May 19, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Two new DVDs from the Agency for Instructional Technology are targeted to both teachers and their students. Classroom management and math are the hot topics of these multimedia discs.
Managing the Disruptive Classroom: Strategies for Educators, a perennial favorite, provides teachers, administrators, parents, and students with a proven set of strategies for managing classrooms and dealing with disruptive behavior. One 60-minute program and a 32-page facilitator’s guide are included in the DVD, which features two workshops by famed school psychologist, Robert Wubbolding. Workshop 1, “Reality Therapy in the Classroom,” Part 1, features an interview with Dr. Wubbolding that introduces the fundamental principles and strategies of reality therapy and examines the benefits it offers. Part 2, “Using Reality Therapy” shows teachers certified in reality therapy working with students in two Detroit-area schools. Workshop 2, “Dealing with Disruptive Behavior,” is also a two-parter. Part 3, “Simulating Interventions,” applies reality therapy to typical classroom situations and demonstrates contrasting intervention methods with simulation. Part 4, “Practicing Interventions,” provides a set of “trigger events” for practicing effective techniques and role-playing activities.
Math Can Take You Places transports students into the heart of mathematics by combining real-world application with fast-paced classroom footage. Students see patterning, equivalency, reasonableness, measurement, and problem solving through the eyes of five different professionals. This series for students in grades 3 through 6 is accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum package that includes 25 lesson plans, student games, activities, a Web site, and more. Each video is also available in Spanish with modified lesson plans that include ESL teaching strategies. Five 5-minute professional development programs are designed to train novice mathematics teachers on best practices: Using Manipulatives, Mathematics in Everyday Life, Incorporating the Internet, Teaching Algebraically, and Incorporating Video.
For more information about these exciting new products and pricing—or about the Agency for Instructional Technology—visit AIT’s online catalog.