SAGE Video: Series - Education
AFL in Special Schools
The staff of St. Christopher's School describe and show how they use enterprise education to help students with special educational needs develop their social and academic skills.
An Introduction to Early Childhood
This observational study film shows two 2-year-old girls as they push prams around an outside area. There is a minor dispute when a boy wants to play with one of the prams too. An adult explains the girls were playing with the pram first. The clip illustrates role play and control.
This observational study film shows a 2-year-old boy as he makes a mud pie and uses his imagination to interact with a teacher and a peer.
Young children play on a playground in this un-narrated video.
An Introduction to Early Childhood 3e
Preschool children play with sand in a classroom setting.
A short observation of a preschool girl playing with Lego Duplo blocks in a classroom environment.
This video consists of documentary footage of toddler children hunting for bugs outside their child care. The sequence is offered without narration, for the purpose of observational research.
Various children play in an enclosed garden playground, and a young boy repeatedly swings on a rope.
This observational research sequence portrays preschool children playing outdoors, then responding to a call for lunch.
Preschool children in a classroom prepare for lunch time.
This observational research sequence portrays preschool children are playing outdoors, riding bikes in a circle.
Beauty of Diagrams
This documentary explores the role diagrams played in shaping two critical moments in history: Sir Isaac Newton's study of light and color and Florence Nightingale's work bringing the autrocities of the Crimean war to light. In his prism experiment, Sir Isaac Newton used a graph to show the relationship between refraction of light and color(s). The second innovation covered in this film is the push for health reform that was characterized by Florence Nightingale's famous Rose Diagram.
Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man drawing and the double helix structure of human DNA are brought together to illustrate the intimate connections between mathematics and art; architecture and human biology; and scientific discovery and philosophic inquiry.
Nicolaus Copernicus' 1543 diagram revealed the concept of a sun-centric universe. In 1972, a plaque was put aboard the unmanned Pioneer space probe to communicate fundamental facts about Earth—who we are and where we are located in space—to life on other planets.
Lyelle Palmer discusses brain development and demonstrates vestibular and kinesthetic stimulation activities that can have a positive impact on children's brain development.
Lyelle Palmer and a few young volunteers demonstrate a series of vestibular stimulation activities to exercise and assess children's motor skill development.
Aspiring teachers team teach, solo teach, and give and receive feedback on how children perceive teachers and the positive qualities of an excellent teacher.
This video will explore student teaching from the perspective of the student teacher, the students and their advisors.
This film examines the realities faced by secondary school teachers beyond the training environment. These issues include parental disregard of school rule, school violence, police in schools and more. Hear how new teachers are coping.
In this video, students begin their second teaching practicum and discuss their positive and negative experiences to date. Topics covered include assessments, effects on family lives, and a first job interview.
In this video, students will complete their teaching assignments and find out how they did and if they passed their course.
In this video students will complete their teacher training and begin the search for a full time placement within a school. You will see the interview preparation and process for a variety of teaching disciplines affected ultimately by demand within the field.
Culturally Proficient Coaching
Culturally proficient coaching can help educators and coaches who are educators meet the moral imperative; coaches have a responsibility to help educators focus on their practice.
In nearly all aspects of education in the United States, a shift has happened in instructional leadership that is standards-based and Common Core focused. Professor Martinez presents culturally proficient coaching as a means of addressing all points of the system from multiple perspectives and aspects, not simply one that is based on standards and the Common Core.
Dr. Delores Lindsey explains that while cognitive coaching skills and cultural proficiency can be learned simultaneously, one should start with cultural proficiency.
In this tutorial, Delores Lindsey discusses the rationale behind blending the five states of mind used in cognitive coaching models with the key elements of cultural proficiency to create a working definition for culturally proficient coaching.
This film discusses becoming a culturally proficient coach. Collaboration, flexibility, consulting, and sharing expertise are examined.
In this tutorial, author and consultant Delores Lindsey discusses how culturally proficient coaching utilizes the five states of mind in cognitive coaching and the essential elements of cultural proficiency.
Culturally proficient coaching is a worldview where relationships, mindset, beliefs, and one's internal resources as outlined by the five states of mind used in cognitive coaching interface with the key elements of cultural proficiency.
Delores Lindsey discusses the five states of mind for coaching and about how to exercise your cultural awareness to its highest proficiency.
Delores Lindsey explains the benefits of self-assessment in coaching.
Culturally proficient coaching includes an inside-out approach--an awarness of how we work with and respond to those different from us.
School cultures that do not value and support academic excellence, inclusion and equity have the potential to be transformed through culturally proficient coaching.
This film examines cultural proficiency coaching.
Delores Lindsey explains that trust is an important component in teacher coaching, particularly in helping teachers adjust the practices that may disenfranchise students from other cultures.
Professionals at a conference reflect on their hiring and coaching practices and how to effectively create and manage a diverse work environment.
Research indicates that the average school principal makes a decision every nine seconds. Delores Lindsey questions how deeply these decisions were made given the brevity of their maturation and, as an alternative, she suggests that leadership should be about sharing, support, vision and action. The notion of a shared and supportive leadership offsets the strain and fragmentation often experienced by educational leaders in relation to decision making and choice.
Delores Lindsey argues that cultural profiency coaching is a means of achieving school district wide reform--ncouraging educators to teach all children. Starting above the classroom level, cultural proficiency coaching serves as a form of professional development that can encourage the entire educational organization to embrace and implement culturally competent strategies.
Author and consultant Delores Lindsey discusses language barriers such as,“Yeah but...” and ways to overcome them. She explains the use of conversation maps and scripting to move the conversation in a positive direction
Author Delores Lindsey discusses the model for culturally proficient coaching, and how the role of the coach varies.
There are multiple layers within a school system; the individual school, the district and the larger community. In this lecture, Professor Richard Martinez explores the notion of a "sphere of influence" and uses this concept to further discuss how, from a cultural proficiency and coaching standpoint, this influence can reach prominent parts of the school system.
Author and educational consultant Delores Lindsey speaks to some of the key elements of culturally proficient coaching/facilitation. She encourages a move from reflection to action within the coaching community. This movement is then parsed into five key elements of cultural proficiency beginning with assessing one's own cultural knowledge and identity, valuing diversity, managing the dynamics of difference, making adaptations to diversity, and finally institutionalizing cultural knowledge.
Culturally Proficient Leadership
This film defines the characteristics of a leader.
This film examines the ways we we respond to working with people who are different from ourselves.
This segment discusses who in the education field can benefit from cultural awareness training.
Diverse styles of leadership are examined in this film. Randall Lindsey, author and consultant, explains non-formal and formal leadership position differences, as well as the definitions of transactional leadership, transformative leadership and culturally proficient leadership.
Randall Lindsey talks about being aware of your own cultural background to better understand others.
Randall Lindsey and Raymond Terrell lead a workshop on reflection and dialogue to deepen participants' understanding of themselves and how they react to others.
This film examines the cultural proficiency continuum. Learn the values and principles given in this continuum to overcome cultural blindness.
Randall Lindsey explains how the continuum can be used as a diagnostic tool to measure cultural proficiency.
Randall Lindsey reminds educators of the personal element in education leadership.
Developing Language with Story Books
In this interview, Christine Phillips describes using story books as a language building tool and segway into drama.
Dix's Behavior Fixes
Paul Dix begins a video series giving recommendations on effective behavior management methods with young children.
Dix's Behaviour Fixes
Paul Dix gives a series of recommendations on effective behavior management methods with young children.
This short discusses a multi-sensory approach to help dyslexic students learn sequencing.
A demonstration of how to instruct dyslexic students using multisensory teaching methods.
Early Years Engineering
Germany's answer to its shortage of engineers is an early childhood education resource called the Discovery Box. Siemens donated these science exploration kits to kindergartens all over the country.
Ease the Load
A two-level school management team asks life coach Gladeana McMahon to help bring the team together and make it more effective.
Empowering Family-Teacher Partnerships: Building Connections in Diverse Communities
Active family and/or parental involvement in a child's education impacts how hard a child works and how proud she feels about her educational achievements and efforts. The value of this involvement is that it serves to engender a greater spirit of teamwork and collaboration between the teacher, student and family.
The biggest expectation many parents have is that teachers keep them informed about what's going on with their child. In this tutorial, one teacher talks about how she does this in her classroom by using a class newsletter, making frequent calls to parents informing them of any behavioral and/or academic issues, making herself available, and being readily responsive to email.
A professional teaching journal is a way to keep all your ideas for your future career in teaching. Student Allison Reishman shares her documented idea for student calendars and the benefits.
This tutorial is a resource for teachers who may have children in their schools/classroom that are homeless. Set within the broader context of behavioral issues in school, it is important for the teacher or counselor to weigh these issues against the particular child's whole situation. This tutorial provides several examples of scenarios in which homelessness may affect the behavior of students and how the teacher can navigate these scenarios.
Homeless children and their families continue to value school and what it provides even while under overwhelming duress. Parents see school as important and a priority and work hard to keep that stability for their child.
Communication between parents and educators of special needs children is vital. Portfolios can provide parents evidence of how their child is doing, how the teacher is meeting the child's needs and the assessment/academic tools being used.
Modern and classic migrant families utilize services for their children. In either situation, migrant families will receive a 3 year window of services that follows the student through possible relocations.
To connect with the student and family of an incoming English as second language (ESL) student conduct a home visit and have an items in your classroom in the student's native language on the day he or she arrives.
When working with English Language Learners and their families, be very specific, speak directly to them and utilize resources such as translators and older siblings. This will aid in limiting misunderstandings between teacher, student and parent.
In this tutorial, a student teacher discusses curriculum night at his school and why he finds it useful. Curriculum night is an informal event where teachers and parents come together and talk about classroom expectations and the importance of parental involvement in their child's education. Additionally, curriculum night presents an opportunity for individual parent-teacher conferences to be scheduled and planned, providing a platform for any additional questions the parents may have.
Every Child Matters
Tom is a primary school student with Asperger's syndrome. His father and support workers describe how integrated services make it possible for him to thrive in a mainstream school.
EYFS Professional Knowledge
Professor Amita Gupta suggests that success in early childhood development will not always be measurable.
Formative Assessment and Personalised Learning
At Westbury Park Primary School, educators use animal metaphors and learning dimensions to involve students in formative assessment.
Great Lesson Ideas
Three primary school educators demonstrate hands-on methods for engaging students in history instruction and giving students a working concept of time progression.
An overview of various methods and tactics on education, reporting and teaching techniques for cyberbullying.
Teacher Rachel Dixon demonstrates her hands-on approach to teaching the principles of light.
Physics teacher Lynn MacDougall uses costumes and comedy to demonstrate physics concepts to her students.
Teacher Tracy Stuart demonstrates the vocabulary exercise she uses with students to help them decipher word problems in mathematics.
Great Primary Lesson Ideas
Teacher Sophie Crump demonstrates her hands-on method for introducing students to fractions.
Three teachers demonstrate and discuss their creative approach to teaching Viking history, using a mock archeological dig, comic strips, and a game of persuasion.
Inspirational CPD Training1. APP for Primary Science - Counting Caterpillars with Deborah Herridge (Inspirational CPD Training)
Deborah Herridge demonstrates how simple, hands-on experiments fit into the APP standard.
Introduction to Teaching
Three teachers discuss why they love their jobs.
Michael Frank, a mathematics teacher in New York, discusses his bilingual approach to math instruction.
Three teachers discuss strategies for addressing the needs of individual students. They suggest involving parents, establishing processes and boundaries, and challenging students to establish new behavior patterns.
American school teachers discuss interacting with the growing number of Hispanic families that have arrived in their communities.
Educators discuss various methods for encouraging parent involvement in their children's school.
The film examines lesson planning, its benefits and the importance of teacher collaboration and cooperation.
Teachers in primary and secondary education discuss classroom management strategies for engaging and motivating students to best use limited time.
Group work is examined in this film. Group discussion and group-based projects strategies are explained.
This video explores the practical purposes of technology in the classroom. Several teachers discuss various ways they use technology in the classroom and the benefits of that technology.
This film examines strategies that teachers can use to check for understanding including self-assessment, self-corrections, whiteboards, Google docs, and Google plus.
Educators talk about following their passions for their careers and make recommendations for professional success.
This film examines the use of open-ended questions in the classroom. With no "wrong answer" possible, children have the opportunity to share their ideas freely.
Secondary social studies teachers discuss a group activity called a "Do Now" scenario that helps students make a connection between their prior knowledge and the subject of the day.
Junk Food Science
Two teachers lead the KS2 Snack Bar lesson in their classroom, asking students to act as a scientific advisory panel to analyze nutritional data and make recommendations about licensing or banning a new snack bar.
Just for Governors
A panel of school governors reviews an at-risk student situation and assesses the school's response to it.
Three new school governors take on tasks to better learn their roles and responsibilities within the schools.
This game show quizzes school governors on how well they understand the data they receive and whether they can transform the data into meaningful improvements for their schools.
Learning Through Play
Teachers from the Troedyrhiw Infant School discuss the play-based curriculum they have adopted, and how it allows students to really engage in and understand numbers.
A demonstration of lesson planning and assessment for early primary school math.
Lessons from Alberta
Alberta, Canada, has the most successful public education system in the English-speaking world. Interviews with Alberta's teachers and school administrators examine the how and why of their achievement.
Mentoring Student Teachers
A student teacher, mentor, and administrator portray and explain the processes of classroom observation and feedback for student teachers.
This film documents an experiment of the removal of electronics from the home for a whole two weeks. Shown are the improvements it had on the children and the parent's struggles.
Primary Assessment for Learning
Educator Julia Turner involves her students in a lesson based on formative assessment principles.
Educators Julia Turner and Marziyah Panju review the formative assessment and student-centered learning practices Turner employs in her classroom. They emphasize the importance of establishing clear intentions at the beginning of a lesson, as well as engaging students in every step of the process.
Teacher Christine Maquire demonstrates the assessments she uses with her first-grade students, many of whom are learning English as a second language.
Educators from Priory Lane Junior School discuss how they transitioned from a teacher-centered model to a team model, and how this is benefiting their students.
Primary ICT SOS
Two teachers find ways to use technology to enhance their students' learning. In math class, students use computers to investigate geometry. In a younger class, children create a story with sound effects and drawings.
Ravensbury Community School has strong ties to its community and the parents of its students. These ties benefit the school and community in the form of parenting education, financial support, and outreach.
Progression in Primary Maths
The early childhood teachers and teaching assistants at Great Barr Primary School explain how they use a personalized approach to teach and assess math skills.
Putting FACES on the Data
This film examines district improvement. Based on the book “The 14 Parameters,” author Lyn Sharratt describes frameworks vital to creating interdependent practitioners. She disucsses the most important parameter: focus on shared beliefs and understanding.
A Canadian school utilizes a program in which students write their own tests and assessment is conducted mutually amongst their teachers.
This film examines learning style surveying. Teachers can utilize surveys to explore students learning styles, especially in the beginning of the academic school year when they are unknown.
Teacher Joanne Trim discusses how she utilizes verbal feedback and photographs to show student progress to her kindergarteners.
In this interview, Roula Johnson describes how descriptive feedback looks in the educational setting.
Teacher Rahim Karmali reflects on assessment practices; focusing on student self assessment and the benefits of its practice.
To begin the school year, French teacher Melanie Jespersen has students create getting-to-know-you posters that list personal interests as well as strengths and weaknesses. She then later uses details from the posters as a guide and teaching tool.
Teacher Kathy Brezynskie describes how her school uses “Stickies” to track student progress.
Teaching professionals discuss the benefits of using personalized hard-copy reference sheets, known as "stickies" for each of the students in a school.
This film introduces data walls that can be used for tracking student progress.
Liz Anderson suggests asking both students and their families directly for personal information in order to collect thorough and usable student data.
Special Education teacher, Ryan McCluskey describes how he uses sticky notes in his classroom to involve students in identifying and achieving specific IEP goals.
A team of teachers uses stickies to categorize students by their type of need, as a precursor to planning how best to intervene.
By categorizing students with different colored sticky notes and different progression levels—below standard, at standard, above standard—teachers and administrators create an overview of data to refer to.
Teacher Christine Phillips describes her experience with collaborative marking.
Christine Phillips uses a thinking matrix with sentence starters in the classroom to help her students develop high-order questions.
This film discusses learning goals and success criteria for kindergarten level students.
Middle school teachers discuss planning learning goals with students in a mutual language.
Involving students in establishing learning goals increases understanding and students' goal-directedness.
This filmexamines the instructional focus on open-ended critical thinking questions in the classroom settting.
This film examines thick questions in the classroom setting. Natalie Massicotte, a grade six teacher, offers several strategies and approaches for answering thick questions that take the diverse spectrum of learning styles into consideration.
In this video, teachers Melanie Jespersen and Natalie Massicotte showcase how an anchor chart is used in the classroom. Anchor charts help model the formative steps/tasks necessary for a student to complete a problem and thus serve as a visual reference point for students when faced with similar problems or questions throughout the school year.
Kindgarten teacher Joanne Trim uses running records in order to produce formative assessments of her students.
Sixth grade social studies teacher, Erika Chin, decides to experiment with an inquiry-based social studies unit in her classroom this term. In this film, she walks us through her slow and methodical pedagogical process; Starting with an engaging guiding statement for the unit, Chin cultivates main ideas and supports active and attentive listening skills in her students. By eventually developing their own inquiries, her students will have an opportunity to delve deeper into the content of the unit while exploring their own critical viewpoints.
High yield instructional strategies are examined.
A middle school teacher discusses reading and literacy strategies she uses to teach her students.
This film gives an example of differentiated instruction in social studies.
This film discusses differentiated math instruction. Hear from a teacher who practices differentiated teaching and the strategies she uses in the classroom.
Kindergarten teacher Joanne Trim talks about how she pulls out the big ideas from her curriculum and presents these ideas on a literal and visible wall in her classroom. Trim's "Our Big Ideas" wall serves as a reminder to herself and to her students of specific learning concepts and their applicability to the classroom environment.
This film examines interactive writing in the classroom setting.
This short film examines cross-curricular instruction.
In this short film, kindergarten teacher Joanne Trim discusses her use of digital photography as a catalyst for various writing exercises. Starting with a digital photo, her students practice working with basic sentence structure by honing in on certain words that may work well with the content of their picture. After the word selection process is complete, sentences are developed to illustrate the digital photos and compiled in a journal demarcating their writing and composition.
This film discusses co-teaching and the processes of co-teaching for improvement in the classroom.
Joanne Trim describes the use of routines in the classroom as a way to encourage and develop independent work.
A group of teachers are shown at a case management meeting, discussing students who are struggling with specific issues and exploring ways to resolve these problems.
The case management approach is examined in this film. Through collaboration among teachers and an overall understanding of student progress, teachers can assess students' work to achieve a greater understanding of their strengths and progress toward achievement..
At the beginning of the school year, Grade 6 teacher Melanie Jespersen posts a learning wall in her classroom to model her learning expectations for the year. As the units progress, she creates a learning cycle chart developed from the curriculum document(s) containing an overarching concept and a cluster of expectations, making a concise and collaborative student and parent friendly map for learning criteria and objectives.
A mentor text is a text that has been specifically chosen because of it's relevance to a subject area. In the classroom, the use of a mentor text can help children build vocabulary, explore particular subjects, and develop reading skills.
Learn ways to utilize a morning message in the classroom to enhance teaching.
Post diagnostics, a language block is established with modeled, shared and guided reading practices that focus on individual reading levels and establishing independent learners.
Teacher Christine Phillips describes the strategies she uses to bolster the skills of the language learners in her classes.
Kindergarten teacher, Joanne Trim structures her teaching day in three large blocks of time that she terms "learning blocks." The first learning block focuses on language development and literacy. The second flows seemlessly from the first and is guided by the educator in a mathematical direction--using a mathematical lens to examine elements of the first block. The third learning block is about integrating the lessons of the first two blocks and exploring the lessons of the day.
A balanced literacy program contains 20 minutes of silent reading, 20 minutes of guided reading and 20 minutes of an academic unit on a specific genre.
Using an instructional walk, educators discuss the importance of each student's learning journey being set up for success. Reinforcing academic vocabulary, connections to self, text and world, self-evaluation, choice and voice in learning, making work visual and public, using questions to deepen understanding and establishing routines are many of the tools shown in this successful classroom.
This tutorial is about monitoring instructional high yield strategies through walking daily in the classroom, talking to students, and looking for visible learning aids.
A staff learning center is a place of collaboration and focus for staff. Teachers use critical thinking to understand students, track progress and gains, foster an environment of learning, and ultimately connect and understand each student as a whole.
Creating a culture of innovation and risk-taking during collaboration will open dialogue among teachers and ultimately enhance their teaching strategies and abilities.
As principal, there is opportunity to be a lead learner and to engage students in dialogue about their education as well as be a positive role model in active learning.
Engaging parents, culture and student background is a positive way to build a school community that would otherwise be blocked by cultural and linguistic barriers.
To increase communication and add context, parents can choose to have a translator provided at important parent-educator meetings and to have the school newsletter translated into their primary language.
Resource Review1. Engaging Parents: Behaviour Techniques, Learning Support Course, Improving GCSEs Book (Resource Review)
A group of teachers review and recommend three different parent engagement resources.
Journalist and economist Liam Halligan talks to sources in the government, academia, and schools in an effort to untangle the complexities of school funding.
Secondary Assessment for Learning
Formative assessment allows teachers and students to see where students are in the learning process. Formative assessment techniques like peer assessment, open-ended questions, feedback, and self-assessment help students develop the skills needed to further their own learning.
Teachers Heidi Boyes and Romany Hughes display and discuss how they use assessment for learning in their geography classes. They discuss the strong and weak points of using this style of assessment.
Teachers Yvonne Hill, Helen Wilkin, Jenny Davies, and Will Latimer discuss their approaches to engaging girls in ICT (computer) education.
A head teacher and three fundraising professionals sit down to discuss best practices in raising school funds.
Bristol Metropolitan Academy offers Arabic as a language course to its pupils, who are more than 50% English language learners. Teacher Said Benchama discusses his approach.
Secondary Middle Managers
Middle school leaders talk about the practices they use in skills coaching, staff assessment, and school evaluation.
Secondary Study Skills
Teacher Mike Burr discusses how to use new technology in lessons to motivate students.
Science teacher Simon Pugh-Jones discusses the orchid-growing program at his school and the outcomes it has had in terms of student achievement and community collaboration.
Educators review two very different lessons for students with special needs. The first, from Woodlands Special School, is a history lesson packed with strategies for special needs students. The second, a collaborative project with Little Stanmore Primary School, combines mainstream and special needs students for an interactive Shakespeare workshop.
Sue Cowley's Classroom and Behaviour Management
Sue Cowley offers positive reinforcement techniques to year five teacher Chris Farnen.
Isaac Anoom uses pattern spotting to introduce algebra in a year 6 math class.
Teacher Isaac Anoom demonstrates a problem-solving lesson, then discusses its benefits and drawbacks with other educators.
Together with two colleagues, teacher Tracy Stuart evaluates the electricity lesson she taught to her elementary school students.
The Primary A-Z of…
Educators talk about rewards and incentives for primary students: what works, what doesn't, and why.
The Pupils A-Z of…
Students talk about what they like and don't like about school, teachers, and different ways of learning.
The Secondary A-Z of…
Educators talk about rewards and incentives for secondary students: what works, what doesn't, and why.
Thinking of Becoming an Academy
An overview of the procedures and benefits of changing from a local authority school to an academy.
Tips from the Top
Jo Perry discusses school staff management policies and practices with headteacher Lois Whittaker.
Jo Perry visits with a headteacher to discuss staff management policies and best practices.
Jo Perry discusses planning class field trips with teacher Vanessa Kelsall.