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The Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited - China, Japan and the United States
Part of the Series: Preschool in Three Cultures Collection
The videos, which were shot in 2004, are of Komatsudani Hoikuen (Daycare Center) in Kyoto, Japan; Daguan Youeryuan (Kindergarten) in Kunming, China; St. Timothy's Child Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii; Madoka Yochien (Kindergarten) in Tokyo, Japan; Sinanlu Youeryuan (Kindergarten) in Shanghai,…
Including Samuel - Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib's award-winning documentary film, INCLUDING SAMUEL,…
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It's Still Elementary - Reexamining LGBT Issues in Schools
It's STILL Elementary examines the incredible impact of the groundbreaking original documentary, It's Elementary - Talking About Gay Issues in School. It's a great case study of how documentary filmmaking coupled with a robust grassroots campaign, can literally change the…
Who Cares About Kelsey? - Helping Students with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Succeed
When Kelsey Carroll entered high school, she was a more likely candidate for the juvenile justice system than graduation. Diagnosed with ADHD and carrying the emotional scars of homelessness and substance abuse, as well as the actual scars of repeated…
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It's Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School
It's Elementary features elementary and middle schools where (mainly heterosexual) teachers are challenging the prevailing political climate and its attempt to censor any dialogue in schools about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Rather than focusing on the debate between…
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Educating Peter
Winner: Academy Award(r) Documentary Short Subject When Peter Gwasdauskis, a child with Down syndrome, was mainstreamed into a public school, he had a lot to learn about dealing with differences--and so did his classmates. Filmed over the course of the…
Normal People Scare Me Too - Exploring the Stigma Behind Autism
A decade after the award-winning film about autism, Normal People Scare Me , Taylor Cross is at it again in this sequel documentary wherein he interviews former and new cast members and family about attitudes and first-person perspectives/experiences in autism…
The Original The Preschool in Three Cultures
Part of the Series: Preschool in Three Cultures Collection
The Preschool in Three Cultures features typical days at Komatsudani Hoikuen in Kyoto, Japan; Dong Feng (Daguan) Youeryuan in Kunming, China; and St. Timothy's Child Center in Honolulu, U.S. This video was made from the original research videotape shot in…
Graduating Peter
Graduating Peter is the sequel to the Academy Award(r)-winning film Educating Peter . This inspiring and thought-provoking follow-up to the 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary Educating Peter highlights the experiences of Peter Gwasdauskis, a child with Down syndrome, in sixth grade,…
Peter Elbow: On Writing
Peter Elbow talks directly to students about the process of writing. Beginning with his own early difficulties with writing as a college student, Elbow provides insights into how one can work through writing problems. Full of detailed instruction and specific…
The Wonder Year - First Year Development and Shaping the Brain
Documenting the amazing development and learning that takes place in a baby's first year, this film follows one baby from birth to twelve months, concentrating on physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The commentary explains what's behind seemingly simple everyday…
Creating Gender Inclusive Schools
The school brought in the staff of Gender Spectrum to provide training for teachers and administrators as well as an age-appropriate curriculum for students. During this step, everyone involved was empowered to look at their own personal confusion, bias and…
Autism at School
For children on the Autism spectrum, school can be a frightening, even sickening place. From high-functioning Aspergers Syndrome to severe autism at the other end of the spectrum, a child's ability to learn can be severely affected by anxiety and…
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Talk to Me - Children with Autism
Adre, Emma, and Julian are in public school autism programs in Oakland, CA. This engaging film documents their lives at home and at school, and profiles the valiant efforts of their parents and teachers to help them reach their maximum…
Let's Get Real - Students on Bias & Bullying
With amazing courage and candor, students discuss racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and more. From the youth who are targeted, to the students who pick on them, to those who find the courage to intervene,…
The Power of Physical Play: Development and Effective Learning
How does physical play develop and motivate children to acquire effective learning strategies? The Power of Physical Play examines exactly how this type of play supports physical development from birth to seven-years-old. It also shows how physical play has such…
The Montessori Method
Italian physician Maria Montessori developed the Montessori method of teaching in the early 1900's while observing that children learn best when engaged in purposeful activity. Dr. Montessori inspired a movement that enabled children to teach themselves through sensory-rich, hands-on materials,…
Attachment in Practice
The quality of early attachment relationships is of central importance to children's social and emotional development. It is vital to their all round development. Shot over the first three years of an infant's life, the film shows the development of…
Turning a Good Teacher into a Great One
Episode 18 of How the World Learns
Think about what constitutes good teaching, and look at the ways teachers teach in the U.S., Finland, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. Begin your comparison by looking at some of the school factors that influence teaching, including how teachers are trained…
Child's Play - How Having Fun Turns Kids Into Adults
Children play their way into adulthood. Learn why play is so important and how it literally "turns kids into adults." Play is the engine that drives child development. Understanding play is key to any unit in child development or parenting…