Video and Audio Series

“I’ll Just Google It”

| File type : Teaching Material

Students today have instant access to more information than previous generations could have imagined. For some, this begs a question: "Why should I bother learning it in school if I can just Google i... Read More

Types of Teachers

| Length : 15 | File type : Video

What type of teacher are you? The "Trying to Be Cool" teacher? The "Important Authority Figure"? In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking talk, Jeff Swanson caricatures some common teacher types a... Read More

Conflict Resolution

| Length : 8 | File type : Video

How should a teacher respond when a student challenges their authority in front of the class? What should a teacher do when they realized they've handled a situation poorly? Drawing on stories from h... Read More

Why Do I Need to Learn This?

Contributor: John Mark Kuhns | Length : 17 | File type : Video

When faced with a difficult concept or task, students often ask, Why do we have to learn this? What is behind this familiar and frustrating response? In most cases, John Mark suggests, the question... Read More

Breathing Life into History

Contributor: Lyndon Martin | File type : Teaching Material

History is a lively story full of original characters, interesting places, and surprising plot twists. But history class tends to reduce it to a lifeless assortment of facts and dates. How can we re... Read More

I Can’t Do This

Contributor: John Mark Kuhns | Length : 16 | File type : Video

When students tell you they can't do something, what are they really saying? What's behind the expression of defeat? John Mark suggests three possibilities and how to respond: The student may be ... Read More

Introduction to Diverse Learners: Trauma

Contributor: Becky Bollinger | Length : 16 | File type : Video

Not all learning disabilities are internal or genetic. Traumatic experiences like neglect, violence, or injury can physically alter a child's brain, making it difficult for to behave and learn normall... Read More

Introduction to Diverse Learners: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Contributor: Becky Bollinger | Length : 12 | File type : Video

In this installment of the diverse learners series, Becky gets into the complex world of autism—what it is, how it manifests, and how to address challenging behaviors caused by autism. Ultimately, B... Read More

Introduction to Diverse Learners: ADHD

Contributors: Becky Bollinger | Length : 22 | File type : Video

ADHD is one of the more recognizable acronyms in the field of learning disabilities. It also tends to be misunderstood and misrepresented in popular discourse, used as often to joke about one's inabil... Read More

Achievement Parties: Motivating Your Students to do Their Best

Contributors: Deana Swanson | Length : 6 | File type : Video

The best kind of student motivation is intrinsic to the process of learning, but sometimes students need an additional incentive to inspire that extra push toward excellence. What if you could offer h... Read More