A documentary film for PD??
Yes! The documentary Grey Matters takes a look at the connection between learning and the brain sciences. Three public school teachers use a research based teaching framework, the Brain Targeted Teaching Model, to elevate instruction and engage students. With tangible takeaways and immediately applicable information, Grey Matters is a must see.
Themes covered include:
- Social Emotional Learning
- Arts Integration
- Teacher Efficacy
- Why letting your students know you care matters
- Understanding how stress impacts learning
- Recognizing the brain is always looking for patterns.
- Helping students connect what they already know - to what they are learning
- Why infusing fun into your teaching practice increases retention
You’ll meet high school senior Bri Parker who’s failed more than she’s succeeded; Avery, a 4th grader in Mr. Holbrook’s class, who “loves the way he teaches," and teachers, Vicky Krug, Jeremy Mettler, and Justin Holbrook. Justin was recently named "Teacher of the Year, for Baltimore City and County.
It's a whole child approach and focusing on the whole child starts with understanding how the brain learns.
Grey Matters presents practical strategies, based on research from the brain sciences and cognitive psychology, that can be put into immediate practice. The Brain Targeted Teaching Model is designed for teachers, by a former teacher, Dr. Mariale Hardiman. No special funding or technology required!
Its message of hope and clarity, alongside interested and engaged students, offer a different picture of teaching, learning, and education.
Order your copy today!
To purchase the film, select your organization type. You will receive:
1 Discussion guide, featuring additional resources for further inquiry.
Purchase orders are accepted (W9 available); if you're ordering more than 5 copies, please email to discuss pricing and shipping options: info @ changethelensproductions dot com.
Colleges & Universities
The College & University Screening Kit for allows you to show the film in the
classroom, host a screening at a single location of your institution, and include the DVD in your library's collection. This license is site-specific; if you'd like to show the film at other locations, please select the "Extra site license."
Discussion and Resource Guide
Public Performance License
Associations, Unions, Non-Profits
Use this film to lead a discussion on what's working in public education.
The Grey Matters Screening Kit for Associations, Unions, and Non-Profit organization includes everything you need to share the film with education influencers, lead a discussion about changing education, and resources to learn more.
- Discussion guide
- E-promotional materials
- Institutional and public performance license
This license is valid for screenings at a single location. If you'd like to screen the film at a different location, please add the "Extra Site License" option to your basket.
Extra Site License
This allows you to show the film at one additional site location. If you'd like to host a screening at different locations or campuses please purchase an Extra Site License for each individual location.
K-12 Schools, Individual Purchases
The Grey Matters Screening Kit for K-12 schools includes everything you need to use the film for professional development.
- DVD of the film
- Discussion and resources guide
- E-promotional materials to publicize your screening, if you're inviting additional guests
- Academic and public performance license
This license is site specific. If you have multiple school locations where you would like to screen the film, please add Extra Site License to your basket.