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Filmography - Education: Teaching and administration - general

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011

K-12 Teaching and administration - general

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011.

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The Beginning Teacher. 2008. (24 min.). The work of a teacher is complex, and the demands-to develop lesson plans, instruct with confidence and clarity, establish classroom routines, set boundaries for student behavior, and so much more-can be quite overwhelming. Set in Australia, The Beginning Teacher provides valuable advice and a variety of strategies to support new educators as they prepare for their first teaching appointment. Program segments include You're a New Teacher-Now What?; Your First Day, First Class, First Week; Becoming Involved in the Wider School Culture; and Survival Strategies.Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Streaming video.

Classroom Discipline. 1991. (28 min.). 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. Streaming video.

Cognitive Coaching A Process for Teaching and Learning. (39 min.). This program describes and demonstrates specific examples of instructional conversation and other types of cognitive coaching; identifies instructional arrangements that are used to promote active learning by students; models questioning techniques and student interactions, including the ways in which cognitive coaches keep student discussion focused and productive; and considers the role that authentic and ongoing assessment plays in cognitive coaching. Good teaching, like good coaching, depends on instructional conversations in which the participants exchange ideas, build motivation, and develop strategies for improvement. The program shows how teachers can encourage students to employ strategies for success by providing cognitive coaching or active teaching: by communicating with their students, focusing on development, motivating their students, and sharing in their students' performance. Streaming video.

Communicating Social Support. 2005. (13 min.). Beginning teachers often don't anticipate the challenges that high-needs students present. This video provides supportive strategies that boost the success of special needs learners. Exploring verbal and nonverbal communication through immediacy behaviors, the program shows how teachers can reduce the psychological distance between themselves and challenged students, with tangible benefits in student performance. The power of humor, praise, inclusiveness, listening to student feedback, and other strategies are discussed, as well as self-awareness points like speech tempo, tone of voice, and body language. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Streaming video.

Conducting Parent-Teacher Conferences A Partnership in Progress. 2007. (32 min.). To run a successful parent-teacher conference, educators need a wide range of skills at their disposal-and a healthy supply of confidence. This video builds both, providing solutions to the problems and frustrations that many teachers face when interacting with parents and guardians. The program explores step-by-step preparation strategies-including specific knowledge and data to have at hand, the best ways to introduce topics of concern and personalized feedback, and the communication and conflict-resolution skills needed to work effectively with parents. In-depth role-playing illustrates positive and negative ways in which a conference might play out and details the most compelling methods for conveying a student's academic, social, and emotional progress. Interviews with teachers and parents reinforce essential concepts and highlight real-world challenges and rewards surrounding this vital part of education. A workbook designed especially for Professional Development workshop coordinators-containing video viewing instructions, a post-viewing discussion guide, and skill-building exercises-is also included. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. Correlates to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Streaming video.

Counseling: A Guide for Teachers. 2008. (31 min.). Using a sensitive, real-world approach, this program assists teachers in understanding the process of counseling in high schools. It begins with a definition of counseling and goes on to explain the counseling process followed by a look at the variety of skills a counselor needs in order to work effectively with a young person. The program is also designed to assist teachers in understanding the process of adolescence itself and the developmental tasks that a young person will inevitably need to negotiate his or her high school years. Issues related to suicide prevention and mental health are discussed. Produced and set in Australia. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Streaming video.

Differentiating instruction. 1997. 1 videodisc (92 min.). Provides visual examples of how it looks when teachers, schools and districts begin a professional journey toward differentiation, and also presents opportunities for analysis of the principles and practices that support differentiated classrooms. KIT 110

Early childhood education: Settings and approaches. Merrill education media series. 2006. 1 videodisc (67 min.). Eight separate video programs showing different types of early childhood education settings and models/approaches depicting teaching and learning. DVD 3989

Education and Social Services. 2009. (19 min.). Directly or indirectly, people working in the education and social services fields make their living by helping others live better lives. This program profiles a preschool teacher, a vocational education instructor, and a school administrative assistant as well as a drug and alcohol abuse counselor, a social and human services assistant, and a recreation worker. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. Streaming video.

Effective Instructional Strategies. (20 min.). A one-size-fits-all approach to education will not promote academic success in today's culture. This program explores the value of grouping students flexibly according to their changing needs, accelerating instruction for slower learners, and customizing methods of teaching. The challenges of implementing such strategies, including increased demand for supplies, equipment, and technical assistance and additional teacher training, are discussed as well. Streaming video.

Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom. 2008. (31 min.). Adolescents have both the cognitive and the emotional capacity to deepen their emotional intelligence, and for that reason secondary schools are being viewed as an ideal setting in which to teach and promote EI. In this program, Dr. Karen Hansen, coordinator of the EI and Education Research Unit of Swinburne University, compares and contrasts definitions and models of EI. In addition, she suggests practical ways in which educators can promote and nurture EI through a variety of classroom activities and by rearranging the physical classroom environment. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Streaming video.

Expect the Best. 2004. (58 min.). 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. Streaming video.

The Healthy Teacher. 2008. (24 min.). To avoid burnout, it is imperative that educators approach teaching with an awareness of potential job-related stressors and techniques for creating a healthy work/life balance. This program follows two veteran teachers living in Australia through a typical work day to illustrate how they strike a balance between their personal and professional lives. In addition, The Healthy Teacher offers advice on aspects of general wellness in the areas of eating, physical fitness, and mental health. An informative, practical, and motivational resource for new, experienced, and returning teachers. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Streaming video.

High Expectations. (20 min.). If faculty expectations are low, student achievement can never be high. This program documents the powerful impact of high expectations on student mastery of basic and higher-level skills. The supportive effect of a positive school culture, the use of monitoring as a medium to communicate a school's insistence on academic excellence, and a dedication on the part of educators to develop challenging instruction are emphasized. Streaming video.

Hot Tips for Classroom Management. 2007. (27 minutes). 1 streaming video file (27 min.). This program takes a holistic approach to classroom management with a mix of preventive strategies and damage control that will enable teachers to retain order so they can more effectively educate their students. Topics range from the concrete-classroom rules, seating plans, rewards, positive class routines, and approaches to starting and concluding lessons-to the more conceptual, covering topics such as the contribution of non-differentiated curricular structures to negative behavior and maintaining a 3-to-1 ratio of positive-to-corrective interactions. An excellent tool for new teachers-and for experienced teachers looking for fresh management strategies. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Streaming video

Integrating Instruction and Assessment. 1 streaming video file (42 min.). This program explores the nature of authentic assessment and its impact on curriculum and instruction; identifies the economic and political pressures for accountability, which have driven school systems to adopt inadequate approaches to assessment; and highlights alternative assessment strategies and tools-those that help teachers make good instructional decisions, as well as those that help students develop self-monitoring and self-assessment strategies of their own. Many standardized tests currently in use are administratively efficient and psychometrically accurate, but for a variety of reasons have served to distort instruction and the definition of the achieving student. This program addresses the need for alternative instruments of assessment-assessment that is multidimensional and longitudinal, involves use of educational resources, addresses possibilities for improvement, reflects good classroom practice, and demonstrates clear standards shared by teachers and students. Streaming video

Learning Essential Skills. 1 streaming video file (20 min.). 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. Streaming video

Making a Difference: Great Teachers, Part 1. 1994. 1 streaming video file (29 min.). This documentary focuses on three teachers who have made a positive impact-academically or personally-on their students' lives. Selected as a result of an essay contest that asked students to write about the teacher who had most challenged and inspired them, the teachers are shown at work in the classroom, doing what they excel at: teaching and making a difference. Streaming video

Making a Difference: Great Teachers, Part 2. 1995. 1 streaming video file (24 min.). This program follows three outstanding teachers throughout the school day to show how they motivate students. We see the classroom skills that help make them great teachers-charisma, concern, perseverance, and enthusiasm-and how they impart self-esteem to their students. These instructors teach Social Studies, English, and Special Education. Streaming video

Making a Difference: Great Teachers, Part 3. 1997. 1 streaming video file (26 min.). This program focuses on three instructors singled out as great teachers.One teacher's infectious enthusiasm, another's solid dedication, and a third's sense of humor foster self-esteem in even the most difficult students. This is an interesting study of three very different educational stylesthat produce the same positive educational results. (26 minutes). Streaming video

Making Schools Work: Conversations with Anthony Alvarado and Eric Smith. 2005. (2 hours). 1 streaming video file (119 min.). In this interview, Anthony Alvarado, the dynamic architect of controversial principal-centered educational reforms in New York City and San Diego schools, and Eric Smith, Ed.D., who has risen to national prominence as superintendent of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Anne Arundel County school districts, join Hedrick Smith to describe their methodologies and examine the results of their policies and initiatives. Streaming video

Making Schools Work: Conversations with Kati Haycock and Michael Casserly. 2005. (85 minutes). 1 streaming video file (85 min.). In segment one of this interview, Kati Haycock, founder and director of The Education Trust, and Hedrick Smith discuss a range of hot topics in contemporary education: the standards movement and educational equity, No Child Left Behind, and the critical components of effective school reform, to name only three. In segment two, Mike Casserly, Ph.D., executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, joins Mr. Smith to address topics such as the recent history of educational reform, America's drive to create great schools, district- versus school-level strategies, and lessons learned in regard to making schools more effective and boosting student achievement. Streaming video

Making Schools Work: Gene Bottoms on High Schools That Work. 2005. (45 minutes). 1 streaming video file (45 min.). 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. Streaming video

Making Schools Work: James Comer on the Comer Process. 2005. (51 minutes). 1 streaming video file (50 min.). James Comer, M.D., M.P.H., has spent decades promoting a focus on child development as a way of improving schools. In this interview, he and Hedrick Smith analyze the Comer Process, a school- and system-wide psychosocial intervention grounded in conflict mitigation, behavior modeling, power-sharing, and all-around involvement of teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders. Our program focuses on the socially interactive aspects of development so that children learn how to manage themselves in a whole variety of situations,says Dr. Comer. Streaming video

Making Schools Work: Michael Feinberg on the KIPP Model. 2005. 1 streaming video file (59 min.). 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. Streaming video

Making Schools Work: Robert Slavin on Success for All. 2005. 1 streaming video file (59 min.). In this interview, Robert Slavin, Ph.D., talks with Hedrick Smith about Success for All, a comprehensive, research-based reading and math program for elementary and middle schools. The most important objective, says Dr. Slavin, is to get every single child to be successful, every single child to master the basic curriculum, to achieve the higher-order objectives that every parent would want for their child and that our society demands...The genesis, evolution, implementation, and replication of Success for All are covered, as are the initiative's core elements. Criticism of SFA's controversial scripting for teachers to ensure uniformity of instruction is also addressed. Streaming video

Making schools work with Hedrick Smith. 2005. 1 videodisc (120 min.). Be prepared to re-think what you've heard about America's troubled schools. A budding revolution is underway, and it isn't just raising hands. It's raising scores. New, untraditional strategies are reaching children most people had given up on. And there are enormous implications for our public schools nationwide. DVD 1522

Making Schools Work, with Hedrick Smith. 2005. 1 streaming video file (117 min.). Amidst a gloomy climate of failing schools and the stringent No Child Left Behind legislation, some communities have created a small revolution, achieving gains with children others had given up on-with implications for schools nationwide. In this penetrating documentary, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith travels from inner city to rural town to observe how some districts and reform models are making a difference: the Success for All reading program; the Comer Process; KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program; and High Schools That Work, a program that links academics to work-oriented learning. The video also spotlights important district-wide reforms in New York City, San Diego, and Charlotte, North Carolina. The lesson? Learn from schools that work, spread their methods widely, and keep updating them for continuous improvement in student achievement. Interviews with Yale's James Comer, Johns Hopkins' Robert Slavin, and reformers Gene Bottoms and Anthony Alvarado, among others, help frame this cogent report. Streaming video

Managing the Difficult Group. 2004. 1 streaming video file (30 min.). 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. Streaming video

Monitoring Student Progress. 1 streaming video file (20 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. Streaming Video

Only a teacher. 2001. 3 videodiscs (165 min.). A look at the history of public school teaching in the United States, with emphasis on the role and impact of teachers. DVD 6291-6293

Optimizing Different Learning Styles. 2004. 1 streaming video file (30 min.). This program provides a helpful guide to teachers for recognizing their students' primary styles of acquiring and working with information: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. To illustrate each style's impact on successful classroom learning, discussion focuses on the observation techniques used by visual learners; the hearing and repetition procedures practiced by auditory learners; and the hands-on approach preferred by kinesthetic learners. The program also identifies ways educators can plan and implement a variety of strategies that enable students to use the learning style that is best attuned to their needs. Streaming video

A Place of Our Own: Early Academics-Part 1. 2008. 1 streaming video file (60 min.). Using ideas from parents, teachers, and childcare providers, this program presents down-to-earth methods for effective early childhood education. Topics include creating a print-rich environment, making story time a regular practice, encouraging writing skills, implementing literacy activities, and fostering language development. Hosted by former schoolteacher and veteran mom Debi Gutierrez. Distributed by PBS Distribution. Part of the series A Place of Our Own: Early Childhood Solutions-Early Academics. Streaming video

A Place of Our Own: Early Academics-Part 2. 2008. 1 streaming video file (57 min.). Spotlighting techniques provided by parents, teachers, and childcare professionals, this program features helpful strategies for early childhood education. Topics include the importance of art, science projects in the home, integrating math activities, and learning through building with blocks. Hosted by former schoolteacher and veteran mom Debi Gutierrez. Distributed by PBS Distribution. Part of the series A Place of Our Own: Early Childhood Solutions-Early Academics. Distributed by PBS Distribution. Streaming video

A Place of Our Own: Early Childhood Solutions-Special Needs. 2008. 1 streaming video file (97 min.). One in three children arrives in kindergarten unprepared for the challenges of school. Hosted by former teacher Debi Gutierrez, this program presents information and insights that will help in the care and education of young children with special needs. Topics include recognizing and understanding special needs, speech and language delays, hearing and visual impairments, and autism. The program also includes fun activities viewers can do in the classroom or at home with children. Distributed by PBS Distribution. Streaming video

The principal story. 2009. 1 videodisc (85 min.). The principal story portrays the challenges principals face in turning around low-performing public schools and raising student achievement. This intimate, emotional one-year journey is seen through the eyes of two dynamic principals: one in only her second year in the Chicago Public School System; and the other, a seven-year veteran in Springfield, IL. The film reveals the struggles these leaders face as they keep their focus on improving teaching and learning amid the competing demands of managing their staffs and engaging their students and communities. DVD 8027

Researching, Reading, and Writing. 2009. 1 streaming video file (12 min.). Faced with a mountain of research to conduct, reading to do, and papers to write, students must work both efficiently and shrewdly. This three-section program tells how to identify and cite reliable online and offline sources of information, carve textbook chapters into manageable chunks, and outline and revise papers-all elements that are essential to getting the job done well. Correlates to National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act. A Cambridge Educational Production. A part of the series Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students. Streaming video

Spotlight on Careers in Education. 2007. 1 streaming video file (17 min.). Gaston Caperton overcame dyslexia to become the Governor of West Virginia and President of the College Board-provider of the SAT, AP exams, and CLEP tests. In section one of this program, Caperton explains how his struggle with dyslexia fueled his dedication to the promotion of education. In section two, Virginia Jose, an art educator at South Bronx Preparatory School and a practicing professional artist, discusses what teaching means to her. She also shares why art is so important to her-a message she also strives to communicate to her more than 120 students each week. Streaming video

Study to Win! 2000. 1 streaming video file (32 min.). Tabitha is the best runner on her high school track team. She has learned both physical and mental techniques that help her win long-distance races. But this spunky runner is a mega-procrastinator when it comes to schoolwork. That's all about to change as her best and brainy friends take a closer look at the techniques Tabitha uses to win races and then coach her to apply them academically. Following the Seven Big C's (COMFORT, CHARGE, CALCULATION, COMPREHENSION, CONCENTRATION, COHESION, and CONFIDENCE), Tabitha learns how to Study to Win!This energetic and information-packed video shows students how to get Organized, Make a Study Schedule, Take Excellent Notes in class, and Prepare and Preview Material. Also covered are Chapter Summaries, Writing a Rough Draft, Writing an Outline and Thesis, Memorization Tips, How to Use Association and Visualization, and more. Jam-packed with clever and helpful information, all students will benefit from watching this video, and like Tabitha will learn how to Study to Win!A Cambridge Educational Production. Streaming video

A Teacher Affects Eternity. 2000. 1 streaming video file (56 min.). Since the 1830s, public schools have spread into every corner of America. Then and now, what kind of people have been called to teach in these schools? This program explores the importance of educators in the lives of their students, emphasizing a teacher's influence as role model, as upholder of society's norms, and even as agent of social change. Dedicated women who spent their careers teaching newly freed slaves and turn-of-the-century teachers of immigrants are profiled, as well as exemplary instructors of today's struggling teenagers. Education reformer Theodore Sizer, education historian David Tyack, and author Frank McCourt are featured. Streaming video

This Is a Test...This Is Only a Test Test-Taking Techniques. 1992. 1 streaming video file (30 min.). For many students, the mere thought of taking a test sends adrenaline running throughout their bodies, brings perspiration to their brows, and causes them to suddenly forget everything they have learned. This humorous and informative video teaches students the art of stress-free test-taking. Students learn how to put test-taking into its proper perspective and realize that although tests are important, they are simply a way to measure one's knowledge of a subject. This is a Test stresses that no gimmick or shortcut can take the place of knowledge and teaches tips for reviewing and retaining information with easy-to-implement, effective study techniques. Students learn how test scores and anxiety levels are affected by preparing, organizing, cramming, and anticipating. Students discover the most effective ways to approach common test formats (multiple choice, standardized, matching, true/false, and essay), the importance of reading questions carefully, and the benefits of preparing themselves physically as well as mentally. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 30-minute video and how-to-study book. Streaming video.

This Way to an A Effective Study Skills. 1992. 1 streaming video file (30 min.). Why do we have to learn this? When will I ever use this information once I get out of school? When students acquire the ability to answer these questions for themselves, they develop an improved understanding of their subjects along with the ability to identify and retain pertinent information. This upbeat video teaches students the Empty VSystem which stresses the importance and effectiveness of deciding the purpose of each lesson in order to better understand key information. Students learn proven techniques for studying, reviewing, and retaining information that fit into any lifestyle or class structure. Reading and taking notes becomes easier, more effective, and less time-consuming as students learn how to find key facts and ideas. Study sessions become more efficient as students learn tips for condensing information into memorable formats and the effectiveness of frequently referring to the condensed versions. This important lesson entertains busy, lazy, eager, and reluctant students as they learn to apply the skills that last a lifetime. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 30-minute video and how-to-study book. Streaming video

Those who can-- teach. Only a teacher: Only a teacher. 2000. 1 videodisc (56 min.). "This program traces the evolution of teaching as a profession, honoring educators who risked everything to stand up for teachers' rights.". DVD 6292 and Streaming video

Those Who Can ... Teach. 2000. 1 streaming video file (56 min.). Historically, America has displayed an ambivalence toward public school teachers, expecting much from them while frequently offering little respect, meager pay, and inadequate working conditions. This program traces the evolution of teaching as a profession, honoring educators who risked everything to stand up for teachers' rights. Stanford University's Linda Darling-Hammond; Lorraine Monroe, of the School Leadership Academy; and others talk about issues such as training, unionization, standards, bureaucracy, and professional growth, while four intern teachers share the lessons of their baptisms of fire. Streaming video

A touch of greatness. 2004. 1 videodisc (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. DVD 1208

What's a Teacher For? The Nurturing No-Nonsense Classroom. 2000. 1 streaming video file (41 min.). This program is based on a cross-disciplinary educator workshop in which Indiana University choir director James Mumford employed choral singing as a tool for participant self-discovery and education. As students, the participants came to grips with the fear of public performance as they experienced firsthand Mumford's empowering method of instruction, which involves creating a climate of trust, gently holding everyone to high standards, stimulating engagement through passion, and validating others' difficult past experiences without being constrained by them. Footage of the participants back in the classroom illustrates how the workshop's lessons translate to the real world. Streaming video

Work It Out! Strategies for Resolving Conflict. 2005. 1 streaming video file (22 min.). Last year's Spring Fling at Jefferson High School was a total disaster-and this year's student committee doesn't want it to happen again! But can the group put aside the past and work together constructively to create a successful dance? This video uses scenario analysis to model four key conflict resolution strategies: taking the person out of the problem; focusing on issues, not egos; being objective; and creating win-win solutions. Show your students that differences are a part of who we are-and that while we may not get along with each other all the time, we do have to find positive ways to work out our disagreements. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Project 2061. A Cambridge Educational Production. Streaming video

Youth Crises II Play It Safe-Plan for Crises . 2001. 1 streaming video file (40 min.). Violent school incidents have become a frightening American reality. This program helps teachers and staff understand their responsibilities during such situations, and provides guidelines for top-level administrators who implement crisis management training. With sensitive, realistic dramatizations of the proper responses to specific dangers-including a bomb threat, a school shooting, and a hallway fight-the video emphasizes a coolheaded, systematic approach. It also suggests models for fleshing out incomplete plans, and for making anti-violence presentations to students. A 101-page facilitator's guide makes this resource adaptable to individual schools and districts, and provides teaching materials for a workshop on this urgent topic. Streaming video