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#10346/1945  ALL ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL Student Workshop DVD
Middle school is an important period that provides a foundation for all that young adult stuff that follows shortly after. With the right tools it can be joyful; without it can be the first step on a long and cruel journey that can last all the way into adulthood. This fast-paced, fun-filled program presents practical, essential, eye-opening information that will capture kids' attention and make succeeding in middle school a reality for all. Grades 5 to 9

#15624/0645  BROOKLYN CASTLE
How do you inspire students - especially those at a below-the-poverty line - to aspire to and attain levels of academic and personal achievement? This documentary outlines one truly unique and very successful way - chess!!! Tells the stories of five young chess players at an inner city middle school that have won more national championships than any other in the country. The team's victories go beyond a room full of trophies. Through chess they learn patience and long-term planning, and the importance of analyzing the wrong or right decisions they make after the game. Chess provides skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives, regardless of what profession they choose. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard and demonstrates remarkable and improbable achievements of this dedicated team. *Closed Captioned *** ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE ***

#6759/1945  BUILDING BLOCKS OF GOOD CHARACTER: Making Character Count DVD
Certain elements which define good character are fairly widely recognized...but not by elementary school age children without at least some explanation. Things like empathy, justice, fairness, and citizenship need some inspiring words to get started. This video starts the ball rolling. Grades 3 to 5

*WINNER - 2013 Communicator Award of Distinction This NEW character education kit from Kelso encourages students to be: RESPECTFUL, CARING, FAIR , RESPONSIBLE and HONEST - a powerful tool to develop positive character traits in elementary-aged students. The program is based on the highly acclaimed and successful model of the KELSO’S CHOICE, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT KIT. In this character education kit, Kelso keeps students interested while helping them understand and develop positive character traits to succeed socially and academically.Grades K to 5

#14942/0483  BUYING THE BASICS (3 Programs)
This series focuses on those fundamental purchases like buying a car, renting an apartment and buying food and clothing. Some of your students may even be facing these decisions now and this series gives them the information they need to shop smart. Three 25-minute programs: BUYING THE BASICS: CARS BUYING THE BASICS: APARTMENTS BUYING THE BASICS: FOOD AND CLOTHINGGrades 7 to A

#7356/1945  CAN I HAVE A TURN? Learning About Sharing DVD
'It's mine! You can't have it!' Sharing is not one of the most obvious virtues to young children. Why would it be? The value of generosity can be taught however and primary age viewers are shown how it works and why it is a necessary social character trait. Grades K to 2

#14959/0483  CAN I MAKE IT ON MY OWN?
In this new two-part series, eight young adults tell the stories of how they are trying to make it on their own - no scripts, no actors, just real life. They illustrate the perils and heartache of foolish decisions and just plain bad luck. In others, they illustrate what good judgment, hard work and determination can accomplish. But in each case they offer lessons that every student should learn offered by young adults to whom they can relate. *Two DVDs and Teacher’s Guide on CDGrades 7 to A

#12465/1290  CHARACTER SERIES: Self-Esteem, Communication, Friendship (3 Programs)
Can teenagers actually learn to think more highly of themselves? Become better communicators? Improve the quality of their friendships? Are these potential developments interrelated? These programs guide viewers through a mix of interviews and dramatic vignettes to show middle to high school viewers how important each of these traits are and how they work together to improve the quality of life. SELF ESTEEM BASICS COMMUNICATION BASICS FRIENDSHIP BASICS Grades 4 to 10

#14690/1445  CONNECT WITH KIDS SERIES (15 Programs)
These gripping, unflinching programs feature true stories and real adolescents having frank discussions that allow kids to confront and solve issues they face every day. The series consists of fifteen 20-minute programs: 1. ANGRY AND VIOLENT TEENS 2. BODY IMAGE OBSESSION 3. BULLYCIDE AND VERBAL ABUSE 4. CYBERSTALKING AND BULLYING 5. DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS 6. FAT CHANCE: TEEN OBESITY 7. FROM RUDE TO RESPECTFUL 8. GATEWAY TO ADDICTION 9. OTC DRUGS AND INHALANTS 10. SELF-HURTING TEENS 11. STDS LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES 12. STOPPING VERBAL BULLYING 13. TEENS BEATING THE ODDS 14. THE BUY-ME GENERATION 15. TOO FAR, TOO FASTGrades 6 to 12

#14451/1120  COURTESY AND RESPECT: Give and Take
Manners?! What are manners? What good are they? Generation after generation of teenagers have expressed this or similar sentiments. Respect! Courtesy? This video takes an up-to-date approach to explaining why learning about and practicing these things will pay dividends in the long run. Grades 7 to A

#5572/1945  DOING THE RIGHT THING: Building Character DVD
Age-relevant scenarios dealing with moral dilemmas that can keep primary school kids awake at night are at the heart of this introduction to the idea of 'doing the right thing'. Lying, tattling, not standing up for others against the crowd...where do these things lead? Grades K to 2

#11444/0235  DROP OUT PREVENTION SERIES (4 Programs)
Based on real-life, recognizable dramatizations, this series shows how making good decisions, setting goals, establishing healthy relationships and using available school and community resources to deal with family problems can help teens stay in school and graduate.The four programs in this series are: MAKING GOOD DECISIONS - Teens learn to think through the short- and long-term consequences of the choices they're making and use concerned adults as resources and to listen to their inner voice and consider their goals when making decisions. 19 minutes BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS FOR SUCCESS - Viewers see what healthy relationships look like when partners and friends support each other's goals and make academic success their priority. 17 minutes COPING WITH FAMILY STRESS - Assisted by mentors, teachers and counselors, these teens learn about available resources that can help their families surmount their crises and allow them to focus on school. 18 minutes HOW TO SET GOALS - Viewers see that achieving goals takes hard work, but the rewards repay the effort. They also learn how to handle peers who don't support their goals, especially when trying to improve or aim higher. 20 minutes *Includes Guides Grades 7 to 12

#8702/1945  EXCUSES, EXCUSES: Give It Up! DVD
Excuses, excuses!! Some people never get over this hurdle and it effects virtually every aspect of their lives. Adolescence is a great time to put the excuses away and get on with things and this video will take viewers on a little journey of self-discovery to help them do just that and get on with the job of actually living. Grades 5 to 9

#12498/0395  EXTREME CONSEQUENCES: The Reality of Prison Life
"This is a great program. I would recommend it for any youth who is having trouble in school or in the community. I would also recommend it for the young person’s parents, teachers, friends and psychiatrist. Important information for all of us." Jeffery Rowe, M.D. Supervising Psychiatrist, Children’s Mental Health Services, County of San Diego Aimed at keeping kids out of the penal system, this program is a compelling look at choices that lead to incarceration and the resulting all too real consequences of being locked up. Learn from those who are incarcerated who actually recognize that it was their own decisions that got them there.

#11446/1945  FOLLOWING THE RULES: Student Workshop DVD
Elementary school viewers get the lowdown on just why rules are necessary, not just for them, but for everyone. Safety issues are explained, and an examination of why the Golden Rule has become a basic foundation of social interaction for all ages is provided. Grades 3 to 5

This important program asks if troubled kids act the way they do because they feel isolated and unconnected to those around them. Part of the CONNECT WITH KIDS Series for Grades 6 and up.

Four volumes in this series teach games that foster the essentials of leadership and teamwork to youth. Volume One - TRUST AND INNOVATION GAMES 55 minutes Volume Two - COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION GAMES 63 minutes Volume Three - INITIATIVE, TENACITY AND GOAL-SETTING GAMES 61 minutes Volume Four - ADAPTABILITY, AFFINITY AND REFLECTION GAMES 52 minutes

Four volumes in this series teach games and activities that foster the essentials of well-adjusted youth. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FITNESS - Volume One (87 minutes) Includes 29 fun and active games and activities that provide purposeful movement for the body and problem-solving for the mind. SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL FITNESS - Volume Two (81 minutes) Features 26 fun and meaningful games and activities that are designed to develop social skills and provide faith-building opportunities. EMOTIONAL FITNESS AND CIVILITY/SPORTSMANSHIP - Volume Three (100 minutes) Offers 27 fun and rewarding games and activities that can help the emotional stability of youth, as well strengthen their ability to exhibit patience, grace, and strength of character when interacting with others. OUTDOOR SKILLS AND SELF-RELIANCE - Volume Four (62 minutes) Features 19 fun and adventuresome games and activities that are designed to enhance a participant’s level of self-reliance through the development of selected outdoor skills.Grades 6 to 12

A documentary about the life and work of Kitty Jones, a high school senior who works on behalf of helping animals by volunteering at shelters, cat clinics, and an animal rescue sanctuary. The film includes interviews with executives and administrators of organizations that work to improve the quality of life for animals.

#14038/1290  GOAL SETTING: Discovering Your Gifts
Getting adolescents to actually even think in the long term has always been a significant challenge. What do they want to do with their lives and how are they planning to get there is almost beyond imagining for many. This video focuses viewer attention on looking 'down the road' to start developing a plan that involves some intermediate steps that are tangible and achievable.

#14541/1877  HIP HOP PROJECT (THE)
From executive producers Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah, THE HIP HOP PROJECT is the compelling story of a group of New York City teens who embark on a unique journey of self-discovery as they dare to reach for their dreams. In contrast to all the negative attention focused on hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.

#10011/1945  I DIDN'T DO IT BECAUSE... Excuses, Excuses DVD
Whether it's laziness, or a disregard for the feelings and needs of others, or not being able to foresee that one's actions can rebound negatively, young viewers are shown why making excuses Is really NO EXCUSE at all! The consequences can be disappointment, despair or even realy danger. Grades 3 to 5

#16029/1947  JUMP!
JUMP! is a feature-length character-driven documentary about competitive jump rope that follows five teams of kids from around the country who push physical and psychological limits in pursuit of winning the World Championship. Part extreme sport, part art form, their moves are masterfully choreographed and bursting with rhythm, sweat and originality. These teens sacrifice everything to get where they are and each has his or her own reason to be so driven. After arduous drilling and mind-boggling performances, rivalry and collaboration have dramatic, unexpected results. *Closed Captioned *Winner of Many Awards

#14507/0697  LEARN FROM NATURE: Animal Instincts Provide Life Lessons (3 Programs)
Introduce a series of familiar animals (bees, ants, ducks, bears, etc.), whose behavior and natural instincts provide life lessons to children for modeling their own behavior and habits. There are 19 vignettes on 3 DVDs (12 minutes each). DVD One - SHARING - affection, discoveries, duties, ideas, projects, self. DVD Two - RESPECTING - self, agreements, opinions, differences, space, others. DVD Three - BEHAVING - alone, away, at school, outside, in a car, when eatingGrades K to 3

#14463/0433  LESSON BOOSTER GUIDANCE SERIES (8 Programs)
Eight "Lesson Boosters" each present real-life scenarios demonstrating the importance of respect, self-esteem, anger control, and problem-solving within a school setting. These programs are created as a supplement to any guidance curriculum. Each includes a DVD and a CD-ROM with a lesson plan for implementing the content. 1. ANGRY? 13 minutes K to 3 2. GOT A PROBLEM? 11 minutes K to 3 3. GOT EMPATHY? 13 minutes Grades 4 to 7 4. INTERNET BULLIES 14 minutes Grades 4 to 7 5. WHY DO BULLIES BULLY? 16 minutes Grades 4 to 7 6. CLIQUES 18 minutes Grades 4 to 7 7. WHAT'S RESPECT? 9 minutes Grades 4 to 7 8. EVERYBODY'S DIFFERENT 16 minutes Grades 4 to 7 *All programs includes Guide Grades K to 8

Adolescence is a time of positive changes and exciting opportunities. But because teenagers lack adult perspective and life experience, good judgment and strong internal coping mechanisms may not be in place when they need them the most. Give your students an extra edge in life by helping them learn to say no to negative risks, cope with stress, and build durable psychological resilience with this three-part series. TAKING CONTROL: Strategies for Coping with Stress 23 minutes BUILDING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE 22 minutes RISK-TAKING: Knowing When to Say No 24 minutes Grades 8 to A

#11410/0905  LIFE SKILLS FOR TEENS (2 Programs) DVD
This series teaches teens how to make intelligent life choices and become successful young adults. Engaging and real, this program gives young adults foundational building blocks in crucial life areas like relationships, time and money management, career building, and much more. The program’s energetic style will leave teen viewers feeling more confident and excited about their futures. Grades 8 to A

#15680/0697  LITTLE FABLES (26 Programs)
Plot twist in the forest! Drama in the barnyard! Presented with beautiful shadow theater, LITTLE FABLES turns children on to Aesop, La Fontaine and the other classics. In each animated episode, animals face a problem that young children readily relate to such as, "What if I am the smallest kid on the block?" Together, the animals come up with solutions to their problems in ways that convey pro-social messages easily understood by young children. LITTLE FABLES is an entertaining series of 26 six-minute programs that helps foster a child's character and problem solving skills while assisting emergent literacy. We all need help sometimes.

#15794/0605  MAGIC CAMP: Kids Finding the Magic inside Themselves
"Charming and riveting. . . about magic certainly, but also on a deeper level about being a teenager" FORBES "Thank goodness for Magic Camp... All of the campers profiled face obstacles in their normal lives... For some of them, it's their only crack at a safe space where uniqueness is not just encouraged, but actually celebrated." Cherly Eddie, SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN At the real-life Hogwarts, kids from the world over gather to prove themselves on the stage where superstar magicians got their start. To escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves. They want to prove their worth on the same stage where superstars like David Blaine and David Copperfield once performed. But to get there, they need to learn more than sleight of hand and tricks of the trade. They have to find the magic inside.

#13520/0405  ON YOUR OWN: Independent Living Skills (6 Programs)
Help young adults jump out of the family nest with this practical six-part series! Quick and to the point, each video focuses on a key area of independent living. FINDING AN APARTMENT - explains to first-time renters how to locate, lease, and set up an apartment while avoiding common problems. MANAGING YOUR MONEY - puts money under a microscope as it looks at budgeting it, spending it wisely, and protecting it. PRACTICAL, HEALTHY COOKING - moving away from home means moving away from home-cooking, too - a fact that, surprisingly, escapes many young adults new to life on their own. SHOPPING SMART - guides viewers smoothly through the process of planning balanced meals, making a shopping list, clipping coupons, and setting (and sticking to!) a budget. HOUSEKEEPING HOW-TO’S - provides a step-by-step look at housekeeping including how to do laundry. BUILDING THE RIGHT WARDROBE - every outfit sends a message. Know how to send the right one at the appropriate time - without breaking the budget.

#14668/0680  POWER OF GIRLS (THE): Inside and Out
Girls tell how friends, parents, or other caregivers helped them handle bullying, eating disorders, early sexual activity, and deep loss. Girl Power! Includes downloadable Discussion Guide.Grades 5 to 12

#13965/1120  PROBLEM SOLVING PROCESS (THE): Taming the Tiger
What's the problem!? Exactly! What is it? By the end of this program, students will have a six-step process to help them define whatever problem is in their way and discover what options are open to them to solve it and then make a decision on the best choice to make … and then just do it! Grades 7 to A

#3171/1945  PUT YOURSELF IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES: Building Character DVD
This video gives young viewers an understanding of the value of empathy, the ability to share someone else's grief, disappointment, loneliness. Grades 3 to 5

#12215/2003  REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES II (5 Programs)
An unbiased and realistic look from the perspective of teens, at the wide variety of issues teens face today featuring young teenagers (not actors) telling their real stories, in their own words. The five-part series discusses significant issues in adolescent society and cuts through many barriers with its honest and relevant advice and information. Each program is 20 minutes. SEXUAL RESPONSIBILITY DRUG ABUSE BEYOND MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL: Crossing the Thin Line CYBERBULLYING DEEP DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE OBESITY AND HEALTH *Each volume comes with a subject-specific Teachers' GuideGrades 8 to 12

#5882/1945  RESPECT: It Starts With You DVD
This highly effective workshop uses dramatizations to illustrate different age-relevant situations about such questions as ethnic and religious tolerance, why not respecting private property hurts everyone, how rules governing behavior are usually beneficial. "DO UNTO OTHERS..." Grades 3 to 5

#7307/1945  RESPECT: Why Does It Matter? DVD
"I don't get no respect!" Famous words commonly felt. But what is respect actually, where does it come from, and how DO you get it? This video investigates this ethereal substance from a teenager's point of view and comes up with some great ... new questions!? Grades 7 to 12

#7719/1945  SAFETY FIRST: Rules Have a Reason DVD
"Do I hafto??! Why do I hafto?" "It's for your own good. Obey the rules!" Getting young children to understand why they shouldn't touch the iron without letting them discover the consequences for themselves is sometimes difficult but it is still preferable. Young viewers are shown age-relevant examples to help them see that rules are not just an adult plot to spoil their fun. Grades K to 2

#14713/0433  SAY NO WITH PRIDE
It's important to do things that make you feel comfortable and safe; sometimes that means having to say no. When you do you'll feel better about yourself, it's called pride. Young students are taught to say no with confidence and stand firm.Grades 3 to 6

The transition from middle school to high school can be one large step for a small pair of shoes. It can almost be the first stage of growing up, of assuming personal responsibility, of approaching young adulthood. For the unprepared it can be unnerving. Young viewers get practical advice and tips on what to expect. Grades 5 to A

Making primary school age children aware of the premise that expressing their feelings in words can be even more effective than throwing a tantrum is the goal of this video. It can also be a relief to parents and teachers but it does require some explaining and a few good age appropriate examples. Grades K to 2

#16052/1290  SOCIAL MEDIA MANNERS: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World
Social media is a whole new universe when it comes to manners and etiquette. Manners used to be something that happened in person, but today we conduct many of our relationships online and the rules and courtesies can be a little unclear. Social Media Manners: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World addresses the general manners guidelines for cell phone use, text messaging, email, and social media websites and apps like Facebook or Twitter.

#14310/0235  STEPPING ON UP SERIES: A Four-Part Series for Upper Elementary Students with Michael Pritchard
*CINE GOLDEN EAGLE! *GOLD REMI - 1st Place! *GOLD AURORA! The research-based programs in this series instill the necessary social and emotional skills to successfully navigate the profound challenges and changes of elementary school, middle school and the teen years. Program One - STEPPING UP TO BULLYING Program Two - STEPPING UP TO CYBERBULLYING AND WEB SAFETY Program Three - STEPPING UP TO CHARACTER Program Four - STEPPING UP TO LIFE SKILLSGrades 3 to 6

#15585/2003  TEEN ISSUES, CHRISTIAN SOLUTIONS: Living One's Life with a Christian Perspective (5 Programs)
This new series helps parents, teens and families incorporate Christian values into their daily lives and gives guidance on how to approach life’s challenges and the tools needed to deal with them. Reveals first-hand how young people deal with and overcome the very real difficulties encountered as part of their growing up. Personal interviews and real life stories teach students how seemingly overwhelming problems can be overcome. Each of the five programs empowers teenagers to make responsible decisions by providing them with honest and realistic advice. DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY 23 minutes GUNS, GANGS AND VIOLENCE: The Consequences (*A Regional Emmy award-winning documentary) 43 minutes EATING DISORDERS: Creating Healthy Eating Choices and a Positive Body Image 21 minutes YOUTH IN PRISON: Giving Hope and New Direction 22 minutes SEX AND ABSTINENCE DISORDERS: Why is it so important to wait to have sex? 21 minutes Grades 8 to 12

#16240/0545  TEENS 101 (13 programs)
TEENS 101 is a multi-media initiative towards reaching, guiding, empowering, and inspiring youth through the issues that can affect their mental health and well being. The series communicates from a youth's perspective topics such as: depression and anxiety, addiction, self harm, mental illness, bullying, body image, self worth, family dysfunction, racism, sexuality and LGBTQ. Thirteen 22-minute programs: I'm Not Addicted (Will's Story) Don't Diss My Abilities (Michelle's Story) Breaking Poverty (Billionaire PA's Story) Broken Families (Lydia's Story) LGBTQ - Acceptance (Joey's Story) Who Am I? (Eileen's Story) Depression and Anxiety (Eleanor's Story) First Nations (Lindsay's Story) Eating Disorder/Nutrition (Sterling's Story) Depression and Self Harm (Brittany's Story) Identifying Transgender (David's Story) Social Media Bullying (Cristina's Story) Asperger's (Shawn's Story)Grades 8 to 12

#11034/1945  TEENS AND ETHICS: Real People
Under the direction of a counselor, real teens talk about the potentially life-changing decisions they face every day - decisions about smoking, drinking, drugs, sex, lying, cheating and shoplifting. Viewers are asked to think about their own choices and values and what it means to be "ethical." Grades 7 to 12

#15235/  TEENS IN ACTION SERIES (6 Programs)
This is a high-energy, video-based program for ages 11 to16 - the crucial tween and early teen years - designed to teach important communication skills while helping teens understand the dangers of risky behavior. Teens may act like they know it all, but they are full of questions and are eager to learn how to succeed in the adult world. This series is a fun way to help them understand changes in their bodies and brains; communicate in a mature way with adults and others; develop skills for resisting negative peer pressure; and learn techniques for peaceful conflict resolution. TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE (22 minutes) CO-OPERATION AND COMMUNICATION (14 minutes) RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCIPLINE (16 minutes) BUILDING COURAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM (21 minutes) DRUGS, SEXUALITY, AND VIOLENCE Pt.1 (24 minutes) DRUGS, SEXUALITY, AND VIOLENCE Pt. 2 (21 minutes)Grades 7 to 10

#11449/1945  THINK ABOUT OTHERS: What It Means to be Considerate DVD
One of the most important social skills children need to learn is how to behave in ways that help them forge connections to others. To be at ease among others, and to give and receive emotional support, requires the ability to imagine oneself in someone else's place. This program defines the word "considerate" as caring about how another person feels. Grades K to 2

Not succeeding the first time around happens to everyone, and while adults know it's a natural part of life, most children don't. So it's easy for them to become undone when they try something and don't succeed. This program tells the stories of kids who manage to learn from their disappointments and turn failure into success. Grades 3 to 5

There's protecting themselves or others from danger, and there's purposely getting other kids in trouble. Helps young viewers learn the difference between being a tattle-tale and being someone who understands when it is necessary to report a situation that a youngster can't handle alone. Grades K to 2

#7534/1945  WHEN THINGS SEEM SCARY: Fears and Anxieties DVD
Fear can help protect children from things that can hurt them. But it can also be unreasonable and uncontrolled and hinder their emotional growth and limit their activities. It's all part of growing up and this video provides some useful tools to help young viewers begin to understand what fear and anxiety are all about and how to handle them. Grades 3 to 5

#11200/1945  YOU CAN SOLVE IT SERIES! (3 Programs) DVD
This innovative three- program series address important issues middle schoolers face everyday: how to handle situations that provoke anger in themselves and others; how to deal with decisions that test their character; and what to do about harassment and bullying. Grades 5 to 9


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