A set of four of the most powerful and versatile CPD video resources in the collection. Covering top teaching methods, understanding the brain, learning difficulties, and how to avoid painful mistakes.
1. The Top Ten Methods
This DVD covers ten of the most effective teaching methods as identified by thousands of experiments conducted worldwide.The video is presented by Mike Bell, with many methods explained by Geoff Petty, author of Evidence-Based Teaching.
Each method is explained and then, in most cases, you see the method in use in real classrooms by ordinary teachers (filmed by Mediamerge's "Classroom Observation" specialists).
This pack also contains a CD with a printable booklet of supporting material.
2. How Brains Learn
Based on the latest research, this film explains, in a jargon-free and accessible way, how the brain learns, and why some students find learning difficult. After studying this video you will better understand:
- The learning process
- Why some students find learning difficult, and forget so easily
- Why some topics are harder than others
- Why some commonly accepted views about learning are myths
- Why some teaching methods work so well
With this new knowledge you will be able to improve learning.
3. Learning Difficulties: Different Brains
How are the brains of people with learning difficulties different and how can we help them?
This film covers four main areas:
- Attention Deficit
- Autistic Spectrum
Using models and diagrams, Mike Bell explains how the latest research can help teachers both understand their pupils and improve their learning. Since all the skills of the brain can be improved with practice, we include proven methods to help students in each of the four areas.
4. Edu-Wash (NEW)
This film looks at 25 things to avoid in education. There are two main ways to improve learning: either we implement methods and policies which have been shown to be more effective, or we can ditch those which, the evidence shows, are ineffective.
They range from the silly: playing them Mozart; to the expensive: reducing class size. The film is in 3 sections, great for use in staff meetings and training sessions as a source of discussion. (It is also useful to managers to view in private, so they can quietly drop expensive mistakes!)
Key areas covered:
- Myths about the brain
- Ineffective methods
- Expensive mistakes
- What does work?
Licences for local authorities and training providers available.