Alabama Public Television Video: Going To School http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/nola.asp?NOLA1=GTS Video episodes of Going To School from Alabama Public Television. Language: The Key to Learning http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=912 The information in this guide is based on the research of Drs. Craig and Sharon Ramey and others who have studied for many years how children develop. Recent research on brain development has confirmed that learning takes place even before a baby is born. This same research supports the fact that a child’s first and most influential teachers are her parents. This section describes how adults in a child’s first months and years can be the best teachers to a most willing pupil. Language: The Key to Learning http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television The Ten Hallmarks http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=322 Research studies have repeatedly shown there are certain hallmarks that almost all successful students share. These hallmarks reflect a coming together of the child’s home life, skills, type of teacher, school expectations and supports for learning in early years. The Ten Hallmarks http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Your Unique Child http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=321 Parents are lucky to see their child grow and become an individual, not a carbon copy of anyone, but a unique person. Looking at a child’s strengths can be a way to help him improve weaknesses. Appreciating children for who they are and not trying to make them into what parents would life for them to become is key to fully recognizing the miracle of each one’s individuality. Your Unique Child http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Teachers and Friends: Academic and Social Sides of School http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=319 In today’s school, expectations of what children are to know have been extended, and this has created pressures for teachers, children and parents. Young children are expected to show more initiative in solving problems and to think of new ways of doing things. In this way, school has become more academically challenging and interesting. Although children are accomplishing more at an earlier age, educators and parents have an obligation to keep what children experience fun and enjoyable. Teachers and Friends: Academic and Social Sides of School http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television How to Prepare for Big School http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=318 The first day of “big school” is one filled with excitement and possible anxiety for a child AND the parents! In preparation for the BIG day, parents and extended family members should make sure all the details have been handled so starting school is as stress free as possible. This episode identifies specific things that can be accomplished in the months and weeks leading up to school entry, so the first day is one that will go smoothly and be filled with happiness for the entire family. How to Prepare for Big School http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Parents Families and Schools http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=317 When a child enters school, his family enters school right along with him. While it is possible for a child to succeed in school without parent involvement, it is not very likely. The daily conversations with children as to what they thought about the books they read in class, or the way they felt when someone broke in line,” make them realize their family is interested in their day. Parents Families and Schools http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Guide and Limit Protect Celebrate http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=316 Knowing when to “put your foot down” and when to give children some “space” is one of the most difficult things parents have to wrestle with throughout childhood and adolescence. Guide and Limit Protect Celebrate http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Encourage Mentor Rehearse http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=315 Mentoring, encouraging and rehearsing are three of “The Seven Essentials” that this section examines more closely. All three are actions parents and other important people in the life of a child can practice as par of establishing a love to learn. Encourage Mentor Rehearse http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television The Seven Essentials http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=314 Parents are often overwhelmed with information on what to do for their child and when to do it. This section introduces parents and others who are important in the life of a child to the seven essentials that Drs. Craig and Sharon Ramey developed based on their research on how best to prepare children for going to school. The Seven Essentials http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television Going to School http://www.aptv.org/VideoRoom/viewprogram.asp?FileID=313 The information in this guide is based on the research of Drs. Craig and Sharon Ramey and others who have studied for many years how children develop. Recent research on brain development has confirmed that learning takes place even before a baby is born. This same research supports the fact that a child’s first and most influential teachers are her parents. This section describes how adults in a child’s first months and years can be the best teachers to a most willing pupil. Going to School http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/1.0 nonadult Alabama Public Television