VideoModeling® Anger Management Control

One of the greatest gifts a parent or educator can give to a developmentally disabled person is a “toolbox” for dealing with his or her own emotions. The ability to respond to emotional stimuli neither as an aggressor nor as a victim, but rather as a “cool, in-control being” can have positive, life-long consequences. The […]

SEL & why it matters

              Social Emotional Learning ~ The Missing Piece In ESSA Compliance What is social and emotional learning?             Social and Emotional Learning, or SEL, is a broad term. SEL is something most teachers have been doing on their own on some level for decades, out of necessity for their students. When you help your students work […]

The Basics of Bullying and How You Can Help Students Prevent & Cope With It

We hear about bullying so often it has become somewhat of a buzzword. Not all bad behavior, or even mean behavior, is considered bullying. Before we can prevent bullying or help kids deal with it, it is important for teachers, parents, and kids to be able to identify bullying when it happens. What is Bullying? […]

Special Education’s Most Popular Video Series Just Got a Makeover – See What’s New

Circles Intimacy & Relationships: Level 1 – New and Improved You asked, and we listened! The Circles Intimacy & Relationships: Level 1 curriculum has been totally updated. Featuring the same proven-effective paradigm as before, Circles Level 1 has been completely remade to teach students social boundaries through the most up-to-date examples of typical relationships. With […]

Back-to-School Checklist: Planning Tips For New and Veteran Teachers

Are you ready for the first day? It’s back to school soon! Whether you are a veteran or first-year teacher, your mind is probably swirling with all you have to do, and you’re afraid you will forget something vital. Here is our back-to-school checklist to help you start your year off right. Class & Classroom […]

7 Engaging Ways To Teach Your Students Social Skills

How many can you think of? The new school year is just around the corner and with it comes plenty of excitement, stress, and planning. By now, you’ve reflected upon your last year and have determined which strategies, topics, lessons, etc., were successful and which flopped. With this insight, you can better organize your schedule. […]

How Teachers Can Promote Prosocial Behavior in Students

Bullying is arguably one of the most significant challenges our schools face today. Bullying happens often and sometimes results in catastrophic consequences. Kids who are victims of bullying have a hard time learning, they have reduced self-esteem, and are susceptible to depression. In the worst cases, bullying has led to suicide or violence toward other […]

Pop Culture in The Classroom: How & Where to Incorporate It

Let’s face it, when it comes to school, there are just some subjects kids aren’t interested in. Teachers have to get creative and find ways to pique their students’ interest. Incorporating pop culture into the classroom, when done right, engages students and can help make content more relevant. What Can You Teach With Pop Culture? […]

Improv in the Classroom: 5 Skills it Teaches & Activities to Nurture Them

Improv is a tool you probably haven’t thought of using in the classroom, but you should. Improv and teaching have more in common than you might think. Teachers improvise frequently, and no, this doesn’t mean they don’t prepare. It means that despite thorough preparation, nothing ever goes exactly as planned. Any teacher can tell you […]

How to Teach Students Assertiveness to Respond- Not React- to Conflicts

Most people fall somewhere on a continuum of communication styles. At one end of the continuum, they are passive, while on the other end fall those who are aggressive. Kids sometimes tend to hang out at one end or the other. Sometimes they are Cold, and hang out on the passive side getting trampled on, […]

Benefits of Humor & Why You Should Incorporate it into Your Classroom

Everyone enjoys a good laugh. But did you know humor has scores of mental and physical health benefits? Plus, humor can help students learn! How Humor Affects Your Body Laughter has many positive effects on your body and your brain. When you laugh, your brain releases chemicals and hormones that help lift your mood and […]

The Stanfield Way

The child who is ‘left behind’ most is the one who leaves school without transition readiness.

Dr. James Stanfield, Ed.D.

Stanfield Special Education Curriculum

VideoModeling® Programs

VideoModeling® is a ground-breaking teaching concept originated by the James Stanfield Company that’s used in thousands of public and private schools across America and Canada for special education needs.

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Stanfield Special Education Curriculum

My students were glued to the screen. Love Stanfield’s humor. This is the way to teach social skills.

Susan Simon, Principal

Using Humor to Teach Social Skills

Humor = Retention

We believe you learn best when you laugh. By making the classroom experience more comfortable and enjoyable, humor can make teaching and learning more effective, especially for the K12 segment. At Stanfield, we use humor as an integral part of our curricula.

If you as a speaker don’t help your audience to remember your lessons, then you’re wasting everyone’s time. Humor… can help accomplish that needed retention…

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