Education and Training
Being biased isn’t always a bad thing, but our biased brains can also mislead us into thinking we’re making good decisions at important moments. This video explores how different types of biases and heuristics can affect peoples’ health, prosperity and even freedoms. With clear explanations and everyday examples, this is important and informative viewing. Show Less
Being biased is a part of life. But knowing when to put the brakes on biases and think about our decisions can make a big difference to living a better life. This video introduces viewers to the concept of unconscious bias, and how it can be both helpful and harmful. With clear explanations and everyday examples, this is important and informative viewing. Show Less
Every day, your brain relies on biases to gamble on making good choices. But sometimes, biases can prompt you to make bad decisions that you wouldn’t normally make. This video explores three common types of bias, explaining what they are and how they can affect your decision-making, for better or for worse. With clear explanations and everyday examples, this is important and informative viewing. Show Less
The Dunning-Kruger effect is often used to argue that people who seem unqualified, or less intelligent, are typically over-confident in their skills. But is the Dunning-Kruger study itself based on biased science? This video explains the study, as well as the controversy surrounding how people interpret its findings. With clear explanations and everyday examples, this is important and informative viewing. Show Less
Changing how our mind works can be a challenging task. But there are some ways that we can guard against our biased mind when decisions really matter. This video explores some strategies to counter unconscious biases, including critical thinking and blinding in scientific studies. With clear explanations and everyday examples, this is important and informative viewing. Show Less
Having something to dream about can really get you through tough times. Dreams give us hope. But what happens when reality gets in the way? Join us for an in-depth discussion of Dreams vs Reality in John Steinbeck’s masterpiece Of Mice and Men. We’ve selected the best examples from the book and analysed the quotes and techniques for you! With our fun animations and easy explanations, literary analysis has never been so enjoyable. Show Less
Join us for a comprehensive lesson on the context of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird reflects the tensions in American society during the Civil Rights Movement. But the novel’s historical, personal and cultural context is so much richer than that! In this lesson, you’ll get to know Harper Lee and find out what really motivated her to write this novel. Along the way, we’ll make strong connections between themes and context so you can write amazing paragraphs! Show Less
Ever wondered how John Steinbeck came up with ideas for his novels? Or maybe you’d like to get to know John Steinbeck a little better. Join us for a fun lesson on the historical context of John Steinbeck’s classic novella, Of Mice and Men. You’ll discover how aspects of Steinbeck’s life influenced his portrayal of the novella’s key themes: Friendship, Dreams vs Reality, Violence and Male Aggression, Prejudice, and Innocence. Show Less
Unpredictable personalities, delicate egos, and poor anger management are a recipe for disaster. Who can step in as a role model? In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck shows us what can happen when misunderstandings and tensions occur among men who live and work together. In this lesson, we analyse the theme of Violence and Male Aggression using a selection of the best quotes from the book. As always, we show you how to analyse the techniques with clear explanations and fun visuals. Language forms/features: metaphor, characterisation, juxtaposition, protagonist, foil, archetype, invectives, visual imagery, simile, allusion, hyperbole, climax, repetition, denouement Show Less
George Milton and Lennie Small sure are an odd pair. Why do they cling to their friendship? Join us as we analyse the theme of friendship in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. You’ll find out why this is an important idea in the novella, and how Steinbeck explores it with language. We’ve picked out the best quotes and we’ll show you how to analyse them! Show Less
Steinbeck doesn’t hold back from uncomfortable topics, and neither should we! Join us for an in-depth analysis of the theme of Prejudice in Of Mice and Men. We take a close look at the characters in this novella who are treated unfairly - whether it’s ableism, ageism, racism, or gender-based prejudice. We’ve selected the best quotes and will show you how to analyse Steinbeck’s literary techniques like a pro! Show Less
People can do terrible things. Sometimes, they simply don’t grasp the consequences of their actions. Other times, they do it for what they believe are the right reasons. How do we judge? John Steinbeck explores the complexity of Innocence in Of Mice and Men against the unforgiving backdrop of 1930s California. Join us for an important lesson on this theme, and how Steinbeck uses language to keep us thinking. Show Less
Discover evidenced based practical approaches to teaching and learning in social studies classes in online, blended and flipped classrooms.
Educators, discover how and why you should incorporate the production of video into social studies classes, and how your students can make a real impact in the world around them by using these skills to become citizen journalists.
Educators share their tips and tricks for successfully using media in their social studies classes when teaching economics.
In this video educators will learn about how to develop critical thinking skills in their social studies classes using media, such as: compare claims, assess credibility and reflect on one’s own process of reasoning.
Educators, discover how and why you should incorporate social media into your social studies classes. Learn how it’s an effective tool, how to safely implement it in classes and how to use social media sites to enhance curriculum and student involvement. Show Less