Sunday, October 12, 2014

Social Emotional Learning: Colletion of Useful Video Clips

The links in this post are to some of the video clips I have collected to help explain, promote, and teach social emotional learning over the past year. They make great supplements to writing prompts, discussions, and direct instructional activities. The categories listed below are a bit arbitrary, so keep that in mind as you look through the list. I believe video clips are a powerful way to reach both students and adults alike. Thank you to everyone who is making this useful and important content available.


Growth Mindset

Growth vs Fixed Mindset Short Video by Matthew Metoyer

You Can Learn Anything: Khan Academy Video

The Effect of Praise on Mindsets (Carol Dweck)

Critique & Feedback: The Story of Austin's Butterfly, Ron Berger

Famous Failures Video

Famous Failures (Shorter Version)

Longer Mindset Video Montage (Motivational)

Mr. Roger's Break-dancing 

Sesame Street: The Power of Yet!

Big Bird Teaches Captain Vegetables about Mistakes (in 1976!)


Will Smith on Treadmills and Work Ethic

The Great Movement at Which Andrew Wiles Solved Fermat's Last Theorem

The Key to Success: Grit

Ira Glass on Hard Work in Being Creative

Teaching Grit Cultivates Resilience & Perseverance

Keep Moving Forward: Clip from Meet the Robinsons

Sesame Street: Bruno Mars, Don't Give Up

Authentic Perseverance: Little Boy Climbs Ramp  

Michael Jordan: Work Before Glory 

Caine's Arcade (Great team building activity and connection to Next Generation Science Standards)



Self Control: Teaching Students About Their Greatest Inner Strength

Angela Duckworth The Pyschology of Achievment: KIPP Houston

The Marshmallow Test: Updated Video Version

The Hungry Heart Movie Trailer

Sesame Street Cookie Monster: Me Want It, But Me Wait

Sesame Street Cookie Monster: The Biscotti Kid

Sesame Street Elmo: Belly Breathe


General Social Emotional Learning

Google: What we Searched for in 2014 (Optimism)

The Science of Character

How to Start a Movement: Derek Sivers

KIPP Character and Academics: David Levin 

A Pep Talk from Kid President

Kid President 20 Things we all Should Say More Often:

Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Book Trailer

Kevin Durant MVP Speech, Gratitude Section

Everything is Awesome: Lego Movie Theme Song (Great Song to Start a Project)

Sesame Street: will i am, what i am (affirmation)

Happy by Pharrell Williams  (Great Video to Play to start an Assembly)


School Transformation

Changing Education Paradigms by Sir Ken Robinson

Born to Learn

Project Based Learning: High Tech High San Diego

The Immovable Mountain: By Chuck Scranton