October 17, 2013

Tim Wise: On White Privilege

"In this spellbinding lecture, Tim Wise ... offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America. Expertly overcoming the defensiveness that often surrounds these issues, Wise provides a non-confrontational explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color, but to white people as well. This is an invaluable classroom resource: an ideal introduction to the social construction of racial identities, and a critical new tool for exploring the often invoked - but seldom explained - concept of white privilege.".
U. Michigan public performance rights obtained.
Lecture filmed at Middlebury College.

A real eye opener, outstanding. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 47994-D Released in 2008 57 minutes

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September 17, 2013

Compassion in emptiness

Each year, His Holiness the Dalai Lama travels the world, offering teachings and public talks to individuals from many different faiths and backgrounds. In 2010, His Holiness traveled to New York City to teach A Commentary on Bodhicitta by Nagarjuna and A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Shantideva. In his talk, His Holiness discusses ways in which one can achieve the realization of selflessness and ultimately achieve inner peace, which generates a genuine sense of responsibility.
Disc. 1. Public talk-disc. 2. Teachings -day one -disc. 3. Teachings -day two-disc. 4. Teachings -day three.

Outstanding, hours of joy and knowledge. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 55221-D Released in 2001 835 minutes

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September 12, 2013

A private universe ; Minds of our own

"How can students graduate from prestigious schools like Harvard or MIT and not even know some of the most basic ideas in science taught in grade school? These award-winning programs investigate the answers to this perplexing question, and help reveal why science taught in schools can so oftern end up unlearned"

Very insightful with alternative ideas about teaching and learning. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 43195-D
Based on two programs: A private universe, originally issued in 1989, and Minds of our own, originally issued in 1997.
140 minutes

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July 16, 2013


Presents proven and effective strategies and accommodations to help students with ADHD, learning disabilities and other related disorders become successful in classroom settings.

This is the best one I have seen so far.

Askwith Media Library 50446-D 2008

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ADHD in adults

This videotape contains interviews with adults who suffer from the disorder and describes symptoms. Russell Barkley details his new theory of ADHD, which explains why these adults have difficulty making adjustments in their lives.

Askwith Media Library 49742-D 1994

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Teach me different

Professor Smith demonstrates simple techniques used to guide learning disabled children to academic success.

Askwith Media Library 42616-D 2001

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March 29, 2012


An introduction and explanation of the basic concepts through to the higher level concepts of the theory of Chaos. ~Mike

Part 1. lecture 1. The chaos revolution -- lecture 2. The clockwork universe -- lecture 3. From clockwork to chaos -- lecture 4. Chaos found and lost again -- lecture 5. The return of chaos -- lecture 6. Chaos as disorder--the butterfly effect -- lecture 7. Picturing chaos as order--strange attractors -- lecture 8. Animating chaos as order--iterated maps -- lecture 9. How systems turn chaotic -- lecture 10. Displaying how systems turn chaotic -- lecture 11. Universal features of the rought to chaos -- lecture 12. Experimental tests of the new theory --|a Part 2. lecture 13. Fractals--the geomtery of chaos -- lecture 14. The properties of fractals -- lecture 15. A new concept of dimension -- lecture 16. Fractals around us -- lecture 17. Fractals inside us -- lecture 17. Fractals inside us -- lecture 18. Fractal art -- lecture 18. Fractal art -- lecture 19. Embracing chaos--from tao to space travel -- lecture 20. Cloaking messages with chaos -- lecture 21. Chaos in health and disease -- lecture 22. Quantum chaos -- lecture 23. Synchronization -- lecture 24. The future of science.

Taught by: Professor Steven Strogatz, Cornell University.

4 videodiscs 720 minutes

Askwith Media Library 54705-D 2008

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The queen of the sciences

This is an outstanding series. It covers the basics to higher level math concepts. However being a "talking head" presentation intitiative may be required. ~Mike

Pt. 1, lecture 1. What is mathematics? -- lecture 2. Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics -- lecture 3. Greek mathematics, Thales to Euclid -- lecture 4. Greek mathematics, Archimedes to Hypatia -- lecture 5. Astronomy and the origins of trigonometry -- lecture 6. Indian mathematics, trigonometry blossoms -- lecture 7. Chinese mathematics, advances in computation -- lecture 8. Islamic mathematic, the creation of algebra -- lecture 9. Italian algebraists solve the cube -- lecture 10. Napier and the natural logarithm -- lecture 11. Galileo and the mathematics of motion -- lecture 12. Fermat, Descartes, and analytic geometry.
pt. 2, lecture 13. Newton, modeling the universe -- lecture 14. Leibniz and the emergence of calculus -- lecture 15. Euler, calculus proves its promise -- lecture 16. Geometry, from Alhambra to Escher -- lecture 17. Gauss, invention of differential geometry -- lecture 18. Algebra becomes the science of symmetry -- lecture 19. Modern analysis, Fourier to Carleson -- lecture 20. Riemann sets new directions for analysis -- lecture 21. Sylvester and Ramanujan, different worlds -- lecture 22. Fermat's last theorem, the final triumph -- lecture 23. Mathematics, the ultimate physical reality -- lecture 24. Problems and prospects for the 21st century.

4 DVDs 720 minute Lecturer: David M. Bressoud, Macalester College.

Askwith Media Library 49368-D 2008

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