Videos, Films, and other Media on Education

“25 Best Movies on Education Ever Made”
This is just that – a list of movies – Hollywood Films such as “To Sir with Love” and “Stand and Deliver” as well as documentaries like  ”Race to Nowhere,” and “To Be and to Have.”

AERO (Alternative Education Revolution Organization) Videos
View videos online concerning alternative education, as well as read articles on educational alternatives.

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‘Children Full of Life’ Videos on a different kind of learning – life lessons
Watch the ‘Children Full of Life” learning documentary series 1-5 to see a different kind of classroom experience, where social emotional experience is part of the learning.

Enki Education
30 minute video available for purchase.  Take a “tour of classrooms using the Enki approach, where children sing, dance, use manipulatives, do desk work, do crafts, play, and the like.  Hear how all of this fits into the Enki philosophy from Beth Sutton, Director of Enki Education.”

Grown Without Schooling
107 minute documentary allows you to “Accompany 10 grown homeschoolers from around the country, ranging in age from 19 to 31, as they explore and candidly discuss the lasting influence home education has had on their lives. Produced and edited for the homeschooling community by a lifelong homeschooler.”

Race to Nowhere
Film documents the stories of students who suffer the high pressures our educational system puts upon today’s students to achieve, causing stress-related illness, disengagement from the learning process, and making them ill-prepared for the workplace.

TED Talks Online:

List of all Talks with Education Topics;

Salman Kahn – Let’s Use Video to Re-invent Education
“He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.”

AnnMarie Thomas – Hands-on Science with Squishy Circuits
“Shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers.”

Sugatra Mitra – The Child Driven Education
“Best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.”

Ken Robinson – Changing Education Paradigms
Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD

Ken Robinson – Schools Kill Creativity
“Champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.”

TED-ED Videos
“Private online forum created to shape & accelerate TED’s push into the realm of Education… on how TED can best serve learners around the world.”  Videos can be created by anyone and are usually less than 10 minutes in length.

Geoff Mulgan: A Short Intro to the Studio School
{Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, “for real.” }

Sunni Brown: Doodlers Unite!
Speaks on how doodling is a tool to help people think as she tells us that “studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension — and our creative thinking.”

Waiting for Superman
Film that challenges the belief that schools can’t improve, by showing how families can overcome the inequalities in school systems in poor neighborhoods by creating charter school programs with inspired teachers and high standards for students.  The documentary makes a case against teacher unions which continue to support tenured teachers who are ineffective as well as pushes for less money spent on the school bureaucracy and more for the classroom.

Where We Stand:America’s Schools in the 21st Century – by PBS
View these 12 episodes online.