Education


New! Zebras: Gifted People 66 min.

“Gifted people are like zebras, wonderful and indomitable animals,” said psychologist Jeanne Siaud-Facchin. Psychologists define intelligence as a general mental ability for reasoning and solving problems that integrates a range of specific mental abilities. It can be seen as the mental glue that binds together all these abilities. But what’s it really like being very intelligent? Having these...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

COVID and Higher Ed 5 min.

This brief program explores challenges faced by institutions of higher education as they seek to accommodate disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! My Name is Pedro 99 min.

My Name Is Pedro is an essential and timely reminder of the importance of great educators that exist within the infrastructure of our country's public education system. This award-winning film, from first time director Lillian LaSalle, explores the seemingly impossible journey of South Bronx Latino educator and maverick, Pedro Santana, a former "special ed" student, whose mantra is - every kid can...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Curriculum Coordinator—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight 22 min.

What is it like to be a curriculum coordinator? In this Career Q&A video interview, Melissa Ruddle, talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in education. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Characteristics of Effective Learning: An Overview 11 min.

This program offers an overview of the characteristcs of effective learning, looking at playing and exploring, active learning, and thinking creatively and critically. It shows how newborns are natural learners as they develop and learn with all their senses. It shows older children who begin to plan their approaches to problem-solving and are increasingly able to monitor their efforts, to alter t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Forgive Student Debt 74 min.

Facing growing discontent over rising student loan repayments that burden many young Americans, some are calling on lawmakers in Washington to forgive—that is, cancel—much of the $1.7 trillion that students have borrowed from the federal government to finance their educations. Canceling student debt, supporters argue, would help level the playing field, stimulate the economy, and free graduates to...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New to Our Collection! No Small Matter 74 min.

No Small Matter is built from stories of real children, families, and teachers, illustrating the impact of high-quality early childhood experiences. We meet parents who are struggling to do their best for their kids, incredible teachers who model what early childhood classrooms should and could be like, and children learning and developing in real time. These positive, hopeful stories serve as mot...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Communication That Increases Calm, Clarity, and Confidence in Your Leadership 32 min.

As a leader, you’ve navigated constant daily change and you’ve helped your people to make the changes needed during a difficult pandemic situation, including working remotely, yet you still don’t have the support or tools you should have to offer clear messaging that creates cohesion and reduces stress. In this taped webinar from the MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) Alumni Association...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Active Learning 23 min.

This program consists of five short videos that look at active learning in children and how it is all about motivation and the will to learn from experiences. It considers how active learning links with children's self-regulation; looks at children's desire to be in control and how being deeply involved is one of the key features of learning to learn in an active way; and examines why the joy expe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Creative and Critical Thinking 26 min.

Creating and thinking critically involves young children becoming able to use their Creating and thinking critically involves young children becoming able to use their minds to process all the information they’re taking in. This program consists of five short videos that look at creative and critical thinking in childhood. It considers how children use their imaginations and how that can often hel...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020