Good Morning Mission Hill (also by Tom and Amy Valens) follows a year at a progressive urban public school, exploring how one school community supports creative teaching and learning for the whole child.
To Make A Difference The first documentary Tom Valens made of the San Geronimo Open Classroom in the early 80′s!
We All Know Why We’re Here Follows Leslie Stein teaching second grade in Central Park East Elementary School 1, New York in 1979. Central Park East was the first progressive public school founded by Deborah Meier.
180 Days Well Spent – spend 13 wonderful minutes at Ella Baker Public Elementary School and the Bloomingdale Family Project, both in New York City.
Beyond Measure From rural Kentucky to New York City, schools that are breaking away from an outmoded, test-driven education are shaping a new vision for our classrooms.
Changing Education Paradigms A dry name, but great animation of a Sir Ken Robinson speech
Children Full of Life I cry every time I watch this. Powerful teaching from Japan.
Collection Folders at CPE1 This half hour video gives a very full real-time experience of the day graduating 5th grade students review work they have done throughout their years at Central Park East 1, a public school in New York City. CPE1 teacher Jose Sandin cares deeply about the place of leisure in education. His documentary, which allows us to catch the nuance in each child’s experience, reminds us of the importance of giving children time to reflect.