Videos

Clear Your Desk, Open Your Heart

Contributor: Darrell Hershberger | Length : 9 | File type : Video

Loving people: it's the primary goal of every day and each interaction. But is love the opposite of getting things done? Darrell Hershberger offers a series of practices for honing our focus and pro... Read More

Ta, Ta, Ta-Di Ta: Music Class Exercises for Rhythm and Beat

Contributor: Karlita Weaver

Elementary students at Pleasant Valley use With Glad Voices to study music. In this class, Karlita leads students in exercises to enhance their sense of rhythm and beat.... Read More

Show Me a Way to Make Eleven: How I Teach Math with Rekenreks

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns | Length : 6 | File type : Video

"Rekenreks are similar to an abacus," Ruth Anna wrote in a blog post, "although much more economical... With some cardboard, fish line, large beads, and hot glue, you can create your own stash."... Read More

Allow Your Children to Fail

Contributor: Gerald Miller | Length : 6 | File type : Video

What is the worst thing a child can experience? It's not failure, says Gerald Miller. In fact, if you take great pains to make sure your children never taste defeat, you might be robbing them of v... Read More

Teach Your Students to Weave

Contributor: Twila Groff | Length : 3 | File type : Video

Weaving: an ancient art, and still beautiful. In this brief video, Twila Groff demonstrates a simple loom your students can create from inexpensive materials. The weavings they produce can become ha... Read More

Dannie’s Choice

Contributor: Leroy Hershberger | Length : 35 | File type : Video

When people oppose us, we may be tempted to defend ourselves by judging them. Leroy takes us with his family on a journey of reconciliation and new-found respect. Take half an hour to listen to Lero... Read More

You Can Build an Electrophorus: A Simple Apparatus for Experimenting with Electricity

Contributor: John Goering | Length : 9 | File type : Video

In this demonstration, science teacher John Goering explains how you can build and use a classic device to demonstrate basics of voltage, positive and negative charges, and resistance. To reproduce ... Read More

The 4 M’s of Effective Objectives: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Contributor: Rolin Martin | Length : 15 | File type : Video

Good objectives can give your class activities focus. Vague goals, on the other hand, will let down the teacher and the students. Rolin presents a mini-class on setting appropriate objectives, and o... Read More

What Do Teachers Do? Focusing Your Lessons with Objectives

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | Length : 6 | File type : Video

How do you prepare to teach a class? How do you know what lectures, questions, and activities to include? It all starts with the objective, says Peter. He describes the value of a clear statemen... Read More

Setting Up Your Classroom to Enhance Student Learning

Contributor: Brian J Martin | Length : 7 | File type : Video

How should you arrange your learning space? Brian reminds us that there is more than one good way to set up student desks. And beginning with one configuration doesn't mean that it cannot be changed... Read More