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This three-times a year newsletter is published by the Renton Technical College Library.  If you have any suggestions for topics, please call the library at     (425) 235-2331, or  email  Laura Staley at

The library has over 1300 videos and DVDs covering the RTC curriculum. Want to know if we have anything for your RTC program? Call us at (425) 235-2331.

The library is located at: 3000 NE Fourth St, Renton, WA 98056


Dealing With Student Conflict


Conflict Resolution for School Personnel. Call  #  371.5 CONFLICT 1999r.   This post-Columbine production is a set of two interactive CD-ROMs. It covers understanding anger, assessing physical threats, dealing with weapon attacks on you or someone else, handling suicide threats, and responding to the presence of weapons on campus.   Each segment has a tutorial and several scenarios where you can answer questions and choose what to do.

Stopping Teasing and Harassment. Call  #:   371.78 STOPPIN 2001t.  Bullying has been linked to school violence. It can sometimes be hard to identify. This video looks at what harassment is and how it prevents learning. It offers tips and an action plan on how to  recognize and stop this behavior in the classroom.  36 minutes.

Managing Student Conflict. Call #:   371.1024 MANAGIN 1999s.  Aimed at a high school teacher audience, this still has useful information for teachers of adults.  Subjects include: What causes anger?  How can you be proactive and set up your classroom environment to diffuse conflict?  And it emphasizes the importance of making explicit rules to encourage respectful interaction among students.  32 minutes.

Keeping Control of the Class. Call  #:   371.1024 KEEPING 1999c.  A disorganized environment can make it easier for students to clash. This excellent overview of classroom organization offers useful tips on classroom organization—and how it can be used to keep students on track, and out of trouble. 28 minutes.



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Stand and Deliver. Call  #:   808.51 GRUMAN 1992. This award-winning movie tells the true story of an East Los Angeles teacher who coaches his poor barrio students to take and pass the National Advanced Placement Calculus Exam.  Emphasizes the  power of education and how a good teacher can change lives.  103 minutes.

The Beauty of Teaching. Call  #:   371.102 BEAUTY 1999t. Talks about everything teachers teach students—not just the curriculum, but self-discipline, work ethic, the existence of a wider world—and the things people enjoy about teaching, including  influencing others and  trying something new every day. 24 minutes.



    Teaching Students with Disabilities


How Difficult Can This Be? Understanding Learning Disabilities.  Call  #: 371.9 HOW-DIF 1989.  Have you ever wondered what your learning disabled students are actually seeing, hearing, experiencing?  This  excellent DVD will give you first-hand experience, and offers tips about how to make their classroom experience more positive. 70 minutes.


Working with Adults with Learning Disabilities. RTC Library carries several of the videos in this series.


Dyslexia: Visual, Auditory, and Dysgraphia. Call  #: 371.91 WORKING 1991-93 v.2.  What is some of the biology behind dyslexia and other learning disorders? What are the symptoms of different kinds of dyslexia?  What does print look like for dyslexics?  What are some strategies to try to improve their reading ability?  An excellent resource for understanding a fairly common learning disorder. (90 minutes.)


Teaching Strategies for the Learning Disabled. Call  #: 371.91 WORKING 1991-93 v.6.  Covers different types of learners—the ones who need space and quiet, the ones who need noise and interaction, and the ones who need personal contact,  and the “splitters” and the “lumpers.” This video looks at the way that the classrooms  (90 minutes.)

And see the other parts of this series:  How to Teach Learning Disabled Students, Part 1. Call  #:   371.91 WORKING 1991-93 v.9 pt 1. And How to Teach Learning Disabled Students, Part 2.   Call  #:   371.91 WORKING 1991-93 v.10 pt 2.  (Both 90 minutes.)




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