Parent Involvement Technical Assistance Program

Indicator #8:
Changing Perceptions
Workshop Handouts

Self-Management Skills Videos

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Be a Better Listener
(1995) 20 minutes 

Teaches the skills that help students become better listeners. Explains how tone of voice and body language make a message clearer, emphasizes the importance of sharpening listening skills. Grade level: 3-5

Critical Thinking: Is Seeing Believing?
18 minutes 

This intriguing story of San, who is falsely accused of stealing, vividly shows how various people may interpret an event differently and how, without carefully checking the facts, those interpretations can lead to false conclusions. Will stimulate and encourage students to carefully evaluate conflicting information before reaching conclusions. An entertaining video that makes a strong point.

Don't Be So Bossy
(2002) 19 minutes 

Even young children can learn basic assertiveness skills so they can stand up for themselves and not be overpowered by more aggressive friends. Show bossy children, who are often on their way to becoming bullies, the impact their behavior has on others. Grade level: K-2

Get a Grip! Student Workshop
(2000) 18 minutes 

Workshop teaches a series of self-management skills to give students a secure hand up, handouts provide practice in the newly acquired skills. Self-Management Skills-Grade level 5-8

Got a Problem? Solve It!
(1998) 20 minutes 

Using scenarios in which a middle school student turns herself into "Super Solver," program teaches the on-screen kids a five-step process for handling everyday problems; shows viewers how to examine a problem, decide what they would like to change, and then come up with ways to do it.

I Won't Give Up: Perseverance
(2004) 13 minutes 

Learning to do anything new takes time and perseverance, as the host of this music-filled program points out. But most youngsters are impatient and want to know how to do it "NOW!" Through humor and songs, kids identify the skills and attitudes needed to persist and meet their goals. Grade level: K-2

Let Me Choose! Making Decisions
(2004) 13 minutes 

Children develop self-esteem when they learn to evaluate their options, predict outcomes, and think about consequences before making a choice. True-to-life scenarios illustrate decisions that are easy to make and some more difficult ones that require more complex thinking. Grade level: K-2

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: Bouncing Back
(2003) 28 minutes 

Resiliency is perhaps the most important skill teenagers need to bounce back from the common disappointments of adolescence. In this program, they learn essential resiliency skills: developing realistic expectations, identifying obstacles, persisting and maintaining a sense of self-worth and optimism. More complex issues such as depression and suicidal thoughts are also discussed. Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Leader's guide included. For grades 6-12. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard.

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: Doing Your Best
(2003) 28 minutes 

The program explores the intellectual and emotional skills essential to success: coping with anxiety, setting goals, identifying obstacles, maintaining self-esteem, and identifying personal resources. An appreciation of excellence is emphasized as students learn the importance of resourcefulness, perseverance and an optimistic view of life. Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Leader's guide included. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard. For grades 6-12.

LifeSteps with Michael Pritchard: The ABCs of Emotional Intelligence
(2003) 28 minutes 

Success in life requires a complex set of intellectual, emotional, social and ethical skills. This introductory program outlines the key elements of emotional intelligence - Assets, Balance, and Character - as students discover they have the power to bounce back, balance emotional and academic demands, and make positive choices. Hosted by Teen Counselor Michael Pritchard. Part of the 12-part LifeSteps Video Series. Includes Leader's guide. Grades 6-12

Not Enough Time: Managing Friends, Schoolwork and Activities
18 minutes 

This video depicts a typical week for middle school students, showing how their many activities, school demands and special interests can collide to create dilemmas and stressful situations. The video highlights pressures placed on young people and demonstrates helpful ways to reduce stress and create organization out of chaos through a four-step approach to time management. Grade level: 6-8

Prevent Violence With Groark: Groark Learns to Listen
28 minutes 

This program teaches children: How poor listening habits can cause serious trouble among people, why it is so important to be a good listener, and how to be a good listener. Grade level: K-5

Problems at School
24 minutes 

As young students progress in school, challenges increase. This program involves and engages students by offering them help to make their school life successful and fun. Grade level 3-5

Set Your Own Goals
(2004) 16 minutes 

Shows students that when they begin with small steps, keep trying, and ask for help if needed, they can achieve their goals and a sense of control over their lives.

Should I Say Anything? How to Decide
23 minutes 

Nobody likes a "snitch," and nobody likes to become an "informer." Using vivid examples, this program helps middle schoolers understand that there's a difference between snitching and confiding concerns about a risky or dangerous situation.

You Can Solve a Problem
(2000) 16 minutes 

Same as v358

You Can Solve A Problem
16 minutes 

When young children are faced with a problem, they often have no idea how to even begin to find a solution. Guided by problem solving expert Professor Pickle, youngsters discover that asking questions, helps them break a problem down into smaller, more manageable pieces and makes finding a solution possible. A catchy song and real-life vignettes make learning these skills fun. Grade level: K-2

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