Unit:3

Stories That Matter
 Video Clips

Stories That Matter is intended to provide educators with interactive resources and prompts to stimulate student dialogue related to real life issues and the social-emotional competencies needed to navigate them skillfully. For each video discussion, we encourage educators to acknowledge that everyone comes to the conversation with their own preconceived notions, narratives, challenges and learning styles. This means that students are respected for their individual differences and perspectives are valued equally. While some of us have no trouble engaging, sharing our stories and telling jokes, others are more introverted, and tend to listen deeply and process information in a more solitary manner. Whichever end of the spectrum the student falls on; using ‘I’ statements when sharing a story creates a different level of accountability—leading to more authentic and substantial contributions.

Get started by selecting an activity below.

3.1 – Self Discovery on a Single Breath

rethink: present moment awareness

3.2 – CARDBOARD STORIES

rethink: homelessness

3.3 – KANYE WEST ON EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS

rethink: impulsive reactions

3.4 – SOMETIMES YOU’RE A CATERPILLAR

rethink: appreciation of diversity

3.5 – Run Like a Girl

rethink: gender norms

3.6 – Whale Rescue

rethink: kindness

3.7 – Bike & Build: Be the Change

rethink: making a difference

3.8 – Why Mindfulness?

rethink: what makes you present

3.10 – SHAKESPEARE saved my life

rethink: fostering empathy

3.9 – Jay Z on Gratitude

rethink: facing obstacles