The following videos are exemplary for new teachers who are struggling with their careers or in the classroom. You may want to watch some of them to get the gist of what to do on the first day of school. My favourite is Rick Lavoie’s Poker Chips Analogy.
If you love satire and do not suffer a lack of humor, watch YouTube videos of Gerry Dee.
Hosts: Harry KC. Wong & Rosemary T. Wong
Description: Complimenting his book, Harry Wong looks at how teachers need to set up everything from grade books to their classrooms. He stresses the importance of establishing routines and procedures to classroom management from day 1 (First Day of School).
Host: Rick Lavoie
Description: Richard Lavoie provides practical advice to teachers on how to deal with behavioral problems swiftly and effectively. He examines how preventative discipline forestalls many problems before they start. He provides alternatives for teachers and parents to use, in order to make the classroom more predictable and flourishing.
Director: Geraldine Wurzburg
Description: Peter Gwazdauska is a person with Downe Syndrome. For many years he attended classes with children like himself. The film, EDUCATING PETER, examines Peter’s strife in first year in a mainstream classroom. Teachers can examine the strategies, Mts. Stallings and her students used to accept and trust Peter.
Director: Michael Kirk
Description: The 90-minute documentary follows the life of five families with children who struggle with learning disabilities
Title: Beyond the F.A.T. System
Host: Rick Lavoie
Description: F.A.T. (Frustration, Anxiety, Tension) are characteristics which describe many students with learning disabilities. In this video, Lavoie helps parents and teachers understand the source of the characteristics He also helps them move and see beyond; examining the forest and not the trees.