making.
SUBJECTS: Learning; Brain; Human Behavior
LOCATION General
BF 318 .H69 2007

Learning.
[Los Angeles, Calif.] : CRM Productions [distributor], 1971.
(31 min.)
Shows experiments in learning. B. F. Skinner and Richard Malott deal with operant conditioning. Nathan Azrin demonstrates aversive conditioning. Jack Hailman deals with sign-stimuli, and G. P. Baerends demonstrates super-normal conditioning. Explains the work of David McClelland on motivation training, and the work of Lewis Lipsitt on infant learning.
SUBJECTS
Motivation in education; Learning, Psychology of.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB 1065 .L35.

Learning in context: probing the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2000
(31 min.)
Presents recent work by developmental psychologists that emphasizes the influence of contextual factors in learning and performance.
SUBJECT Learning; Experiential learning; Active learning; Context effects (psychology)
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO.: BF 318 .L43 2000

Piaget's developmental theory: an overview.
Davis, Calif. : Davidson Films, c1989 (Alpha Video)
(27 min.).
Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with newly shot footage of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. Serves as an introduction to Piaget's work.
SUBJECTS Piaget, Jean, 1896-; Child psychology; Learning, Psychology of.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB1051 .P5 1989x

Teaching to the brain.
West Haven, CT : Distributed by NEA Professional Library, 1994.
(22 min.)
Examines brain-based learning techniques. Explores how rich experiences in the classroom encourage the natural ability of the brain to learn. Demonstrates how researchers are using speech therapy techniques to help children with reading disabilities.
SUBJECTS Learning, Psychology of; Cognition in children.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1060 .T42 1994

Using what we know: applying Piaget's developmental theory in primary classrooms.
Davis, Calif. : Distributed by Davidson Films, c1991.
(ca. 34 min.)
Shows three teachers working with their classes. Linda Wiezorek has a multi-aged group that is shown performing their operetta about Humphrey, the whale. Margie Wong has a multi-cultural
class that is shown making number stories. Jeannette Amidon is shown teaching phonics to her class.
SUBJECTS Piaget, Jean, 1896-; Child psychology; Learning, Psychology of; Education, Primary -- United States.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB1511 .U8 1991.

Learning Strategies

Teaching the academically diverse classroom.
West Haven, CT : Distributed by NEA Professional Library, c1993.
(22 min.).
Demonstrates elementary classrooms which accommodate children with diverse learning styles, including mainstreaming of handicapped students.
SUBJECTS Learning strategies; Classroom environment; Mainstreaming in education.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB3061 .T36 1993.

Learning Styles

Accommodating different learning styles.
Films for the Humnaites & Sciences, 2004
(30 min.)
Guide to teachers for recognizing their students' styles of acquiring and working with information: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Discusses observation techniques used by visual learners; the hearing and repetition procedures by auditory learners, and the hands-on approach of kinesthetic learners. Identifies ways educators can plan and implement strategies that will best meet the students' learning style.
General
LB 1060 .A336 2004

Learning styles and the learning process.
[Livingstone, N.J.] : Inservice Video Network, c1991.
(32 min.)
Explains what learning styles are and how to use them with at-risk students.
SUBJECTS Learning; Learning strategies.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB1060 .L4 1991.

Mainstreaming

Early signals of distress.
Washington, DC : National Education Association, [2000]
(43 mins.); 1 discussion guide
Examines two school communities and their methods of dealing withdistress in children. Discusses the warning signs of distress, effective and comprehensive responses, the appropriate role of the schools and their employees, and methods used to avoid stigmatizing children who may be in trouble.
SUBJECTS School violence -- United States -- Prevention; Distress (Psychology)
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB3013.3 .S3 pt.3 2000.

Going to school=Ir a la escuela.
Richard Cohen Films, 2001
(64 mins.)
A documentary film about empowering children with disabilities in Los Angeles. Breaks down barriers between special and regular students and speaks to the power of parents to make a difference through persistence and love.
SUBJECTS Mainstreaming in education; Children with disabilities-Education
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC 1202.C3 G655 2001

LRE, a policy of inclusion.
[Fergus Falls, Minn.] : West Central Educational Cooperative Service Unit, [199-]
(23 min.)
Discusses the benefits of including handicapped with nonhandicapped children in preschool and elementary classrooms. Examines the issues from a family viewpoint and teacher/education viewpoint.
SUBJECTS Children with disabilities -- Education (Preschool) -- Minnesota; Children with disabilities -- Education (Elementary) --Minnesota; Mainstreaming in education -- Minnesota.
LOCATIONS General
CALL NO. LC4019.2 .L7 1992.

Sean's story : a lesson in life.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1994.
(45 min.)
Covers inclusion of handicapped children in the Baltimore County (Maryland) Public School system. Sean Beggs, an eight year old boy with downs syndrome, is followed through first grade in a public school in contrast to Bobby Shriver, also with downs syndrome, who stays in a special school.
SUBJECTS Mainstreaming in education -- Maryland; Children with disabilities -- Education -- Maryland; Down syndrome -- Maryland.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC4632.M3 S4 1994.

Teaching the academically diverse classroom.
West Haven, CT : Distributed by NEA Professional Library, c1993.
(22 min.).
Demonstrates elementary classrooms which accommodate children with diverse learning styles, including mainstreaming of handicapped students.
SUBJECTS Learning strategies; Classroom environment; Mainstreaming in education.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3061 .T36 1993.

Mentoring

Mentoring teachers to mastery: developing the skills of a master teacher.
Manhattan, KS : Master Teacher, Inc., 2000.
5 videocassettes (200 min.) : presenter's guides + activities.
Provides practical advice and strategies which both beginning and experienced teachers can use to enhance professional growth and classroom effectiveness.
NOTE tape 1. Conquering the first day, first week, and first month -- tape 2. Teaching for results -- tape 3. Ensuring students learn: practice, feedback, and assessment -- tape 4. Classroom management at its best -- tape 5. Being the best you can be.
SUBJECTS Mentoring in education -- United States; Teachers -- Training of -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1731.4 .M468 2000.

Montessori Method of Education

Maria Montessori, her life and legacy.
Davidson Films, c2004
(35 min.)
Building on the ideas she first developed in a day care center in the slums of Rome, Montessori developed a system of education that is in use today around the world.
General
LB 775.M8 M375 2004

Moral Education

The search for values.
[Columbia, S.C.] : South Carolina ETV, [1998?], c1993.
(57 min.)
Discusses attempts by public schools to teach values in the secondary school classroom. The program contrasts the situations in the Octorara Area School District in Pennsylvaniawhere the school board, in response to pressure from parents, removed all values-oriented courses and course content from the curriculum, with the Ben Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey where values instruction is aggressively incorporated into the curriculum. Also includes profiles of a peer counseling program at Morristown High School in Morristown, New Jersey where high school seniors are trained to help freshmen clarify their personal values, and of the
Sandfords of Dublin, New Hampshire who home school their children using a curriculum which incorporates the teaching of Christian values.
SUBJECTS Moral education -- United States; Social values -- Study and teaching (Secondary); High school students -- Conduct of life.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC311 .S4 1998.

Motivation in Education

The Motivation breakthrough.
PBS, 2008
( DVD , 90 mins.)
Educator Richard Lavoie draws on decades of teaching experience to demonstrate six basic motivational styles and strategies for inspiring the most withdrawn and reluctant student. In this lively workshop presentation for parents and teachers, based on his recent book The Motivation Breakthrough: Six Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child, Lavoie touches all the bases. He explains how to tap into an apathetic or learning-disabled student's secret need for prestige, power, praise, or reward.
SUBJECTS: Motivation in education
LOCATION: General
CALL NO.: LB 1065 .L3862 2008

Multicultural Education

Diversity in the elementary classroom: implications for teaching.
Alexandria, VA : National Association of Elementary School Principals ; Livingston, NJ : Instructivision, Inc., c1995.
(25 min.)
Discusses the transformation in American attitudes and education from the concept of "the melting pot" to that of "the salad bowl." Promotes the idea of cultural pluralism and explains the
roots of pluralism, how understanding diverse cultures can aid in interpreting behavior in the classroom, why curriculum should be inclusive, holistic and integrated, and the importance of diversity among staff.
SUBJECTS Multicultural education -- United States; Multiculturalism -- United States; Educational change -- United States; Educational equalization -- United States.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC1099.3 .D5 1995.

Effective strategies for learning and teaching about diversity in the U.S.A.
Western Illinois University, 2005
Dr. Adams presents a condensed version of a course that focuses on the exploration and evaluation of the structure of society as it impacts schooling in the United States.
Disc [1]. Lesson 1. Setting the stage ; Lesson 2. A social interaction model -- Disc [2]. Lesson 3. Identity development: racial/ethnic identity ; Lesson 4. Social class -- Disc [3]. Lesson 5. Gender ; Lesson 6. Native Americans -- Disc [4]. Lesson 7. African Americans ; Lesson 8. Latino Americans -- Disc [5]. Lesson 9. Voluntary vs. involuntary immigrants -- Lesson 10. Classroom challenges: issues and strategies
SUBJECTS Multicultural education--United States
LOCATION General
LC 1099.3 .E444 2005

I don't know where to start.
Educational Productions, 2002
(33 min.)
Shows how stressful entering school in a new culture can be for children and how it initially limits their ability to learn. Teaches strategies to help children feel welcome and safe by nurturing a sense of trust and belonging. Emphasizes creating a connection with children and families and building a community of acceptance within the classroom that validates all children.
Segments 1. Introduction -- segment 2. Create a connection -- segment 3. Build a community of acceptance
General
LC 1099.3 I2 2002

Multicultural education: will extremists destroy the dream?
New York, NY : Coalition on Higher Education, c1992.
(47 min.) .
Six distinguished panelists, who affirm the value of multicultural education, focus on the danger posed by extremists like Professor Leonard Jeffries who use Afrocentrism and other variants of multiculturalism to disseminate racial, ethnic, and religious bigotry. A resource for building bridges
between groups who have been polarized by demagogues.
SUBJECTS Multicultural education -- United States; Afrocentrism -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC1099.3 .M85 1992.

Parent-Teacher Relationships

Monitoring student progress.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, c1999.
(18 min.)
"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"--Container label.
SUBJECTS Students -- Rating of -- United States; Educational tests and measurements -- United States; Education -- Parent participation -- United States; Parent-teacher relationships; School management and organization.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB1131 .M6 1999.

Reporting student progress.
Alexandria, Va. : ASCD, c1996.
(60 min.) : 1 facilitator's guide
Shows how educators in the Edmonton Public Schools, Alberta, Canada are changing how they report student progress. Focuses on new approaches to report cards and examines other communication tools.
SUBJECTS Student records; School reports -- Alberta -- Edmonton; Parent-teacher relationships -- Alberta -- Edmonton.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB2845.7 .R4 1996.

Peer Pressure

The In crowd and social cruelty.
New York: ABC News Productions, 2002
(41 min.)
Discusses the development and pressures of social cliques and being popular or part of the "in crowd." Also discusses bullying in school, including monitoring and prevention. Includes teen interviews.
SUBJECTS Peer pressure in adolescence; Cliques (Sociology); Teenagers-Social Networks; Bullying
LOCATION General
CALL NO. HQ799.2 .P44 I53 2001

Piaget, Jean

Piaget's developmental theory: an overview.
Davis, Calif. : Davidson Films, c1989 (Alpha Video)
(27 min.).
Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with newly shot footage of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. Serves as an introduction to Piaget's work.
SUBJECTS Piaget, Jean, 1896-; Child psychology; Learning, Psychology of.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1051 .P5 1989x.

Using what we know: applying Piaget's developmental theory in primary classrooms.
Davis, Calif. : Distributed by Davidson Films, c1991.
(ca. 34 min.)
Shows three teachers working with their classes. Linda Wiezorek has a multi-aged group that is shown performing their operetta about Humphrey, the whale. Margie Wong has a multi-cultural
class that is shown making number stories. Jeannette Amidon is shown teaching phonics to her class.
SUBJECTS Piaget, Jean, 1896-; Child psychology; Learning, Psychology of; Education, Primary -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1511 .U8 1991.

Promotion (School)

Failing forward.
[Washington, D.C.] : Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project, [1998?]
(21 min.)
Examines the problem of social promotion, or passing unprepared students to the next grade, in American urban high schools.
SUBJECT Promotion (School)
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC3063 .F3 1998.

Public Schools

Only A Teacher.
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2001.
(3 videos, 165 mins.)
A look at the history of public school teaching in the United States, with emphasis on the role and impact of teachers. Includes a wealth of archival material and interviews with educators, historians, celebrities, and students.
(v. 1) A teacher affects etermnity (56 mins.) -- (v. 2) Those who can--teach (56 min.) -- (v. 3) Educating to end inequity (53 min.)
SUBJECTS Teachers; Teaching; Public Schools--United States---History.
LOCATION: Circulation Desk
CALL NO.: LB 1775.2 .O545 2001

Reading

Reading readiness.
K-Ready, 2002
(34 mins.)
Shows what is meant by 'to read' and 'learn how to read, ' including sound distinguishing, phonetic awareness, decoding and word recognition.
SUBJECTS Reading Readiness; Reading-Preschool; Reading-Parent Participation
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1050.43 .R43 2002

Teaching children to read.
Widmeyer Communications, 2002
(20 mins.)
Highlights the main points of the National Reading Panel's comprehensive report on reading instruction. Explains research-based findings through classroom applications with real students. Also contains clips of the Panel members explaining the rationale behind their conclusions.
SUBJECT Reading-United States
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB 1050 .N3342 2002

Religion in the Public Schools

God in the classroom.
A & E Television Networks, 2000
(50 min.)
The program discusses the history of the debate over the teaching of religion and prayer in public schools, including a discussion of the debate over teaching evolution and creationism.
SUBJECTS Religion in the public schools; Prayer in the public schools; Evolution--Study and teaching; Creationism--Study and teaching
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC 111 .G63 2000

School Boards

Inside school boards.
[S.l. : Learning Matters, 1992?]
(25 min.)
Recorded in San Francisco at the annual convention of the National School Boards Association. Shows the breadth of activities and ideas at the convention.
SUBJECT School boards -- United States -- Congresses.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB2831 .I6 1992

School Choice

The battle over school.
[Alexandria, VA] : PBS Video, 2000.
(60 min)
Examines the impact of school choice on the United States.
SUBJECT School choice -- United States; Educational vouchers -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1027.9 .B388 2000.

School Integration

Crisis at Central.
Stamford, CT : Lightning Video, 1985.
(120 min)
Examines the racial tensions at a high school in Little Rock as it is about to be desegrated by the U.S. Supreme Court order of 1957. Presents the story through the eyes of Elizabeth Huckaby,
Vice Principal at Central High.
SUBJECTS Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) -- History -- Drama; School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Drama.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC214.23.L56 C682 1985

Little Rock Central: 50 years later.
HBO Video, 2007
(70 minutes)
In 1957, Little Rock Central became a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement. African-American students were not allowed into the building. Film examines the racial equality, education, and class at the high school today.
SUBJECTS School integration--United States--History
LOCATION General
LC 214.23 .L56 L588 2007

School Reports

Reporting student progress.
Alexandria, Va. : ASCD, c1996.
(60 min.) : 1 facilitator's guide
Shows how educators in the Edmonton Public Schools, Alberta, Canada are changing how they report student progress. Focuses on new approaches to report cards and examines other communication tools.
SUBJECTS Student records; School reports -- Alberta -- Edmonton; Parent-teacher relationships -- Alberta -- Edmonton.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB2845.7 .R4 1996.

School Violence

Building a safe and responsive school climate.
National Education Association, 2000
(43 min.)
Presents a discussion of the need for the community to be involved in promoting a safe school climate.
General
LB 3013.3 .S3 pt. 2 2000

Bullied to death.
New York: A&E Home Video, 2000.
(50 min.)
Examines the "national epidemic" of bullying, which may drive children to violence against themselves or others, and which has played a role in recent schoolyard shootings across the U.S. Includes examinations of the case of a high school sophomore in Atlanta who committed suicide after years of being bullied at school, and the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado committed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who had been teased and taunted at school for years. Offers interviews with children who have been victims of bullying, and looks at a program which aims to prevent the destructive practice
SUBJECTS Bullying; School Violence.

LOCATION: General
CALL NO BF 637 .B85 2000

Columbine: understanding why.
New York : A&E Home Video : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, c2002.
(50 min.).
Members of the Threat Assessment Group (TAG) attempt to determine the factors that lead to the Columbine High School shootings.
SUBJECTS School shootings -- Colorado -- Littleton; Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.)
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013.3 .C65 2002.

Early signals of distress.
Washington, DC : National Education Association, [2000]
(43 mins.); 1 discussion guide
Examines two school communities and their methods of dealing with distress in children. Discusses the warning signs of distress, effective and comprehensive responses, the appropriate role of the schools and their employees, and methods used to avoid stigmatizing children who may be in trouble.
SUBJECTS School violence -- United States -- Prevention; Distress (Psychology)
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013.3 .S3 pt.3 2000.

Forging community alliances.
Washington, DC : National Education Association, [2000]
(44:15 min.) : 1 discussion guide
SERIES NEA safe schools now network ; episode 4.
School safety is best promoted when school managers know the local scene well. This program shows strong collaborations that have been forged between community and school in Mesa, Arizona and Buncombe County, North Carolina.
SUBJECTS School violence -- United States -- Prevention; Community and school -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013.3 .S3 pt.4 2000.

Reasons for hope.
Washington, DC : National Education Association, [2000]
(43:17 mins.) : 1 discussion guide
SERIES NEA safe schools now network ; episode 1.
Community members from Littleton, Colorado discuss their healing processes and their hopes for the future. Another school system in Columbia, South Carolina examines a school-community program called "Early Alliance" supporting young children, their families, and their teachers This segment examines the ways in which home, school and community can partner in teaching children to act and react in pro-social ways. Provides information on national trends in youth violence to help set a baseline of facts that will help separate myths from realities. In addition, presents an overview of factors to consider in developing school and community programs.
SUBJECT School violence -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013.3 .S3 pt.1 2000.

Safer schools: helping students resist drugs.
National Education Association, 2000
(1:12 min.)
Examines two schools with innovative after-school programs to help students avoid the pressure to smoke, drink, use drugs and engage in other high-risk behaviors. Discusses the link between substance abuse and violence.
General
LB 3013.3 .S3 pt. 5 2000

Teenagers under the gun.
A & E Home Video, 2002
(50 min.)
Explores reasons why children commit violence. Goes beyond the experts to talk to the teenagers themselves, including a girl convicted of first degree murder. They tell what they are afraid to say to their parents, teachers, and even their own friends. They expose their most painful and personal selves as they explain what is driving teens to commit horrible acts of violence.
SUBJECTS School violence--United States; Youth and violence
LOCATION General
CALL NO. HQ 796 .T446 2002

Violence-related stress : a guide for school staff.
Washington, DC : National Education Association, [2000]
(44:11 min.) : 1 discussion guide
A panel of experts discusses the importance of preparing a comprehensive plan for dealing with all kinds of traumatic events. School staff and community-based personnel share effective practices and programs to address violence-related stress. Concludes with six school staff who share personal experiences.
SUBJECTS School violence -- United States -- Prevention; Stress management; Public schools -- United States; School violence -- United States.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013.3 .S3 pt.6 2000.

Special Education

Emerging issues in special education.
Aquarius Health Care Video, 2001
(25 min.)
Special education professor and author Barbara Bateman and front-line professionals, including teachers (regular and special ed), parents, support staff and administrators discuss critical issues for today's special needs children. Issues include: excessive paperwork, parent power, standardized testing, disproportionate representation, computerized IEPs and more.
General
LC 3965 .E64 2001

Special education.
CEV Multimedia, 2007?
(19 min.)
Discusses causes of disabilities, along with a review of the characteristics, capabilities and expectations for children with varying special needs including mental retardation, physical or neurological impairments, sensor defects, physical disabilities, communication limitations, learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders.
General
LC 4015 .S643 2007

Teaching lessons and learning lessons in the special ed classroom: changing minds, changing classrooms.
Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2002.
(26 min.)
Shares the experiences of special ed teacher, Hank Weddington from East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville, N.C. He explains how personal introspection, collaboration with other staff members, promoting trust, structuring the academic environment, instilling success, and developing teacher/student interdependence have transformed his classroom into a place
where students thrive.
SUBJECTS Special education; Special education teachers -- Training of; Children with disabilities -- Education.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LC3965 .T423 2002

Storytelling

Far ago and long away : innovative storytelling.
[Indianapolis, Ind.?] : Bureau of Child Development, c1999.
(30 min.)
Presents a discussion of the methodology of storytelling, its effects on children and their development, and tips on how to choose and tell a story.
SUBJECT Storytelling; Storytelling -- Methodology; Child development; Reading.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1042 .F37 1999.

Storytelling: learning and sharing.
Fallbrook, CA : Coyote Creek Productions, c1995.
(45 min.)
Storyteller and teacher Sandy Jenkins gives instruction in storytelling, plus demonstration of various aspects of telling stories. Includes information on finding stories, learning stories, and telling stories effectively.
SUBJECT Storytelling.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1042 .S7 1995.

Storytelling with Caroline Feller Bauer.
Bronx, N.Y. : H.W. Wilson, 1986.
(28 min.)
Caroline Bauer describes the purpose of storytelling and discusses what viewers can do to present their own stories. Includes setting the stage for a story, finding a good story, practicing storytelling and presenting the story.
SUBJECT Storytelling.
LOCATIONS General
CALL NO. LB1042 .S76 1986x.

Teacher-Student Relationships

Building a prevention strategy.
Beaverton, OR : Educational Productions, c1999.
2 videocassettes (27 min. ea.)
Shows three classrooms where identifying positive behaviors is the key strategy in keeping disruptions and conflicts to a minimum. Practice video contains exercises that help viewers try what they have learned.
SUBJECTS Classroom management; School discipline; Classroom environment; Teacher-student relationships.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB3013 .B85 1999

The perfect life: growing up in urban America.
Choices Inc., 2007
In 1992, filmmaker Sam Lee moved from England to teach second grade at a unique school in Harlem aimed at helping disadvantaged youth. Ten years later, she revisits her former students, now seniors in high school, to see what has become of them.
General
LC 5133 .N4 P47 2007

The Ron Clark story.
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, c2006
(90 min.)
This drama is based on events in the life of Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who left his small town to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. Clark uses persistence and unconventional methods to reach his students and encourage them to reach their full potential.
General
LC 5133 .N4 R66 2006


Teaching

The Early Career Teacher's Guide to Success in the Classroom.
MASTER Teacher, 2006
(ca. 20 min. each, 150 min. total)
Discusses how a good relationship between teacher and student will enhance the student's academic achievement as well as help to insure that the teacher is happier in the classroom
Vol. 1. Doing the right things I: best practices in teaching -- Vol. 2. Doing the right things II: mastering the art of teaching -- Vol. 3. It's all about the kids: building strong student relationships Vol. 4. Visible results: academic standards and state assessment tests
Circulation Desk
LB 2844.1 .N4 E275 2006

Effective instructional strategies.
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciencess, [2002], c1993.
DVD (20 mins.)
Explores the value of grouping students flexibly according to their changing needs, accelerating instruction for slower learners, and customizing methods of teaching. Discusses the challenges of implementing such strategies, including increased demand for supplies, equipment, and technical assistance and additional teacher training.
SUBJECT: Teaching--Methodology.
LOCATION: General
CALL NO.: LB 1028.35 .E444 2002

The Effective teacher.
Harry K. Wong Publications, 2009

A collection of presentations by Harry K. Wong about how to become an effective, successful teacher. Shows what effective teachers do to cause student achievement. Based on common-sense, research based, non-controversial, basic information and techniques. Wong compiles different ideas and techniques collected from various educators and presents them as one cohesive workshop.
pt. 1. The effective teacher (32 min.) -- pt. 2. The first days of school (36 min.) -- pt. 3. Discipline and procedures (36 min.) -- pt. 4. Procedures and routines (55 min.) -- pt. 5. Cooperative learning and culture (47 min.) -- pt. 6. Lesson mastery (33 min.) -- pt. 7. The professional educator (41 min.) -- pt. 8. Positive expectations (20 min.)
Circulation Desk
LB 1075.3 .E444 2009

Effective teaching with classroom videos.
Schoolvideos, 2004
(30 min.)
1. Visual literacy / Lynell Burmark -- 2. Choosing an educational video / 100% Educational Videos -- 3. Effective teaching with classroom video course / George Pickett, Ginny Horning
General
LB 1044.75 .E444 2004

Excellence in teaching : tips, techniques & strategies.
Scottsdale, AZ : Teacher's Video Co., [1990?]
10 videocassettes (315 min.)
Examines issues that are important to teachers and provides effective tips and techniques for improvement.
[no. 1] Creative teaching methods (28 min.) -- [no. 2] Cooperative learning (41 min.) -- [no. 3] Lesson planning (34 min.) -- [no. 4] Integrating computers in the curriculum (33 min.) -- [no. 5] Assigning effective homework (29 min.) -- [no.6] Constructive parent conferences (28 min.) -- [no. 7] Keeping control of the class (28 min.) -- [no. 8] Managing student conflict (34 min.) -- [no. 9] Avoiding burnout (33 min.) -- [no. 10] The beauty of teaching (27 min.)
SUBJECTS Teaching; Teachers -- Training of.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB1025.3 .E9 1990.

The first year.
Teachers Documentary Project, c2001.
(80 min.)
Documents the challenges and rewards of 5 first year teachers Joy Kraft, Genevieve DeBose, Maurice Rabb, Nate Monley, Georgene Acosta) in the Los Angeles school district.
SUBJECTS First year teachers -- United States -- Case studies; Elementary school teachers -- United States -- Case studies; Classroom management -- Case studies.
LOCATION Circulation Desk
CALL NO. LB2844.1.N4 F578 2001.

Only a teacher.
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2001.
(3 videos, 165 mins.)
A look at the history of public school teaching in the United States, with emphasis on the role and impact of teachers. Includes a wealth of archival material and interviews with educators, historians, celebrities, and students.
(v. 1) A teacher affects etermnity (56 mins.) -- (v. 2) Those who can--teach (56 min.) -- (v. 3) Educating to end inequity (53 min.)
SUBJECTS Teachers; Teaching; Public Schools--United States---History.
LOCATION: Circulation Desk
CALL NO.: LB 1775.2 .O545 2001

Succeeding as a teacher: effective management for positive student achievement.
Magna Systems, 2006
(ca. 112 min.)
This program and accompanying workshop manual will give beginning teachers the background and skills to become successful teachers. It will show how to plan and prepare meaning instruction; use instructional strategies that help al students; put into effect proven classroom management skills; and communicate and grow as a professional.
[Tape 1]. Planning instruction (27:47) -- [Tape 2]. Instruction for all students (28:41) -- [Tape 3]. Managing the learning environment (25:37)
Circulation Desk
LB 1025.3 .S833 2006

To be and to have [Etre et avoir].
New Yorker Video, [2004]
(104 min.)
At the center of this intimate and touching story is Georges Lopez - a remarkably devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11 in all their school subjects and life's lessons. Demonstrates how a teacher, if well trained, dedicated and sensitive to a child's educational and emotional needs, can hugely influence a generation of children at their most critical time of development.
LB 2832.4 .F8 E87 2004

A touch of greatness.
First Run Features, 2004
(54 min.)
A Touch of Greatness is a feature-length documentary film focusing on the extraordinary work of Albert Cullum, an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and a pioneer in American education. Championing an unorthodox educational philosophy, Cullum regularly taught his elementary school children literary masterpieces, most notably the works of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Shaw. Combining interviews with Cullum and his former students with stunning archival footage filmed by director Robert Downey, Sr., the film documents the extraordinary work of this maverick public school teacher who embraced creativity, motivation and self-esteem in the classroom through the use of poetry, drama and imaginative play.
General LB 875 .C852 2004

Urban Schools

I am a promise: the children of Stanton Elementary School.
DocuRama, 2005
(90 min.)
Paints a poignantly captivating, unflinching, and relevant portrait of the children of Stanton Elementary School in North Philadelphia, an inner-city neighborhood where 90% of the students live below the poverty line. As seen through the devoted and determined viewpoint of principal Deanna Burney, this shows Stanton as grossly underfunded, understaffed, and filled with children struggling to overcome their difficulties. However, for these at-risk kids growing up outside the American dream, the only hope for their future survives in the success of their eduction.
SUBJECT School children; Elementary school principals; Urban schools.
LOCATION: General
CALL NO.: LC 5133 .P5 I36 2005

The perfect life: growing up in urban America.
Choices Inc., 2007
In 1992, filmmaker Sam Lee moved from England to teach second grade at a unique school in Harlem aimed at helping disadvantaged youth. Ten years later, she revisits her former students, now seniors in high school, to see what has become of them.
General
LC 5133 .N4 P47 2007

The Ron Clark story.
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, c2006
(90 min.)
This drama is based on events in the life of Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who left his small town to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. Clark uses persistence and unconventional methods to reach his students and encourage them to reach their full potential.
General
LC 5133 .N4 R66 2006

Waldorf Method of Education

The Waldorf promise.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Landfall Productions, c1997.
(54 min.)
Eight public school teachers talk about their Waldorf-inspired education programs.
SUBJECTS Waldorf method of education; Education -- Experimental methods.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LB1029.W34 W34 1997.

Women--Education

Girls' Education in India.
Zenger Media, 2003
(DVD, 28 min.)
Originally aired on Showtime Networks ( United States ) as a 10-part series, "What's Going On?" that portrays the daily struggles and hopes of children living in crisis. Travel to India with Brazilian-born actress, Sonia Braga, who explores the education of girls in this country.
SUBJECTS Children— India ; Girls—Education— India
LA 1151 .G575 2003 General

Shortchanging girls, shortchanging America.
Washington, D.C. : American Association of University Women, c1991.
(19 min.)
Stresses promotion of self-esteem in female students and encouragement in math and science studies.
SUBJECTS Women -- Education -- United States; Educational equalization; Students -- Self-rating of;
Mathematics -- Vocational guidance; Science -- Vocational guidance.
LOCATION General
CALL NO. LC1752 .S46 1991.

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