Another day, another end-of-year “Best” list (you can find all 1,985 Best lists here).
You might also be interested in all the previous annual lists here.
Here are my choices for The Best Videos For Educators In 2018 – Part Two (some may have been produced prior to this year, but are just new to me):
I’m adding this new Newsy video to New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color:
I’m adding this new video from The Economist to The Best Visualizations Of Poverty In The U.S. & Around The World:
You might be interested in THE BEST VIDEO CLIPS SHOWING EXAMPLES OF BAD & GOOD LISTENING – CONTRIBUTE MORE!
Most of us are familiar with TED Talks and TED-Ed animated videos and lessons – I certainly share enough of them and you can read more at The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).
As part of World Teacher Day this year, Google and TED-Ed announced a new TED-Ed Educator Talks YouTube Channel, that “will be dedicated to celebrating and amplifying the ideas of teachers around the world.”
Here’s their introductory video:
The PBS NewsHour aired this segment on the book and movie “The Hate U Give.”
You also might be interested in my previous related posts:
New PBS News Hour Video: Interview With Angie Thomas, Author Of “The Hate You Give”
Quote Of The Day From Angie Thomas: Books Create Empathy
Apply To Get A Free Screening For Your Class Of “The Hate You Give”
Coincidentally, the CBC (the Canadian public broadcasting service) also aired this video on the same day:
The BBC unveiled “BBC Reel,” a new site where they will be featuring exceptional videos from their archive, as well as new and unique videos they will produce.
You can read more about it here and here.
The videos they have on the site now look quite impressive, and some are specifically school-related.
They have a YouTube Channel, too, but it contains far fewer videos than are on the site itself.
Here’s their video announcing the site:
I’m adding this video to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:
Last month I shared this great video from Edutopia and added it to The Best Questions To Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours?:
NEW 60-Second Strategy: Build community in the classroom with “Appreciation, Apology, Aha!” pic.twitter.com/l5dqifw2XG
— edutopia (@edutopia) August 14, 2018
I’ve been trying to figure out how and when to try it, and Jim Knight shared an excellent video on Twitter which was the perfect into.
I showed it at the beginning of my ninth-grade class one day and told them that, a few minutes before the closing bell rings, I was going to ask students to share “appreciations, apologies, or ahas.” And that I’d like them to be looking for – and thinking about – what they might say as we go through class. I also the class that it would be okay for students to pass on saying anything – that there is no penalty to not doing it – but that, especially after seeing the video and the power of words, that if they didn’t say anything that day I would hope they would say something the next time we did it.
It went well the first time – and subsequent times, as well!
Here’s the video:
I have twelve videos on my “Video Page” right now, with many more to come.
They include animations I did with Ed Week on differentiated learning and on transfer of learning; one I did for the Sacramento Bee on “tips for new teachers,”; a video presentation for MindShift on helping students develop intrinsic motivation to write; a talk I gave on Social Emotional Learning for the California Teachers’ Summit, and several more.
Look for new ones in the coming months, including two more on differentiated learning Katie Hull and I will be doing with Ed Week…
Here’s the animated one we did on differentiated learning:
The PBS NewsHour had a surprise – this segment on the International Baccalaureate Program (as regular readers know, our school has an IB program and I teach IB Theory of Knowledge).
You might also be interested in these previous posts:
Diversity Of Our School’s IB Program Highlighted In Sacramento Bee
Our TOK Class Gets Attacked & Creates A Great Learning Opportunity
You can find all my TOK resources here.
I previously posted about the death of Dr. Walter Mischel, originator of the Marshmallow Test (see RIP, WALTER MISCHEL, ORIGINATOR OF THE MARSHMALLOW TEST. HERE IS AN INTERVIEW I DID WITH HIM & OTHER RESOURCES).
The PBS NewsHour did this nice review of his work.
I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.
I’m adding this new Newsy video to The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual:
I think all teachers can benefit from watching this short video, The Power OF Expectations.
This is one reason why we should be Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits.
Here is how I have suggested to our principal we use this video at our site:
1. Lead asks teachers to think of an instance when they personally have lived up or down to another’s expectation of them (for example, attendance staff have always showed pity on me and, because of that, I’ve never really tried that hard to do better – BUT DON”T TELL SANDY! 😉 ). Pair share, and then a couple share to group.
2. Lead asks teachers to think of an instance when they believe their expectations impacted on how a student did. Pair share, share out.
3. Ask for ideas on how we can keep this idea in the forefront of our minds
And here’s a related tweet:
Yesterday I told 3 stdnts that I thought they were leaders & asked if they'd consider taking more leadership roles. All appeared shocked & honored, & agreed. 2day each asked if they could be peer mentors 2 younger studnts, Stdnts will rise 2 high expectations
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 11, 2018
I’ve written and shared a lot about gratitude, and different ways I handle it in my classroom (see The Best Resources On “Gratitude”).
Near the bottom of that list, you’ll see an article or two about a recent study about thank you notes.
TIME posted this video about the same study:
I assume most people have already seen this Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick and a ton of amazing and inspiring athletes but, if you haven’t, here it is:
I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The Protests That Are NOT Against The National Anthem.
The Best Video Clips Showing That Working Together Can Help You Accomplish More Than Working Alone – Help Me Find More
Just watch this video – it’s only two minutes long:
Here’s a great video commentary that appeared on the PBS NewsHour:
As I previously shared, ELL teachers from around the world shared short professional development video presentations as part of the second VirtuEL.
You can see all of them here – for free!
It’s titled “Supporting ELLs Through Differentiation, Motivation & Affirming Error Correction.”
Session Description: Participants will learn practical and effective strategies to help differentiate instruction for ELLs in ELL-only and in general education classes. In addition, they will learn ways to create the conditions for students to motivate themselves, and how to use error correction techniques in positive and supportive ways.
Ashley Haynes and Emily Francis shared this great video on Twitter.
I’m adding it to The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual Or Multilingual — Part One.
This is a “must-watch” video (do note, though, that there are two “bleeped-out” words).
I’m adding it to:
The Best Resources For Learning About The Terrible Practice Of Separating Immigrant Parents From Their Children
The Best Resources On Japanese-American Internment In World War II
You might also be interested in this NBC News piece, Recalling internment, Japanese Americans condemn family separations.