Youtube has everything from music and videos to interviews and how-to manuals. I’ve used it to look up tutorials on how to use my camera and how to enhance my lessons with my three year old (for example, we watched some clips with ants when she was learning about the letter A). You can also find author readings of character-building children’s books, such as this Pink Tiara Cookies by Maria Dismondy.
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Recently, I’ve come across several videos that are short clips teaching character. These videos are all pinnned on my Make A Difference Monthly board on Pinterest. Most of these short clips are on Youtube and most of them are from Sesame Street! They are an especially great resource for visual learners and those with shorter attention spans.
Respect Lesson (length 4:53)
Bullying Lesson-For the Birds (length 2:38)
Bullying Lesson-The Playground is For Everyone (length 1:03)
*I teach students that this would actually be “mean behavior” unless it happens over and over again and on purpose, it’s not bullying, it’s “mean behavior” I like how the friends chose to be upstanders instead of bystanders in this short clip!
Bullying Lesson-Yes…That’s Bullying (length 1:11)
*This is an example of relational bullying (it happened over and over again and on purpose too!)
Conflict Lesson-Sesame Street (length 2:07)
Volunteer Lesson-Sesame Street (length 1:21)
Volunteer Lesson-Food Bank/Sesame Street (length 1:44)
Problem Solving-Ornie The Pig (length 3:58)
Don’t Be A Bully-Sesame Street (length 2:17)
Community-Caine’s Arcade (length 10:00)
Patience-Sesame Street (length 1:37)
Empathy-Sesame Street (length 2:29)
Self-Esteem Song-What I Am (length 1:52)
Pride-Sesame Street (length 2:21)
Persistence-Sesame Street (length 1:05)
I would love to continue to add to this list. Please comment below if you have any suggestions!
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