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Five Minute Film Festival

5-Minute Film Festival

Enjoy these thoughtfully-curated playlists of informative, compelling short videos about all things related to teaching and learning.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.

5-Minute Film Festival: Inspiring Graduation Speeches

Graduation season is full of both introspection and anxiety for teachers and students alike, but these graduation speeches are sure to inspire and delight everyone.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Travel for Teachers

Whether you have the resources to travel internationally or just take a short trip, traveling can be enriching both personally and professionally for educators. Watch the videos in this playlist for some ideas!

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5-Minute Film Festival: Turning Bystanders Into Upstanders Against Bullying

Transforming bystanders into "upstanders" is an effective strategy for bullying prevention. This collection of videos and resources will show students how to speak out when they see someone being bullied.

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5-Minute Film Festival: 9 Videos on News Literacy

How can you help your students begin to separate fact from fiction in the news? This collection of videos and resources will get you started.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Comics in the Classroom

Graphic novels and comics offer many teaching opportunities for educators who want to take advantage of their broad appeal and themes. Find out how to add some bam! to your classroom with this short video playlist.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom-Management Techniques

The first few weeks of the school are a crucial time for setting student expectations in behavior and academics. This video playlist of classroom-management techniques will help you refresh your strategies for the new year!

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5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers

Have you ever wondered how the world around you works? Physics can tell you! Check out these ten YouTube creators who are making videos all about the physical world.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips

How can you broaden your kids' horizons without actually going anywhere? These videos and resources for virtual field trips will inspire you to try a few engaging web-based explorations.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Inspirational Teachers

What inspired you to become an educator? For many people, an exceptional teacher can inspired a lifelong interest in education. This video playlist collects stories of inspiring educators across the country.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, but you can teach your students about sustainability and environmental stewardship all year round. It doesn't take much for kids to feel like they can make a difference for our planet, inspiring them to be life-long environmentalists.

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Excellent classroom management is a key part of a good school year.
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5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom-Management Techniques

The first few weeks of the school are a crucial time for setting student expectations in behavior and academics. This video playlist of classroom-management techniques will help you refresh your strategies for the new year!

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5-Minute Film Festival: Inspirational Teachers

What inspired you to become an educator? For many people, an exceptional teacher can inspired a lifelong interest in education. This video playlist collects stories of inspiring educators across the country.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour

This collection of short videos explores "Genius Hour," a method that gives students one hour per week to focus on a project of their choice. Imagine what your students can do when they're able to pursue their interests in the classroom!

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5-Minute Film Festival: 5 Videos to Explore Growth Mindset

Learn more about how mindset can affect learning with this collection of videos—for everyone from preschoolers to parents.

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5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Podcasts for Learning

Intrigued by the world of podcasting? This Five-Minute Film Festival features videos, resources, and articles to help any educator get started using podcasts in the classroom as a learning tool.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Culturally Responsive Teaching

The changing racial and cultural landscape of America is certainly a much-discussed topic -- some researchers studying U.S. Census data and demographics even say that America could be a "minority majority" country as early as 2050. While the barriers between...

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