sample EOD programming

Below are listed previous EOD channel line-up categories and programming as broadcast on Time Warner Cable channel 1010 in 2008-2009.  These programs are representative of the wide variety of programming available and illustrative of the ways in which EOD caters to people of all ages and all life-experiences.  It is our belief that EOD is the ideal format for bringing education to everyone.  Learning is for Everyone (LIFE)™

Communications

Active Listening: “You’re not listening!” Beyond paying attention, active listening requires focus on what’s important. Learn a five-step listening process to help make sure you are hearing what you need to hear, and taking action on it.

Effective Emailing: Learn how to write easy to read, targeted emails that will help you communicate effectively at work and at home as well as avoid some of the classic mistakes people make.

Phone Messages: How do you leave a voice message that gets a person to call you back? Program explains exactly how to leave ideal 30-second voice message that, according to research, has the best chance of getting returned.

Writing Great Memos: Learn the 8 step process on how to write easy to read memos that will help you communicate effectively at work and avoid some of the classic mistakes people make.

Management

Conflict Management #1: In this first program of a four-part series on Conflict Management, learn the unavoidable truths that you must accept in dealing with conflict – truths that often run counter to how you most often react.

Conflict Management #2: In this second program of a four-part series on Conflict Management, you will learn six tips for staying in control rather than becoming emotionally “hooked” into a situation like others.

Conflict Management #3: In this third program of a four-part series on Conflict Management, you will learn the five-step process for responding to someone in a conflict situation. This process gives you the chance to help others calm down so that a problem can be resolved.

Conflict Management #4: In this final program of a four-part series on Conflict Management, you will learn how and where to get help when a situation goes beyond your ability to resolve it, and what to do when another person verbally steps over the line.

Defining a Pronoid: Pronoids have delusions of acceptability. They think they’re doing great even as they create problems around them. This program explains how managers can help a pronoid pick up on feedback he/she is missing, while improving performance and people skills.

Discipline Tactics: No manager enjoys disciplining an employee. When discipline is combined with coaching and counseling, however, it works almost flawlessly and without pain. Learn how to address discipline problems with employees while improving morale.

Employee Motivation: To motivate employees you must 1) Define the desired action and 2) Determine what reason will cause a person to want to take that action. This program explains the four motivators (incentives, fear, environment and need satisfaction) and how to utilize them.

Legally Firing: There is a right way–a legal way–and a wrong way to go about the firing
process. You have to run your business and you may need to fire somebody sometime. Watch and learn how to make this painful process less painful.

Legally Hiring: There is a right way–a legal way–and a wrong way to go about the hiring process. Are you ëout of practiceí when it comes to interviewing and selecting new employees? Fix all that with what you learn in this program.

Manager Mistakes: Managers/supervisors can quickly find themselves coping with unfamiliar sets of problems in non-productive ways. This program describes six types of “avoidance managers”, and is an ideal coaching tool for managers and supervisors.

Productive Praise: Praise is one of the most effective motivators available. The self-esteem and productivity of work forces increase when leaders use praise properly. Supervisors who learn how to use this management tool will gain a huge advantage over those who do not.

Sexual Harassment: This program uses real world examples to illustrate rights and obligations regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. Great for both employees and supervisors.

Stop Discrimination: “You can’t do that. It’s discrimination!” Protect yourself, your company, and coworkers by learning about this often misunderstood part of employment law.

TIPC Basics: The TIPC system shows you how to adapt to different personality styles, as well as test your own style. You can download the test online. Directions included in the program.

Performance

Time Management: This program explains the three Ps of personal time management: Plan, Prioritize, and Perform. It identifies the personal and outside time-wasters, and discusses how to organize the “things” in your life that waste time.

Art

Portraits : Art: Showcases exceptional visual arts programs and teaching practices in
schools across Texas; raises awareness of TEKS, best practices in fine arts instruction, and how teachers shape dynamic programs geared toward raising student achievement.

Performance : Art: What are performance expectations in art? This program emphasizes visual arts assessment according to state Essential Knowledge and Skills and features teachers from across Texas. From Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA).

Dance

Portraits : Dance: Showcases exceptional dance programs and teaching practices in schools across Texas; raises awareness of TEKS, best practices in fine arts instruction, and how teachers shape dynamic programs geared toward raising student achievement.

Performance : Dance: What are performance expectations in dance? This program emphasizes dance assessment according to state Essential Knowledge and Skills and features teachers from across Texas. From Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA).

Music

Portraits : Music: Showcases exceptional music programs and teaching practices in schools across Texas; raises awareness of TEKS, best practices in fine arts instruction, and how teachers shape dynamic programs geared toward raising student achievement.

Performance : Music: What are performance expectations in music? This program emphasizes music assessment according to state Essential Knowledge and Skills and features teachers from across Texas. From Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA).

Overview

Portraits : Fine Arts: Showcases exceptional Fine Arts programs and teaching practices in schools across Texas; raises awareness of TEKS, best practices in fine arts instruction, and how teachers shape dynamic programs geared toward raising student achievement.

Theatre

Portraits : Theatre: Showcases exceptional theatre programs and teaching practices in schools across Texas; raises awareness of TEKS, best practices in fine arts instruction, and how teachers shape dynamic programs geared toward raising student achievement.

Performance : Theatre: What are performance expectations in theatre? This program emphasizes theatre assessment according to state Essential Knowledge and Skills and features teachers from across Texas. From Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts (CEDFA).

Patient Education

Patient Safety: Keep yourself and your loved ones safe in the hospital. Patient safety experts say this film is a must see. It could save your life.

Home

Home Selling Prep: “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” doesn’t work when you are trying to sell your home. This program will take you through each room and give you techniques on how to stage your home so the “cover” looks perfect for prospective buyers.

Personal Finance

Paying for College: College will cost WHAT when my kid is 18? If you don’t plan for the future you may have to spend over $252,000 over 4 years at a state college by 2024. Learn how to save using the “Harvey Method” and have no out of pocket costs when your child is 18.

Technology

Buying a Camera: Megapixels, Zoom lens, SD cards, Oh my! In the market for a digital camera? This program helps differentiate among the numerous options offered on today’s digital cameras and select the best option for shutter bug needs.

Danger Free PC: Tired of computer problems? This program, for PC users, explains how to practice safe computing and minimize your computer’s chance of infection from malicious software like viruses and spyware. Topics include e-mail, Internet access safety, and more.

Be Well

Alcohol : Not For Me: Some older kids encourage Jason and Bill to drink beer. The program tells how to avoid such circumstances, and explains how alcohol affects one’s body as well as a person’s judgment and behavior.

Drug Use: Shows the typical evolution from occasional drug use to full-blown addiction and warns that, in some cases, an individual may become addicted immediately. Also discusses why a person might take drugs and reviews attitudes toward drug use.

Drugs in the Body: Focuses on the two most commonly used gateway drugs–marijuana and alcohol (as well as cigarettes)–and discusses the destructive effects each has on various organs of the body.

Drugs in the Brain: Helps youngsters understand why drugs are dangerous. Explains the two major parts of the brain and how drugs can change the way each part works.

Exercise Right!: Shows that daily exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Also explains why exercise helps a person feel happy, think sharp and look good. Includes information on importance of proper diet. Geared to ages 6-8.

Good Hygiene: Shows how good hygiene keeps us healthy, helps us feel good about ourselves, and helps us make and keep friends. Proper techniques for hand washing, tooth brushing and hair care–and more–are covered.

Germs & Disease: A health primer that clearly explains the most important facts children should know about germs and disease. Shows what bacteria and viruses are, and how they enter the body. A full range of prevention information is presented.

Drug-Free Me, Pt. 1: Helps youngsters understand that they are remarkable individuals with very special physical, mental, and emotional traits and that rules help us make the right decisions when it comes to putting things in to our bodies. Ages 6-8.

Drug-Free Me, Pt. 2: Shows youngsters the best ways to deal with stress without turning to drugs: exercise, develop friendships and talk to sympathetic adults, such as parents, teachers, counselors, and members of the clergy. Ages 6-8.

Civic

Eliminate Gangs: Experts offer insights into gang structure and behavior. Experienced law-enforcement professionals offer solutions to gang activity.

Professional

Dysfunctional Org.: Based on thousands of seminars and tens of thousands of employment surveys, there are common patterns to dysfunctional organizations. Explore those patterns, review tools to evaluate and address organizational dysfunction.

Followable Leader 1: Through thousands of seminars and by gathering tens of thousands of employment surveys, we have learned that organizations want to know the traits of “follow-able” leaders. This program digs into the hallmarks of effective leadership within organizations.

Followable Leader 2: This program introduces the duties of a leader (based on the Criteria for Performance Excellence), and explains the “daily leadership checklist”. Translating the philosophy of a “followable” leader into action will be easier having viewed this program.

Generation Managing: Rookies and veterans respond to different management approaches. This class highlights the Do’s and Don’ts for managers to remember when dealing with employees from different generations. Our teaching focuses on positive approaches to people of all ages.

Getting Jobs Done: Surveys from supervisors show that no more than half of employees consistently do their jobs well. This program teaches managers how to diagnose performance issues using the Can Do/Will Do Grid, leading to performance improvement plans for their employees.

How to Delegate: You can’t do everything yourself. So how do you get everything done? Easy, with effective delegation techniques. Learn how to delegate and have more time for other activities.

Body Basics

Exercise : Feel Good: Shows how exercise can result in enormous physical, intellectual, and
psychological benefits that may take place quickly and last a lifetime. Geared to preteens and young teens.

Safety & First Aid: First aid practices for cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds are shown, and a step-by-step demonstration shows what to do for a choking victim. Home safety practices and fire safety issues are also covered.

Tobacco Trouble: Shows how unappealing cigarette odor is, and how smoking reduces a
person’s athletic abilities. Also explains how expensive the cigarette habit can be and enumerates many of the poisonous, disease-producing chemicals found in tobacco products.

Cultures

Canada’s History: Reviews Canada’s history, and explains that while the two largest groups in Canada are of English and French ancestry, many have also come other places. Native Canadian lifestyles are also shown.

Cultures: Delineates elements common to all cultures and shows how and why those elements may differ from one place to another. Explains how people meet their basic needs for food, shelter and clothing, as well as emotional needs.

Mexico : Its History: Mexico’s colorful history comes alive–from ancient Indian cultures to the present day. The colonial period, Mexican independence from Spain, the Mexican-American War, the defeat of the PRI and more are covered.

Ideas of Kwanzaa: Explains Kwanzaa’s seven principles and shows how each principle can be
applied to daily life.

Going Beyond

Canada’s Lands: Shows Canada’s majestic mountains, crystal-clear lakes, huge forests, boundless plains and vast lowlands. Delineates Canadaís geographical regions and explains how natural resources play a key role in the nation’s economy.

Climate & Water: Shows world’s six primary climate regions are product of latitude, altitude,
topography, bodies of water, global wind patterns. Water cycle explained, as is El Niño and La Niña phenomena. Visit www.colmancommunications.com for related activities.

Globe, Map & Graph: Explains how globes, maps and graphs portray geographic information. Topics include latitude and longitude, map projections, bar, line, circle and picture graphs. Visit www.colmancommunications.com for related activities.

Landforms & Life: Shows that the Earth’s surface constantly changes through earth crust
movement, volcanoes, weathering and glacier activity. Explains that human activities can change the land, also, through dams, dikes, tilling techniques and more.

Understand Places: Three case studies in Europe, Africa and Latin America show how geographical descriptions–landforms, languages, economic systems, religions and more–help us understand a place.

Mexico : Its Lands: Highlights Mexico’s landforms and natural resources. Shows the country’s
geographical diversity with breathtaking scenes of volcanoes, rivers, canyons, mountains, deserts and rainforests. Covers Mexico’s transition to a free-market economy.

Grammar Review

A Guide to Nouns: Live from Syntaxshire Castle, word expert Harold Syntax, with the help of his trusty assistant, Nemesis, guides viewers through a madcap explanation of the noun. Singular and plural constructions, cases and irregular forms are discussed.

A Guide to Words: The world’s foremost authority on the English language, Lord Harold Syntax, discusses his family’s role in the development of English words. Roots, prefixes and suffixes are covered, many with humorous and clever explanations.

Prepositions Plus: Prof. Syntax takes a trip to Syntaxylvania, where he and Nemesis meet a host of humorous characters–Horatio, Aunty Sylvia and others–who help explain prepositions, interjections and conjunctions.

A Guide to Modifiers: One of Professor Syntax’s most valuable books, a volume on modifiers, is found missing from his library. Two befuddled investigators dispatched to solve the crime learn about adjectives and adverbs.

A Guide to Pronouns: A pesky owl awakens Professor Syntax, who then launches into a humorous account of the pronoun, explaining personal pronouns; singular and plural pronoun constructions; relative and interrogative pronouns and more.

Sentences, Part I: Professor Syntax and Nemesis explore Tibet, where they come upon the Syntax Swami. The seer helps answer the question, “What is the sentence all about?” The subject, predicate, object, predicate nominative, predicate adjective and more are discussed.

Sentences, Part 2: Professor Syntax tells Nemesis about the Marquis de Sade de Syntax, a man who babbled incessantly about verbal phrases. He then unravels the mysteries of infinitives, gerunds, and participles. Clauses, compound and complex sentences are also discussed.

A Guide to Verbs: Professor Syntax visits a Hollywood studio to illustrate the world of verbs.
Dancers, actors, directors and comedians working on movies and TV shows provide examples. Verb tense, mood, active and passive voice and more are explained.

My World

About Conflict: Explores the roots of conflict and shows different approaches to resolve common disagreements.

Anger, Part I: Explains the roles of stress and trigger thoughts in the formation of anger, and shows how anger can seriously harm personal relationships, as well as undermine psychological and physical health.

Anger, Part 2: Stresses anger prevention and control. Explains that individuals are responsible for their own thoughts and actions, and shows how anger-producing thoughts can be prevented. Breathing exercises, muscle relaxation and physical exercise are included.

When Parents Split: Gives basic information on divorce. Helps young people realize that they don’t have to be victims when a marriage ends. Shows the positive steps youngsters can take to help themselves through difficult times.

School Success

Study Skills, Pt. 1: Explore keys to study success: develop positive attitude toward schoolwork; establish cooperative partnership with teachers; set up special “learning places;” make and follow study schedule. Visit www.colmancommunications.com for related activities.

Study Skills, Pt. 2: Increase reading comprehension by using SQ3R method, listen actively to
retain maximum amount of lecture information, and take useful class notes. Visit www.colmancommunications.com for related activities.

TestWise: Learn clear, step-by-step instructions and useful tips for improving test scores. Memory tips, study groups, flash cards, sleep schedule and eating correctly on test day–and more. Visit www.colmancommunications.com for related activities.

World of Work

Getting a Good Job: Provides a clear, step-by-step process young people can use to determine the kind of work for which they’re best suited. Shows how to conduct a successful job search and how to prepare for and conduct oneself during a job interview.

Starting Work: Helps entry-level employees understand the attitudes and work habits needed for success on the job. Covers the six basic behaviors that can lead to dismissal or hinder advancement in the workplace.

Your Co-Workers: Helps new workers understand why it’s so important to behave responsibly on the job. Explains why co-workers frown on tardy and absent personnel, and dislike those who goof off. Other topics include diversity and workplace safety.

Your Supervisor: Helps young people realize that an employee’s relationship with his or her
immediate boss is crucial to success on the job. Clearly explains how to form a solid relationship with the person in charge.

The Wondrous Candle: A Romanian Christmas tale about a poor peasant boy who must choose between saving his mother or freeing an angel from a well.

Three Greek Myths: Featuring fearsome creatures, vengeful gods, jealousy and bravery, three exciting tales from ancient Greece are portrayed in animation: Daedalus and Icarus, Pandora’s Box and Jason and the Golden Fleece.

Roman Mythology: An animated trilogy of ancient Rome’s most enduring and fascinating tales: Romulus and Remus, Perseus and Medusa and Psyche and Cupid.