Lesson Booster Middle School Programs (DVDs)


In this series, students in Grades 4-7 learn the importance of respect, self-esteem, anger control, and problem-solving within a school setting.

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Each Lesson Booster video presents real-life scenarios demonstrating the feelings that young students often experience, as well as present ways to cope with and handle these emotions.
These programs are created for Grades 4-7 as a supplement to any guidance curriculum. Each program includes a DVD and a CD-ROM with a lesson plan for implementing the content.
Total viewing time: 84 minutes. Copyright 2010. Can purchase each program separately for $79.95, or the complete series for $454.95.
The series consists of the following six programs:
    In these three episodes, kids learn that everyone is different in some way and that we must accept those differences. Viewing time: 16 minutes.

    • Respecting Differences in Others – This episode shows that everyone has different abilities. Some people are better at some things and not so good at others and that’s okay.
    • We Like Different Things – Kids learn that boys and girls can like to do the same things. The program stresses the importance of developing a respect and appreciation for peoples differences.
    • Different Cultures, Different Customs – This program demonstrates that some kids come from different cultures with different customs that are not the same as the ones they have in their own families.
    Each of these four segments teaches about respect. By the end of this program students will understand the importance of respecting rules, themselves, and others. Viewing time: 9 minutes.

    • Respecting Rules – Why do we have rules? What does it mean to respect rules? Students learn to understand the importance of following rules and their impact on society.
    • Self Respect – In this segment students learn what it means to have self respect. They will come to understand the importance of knowing what their values are and how they differ from others.
    • Respecting Everyones Ideas – This segment explores the concept of respecting the differences in people. Kids learn the importance of respecting different ideas.
    • Were all Different – Student will learn that each person is different and it is important to respect these differences.
    These three segments teach students the meaning of cyber harassment, why it spells trouble, and how to protect themselves from being a victim. Viewing time: 14 minutes.

    • What Is It? – For many kids, the Internet is an important part of their daily routine. Unfortunately, with the anonymity of the Internet and its easy accessibility, kids are using Instant Messaging, Blogs, e-mail, chat rooms and social networks to spread, gossip and rumors to harass and embarrass their peers. The message of this segment is that using the Internet for those purposes is actually bullying.
    • Emotions + Internet = Trouble – In today’s world its easy to hurt someone who has made you angry – and it can be done anonymously on the Internet. In this segment, students learn that once they put something out on the Internet, they can’t take it back. They see clearly how strong emotions and the Internet can spell trouble.
    • Keep Yourself Safe – Thousands of kids are targeted by bullies. This segment demonstrates practical ways for students to protect themselves and restrict the opportunities others have of harassing them online.
    After watching these four segments, students will gain a better understanding of bullying and build a stronger foundation when dealing with bullies. Viewing time: 14 minutes.

    • What Bullies Do – What does a bully look like? What does a bully sound like? Students learn how to identify bullies and why they do what they do.
    • Why Kids Do It – Some may think that being angry, calling names, and pushing people around is a normal way to act. This segment discusses how bullying makes the bully feel and how the victim feels, too.
    • Funny or Mean – Through live-action, age-appropriate scenarios, viewers will see why some kids are so aggressive, hurtful, and mean to their classmates, teammates, friends, and family members. Students will discover that there are a variety of reasons kids turn into bullies. They will learn that being angry, calling names, and pushing people around is not a normal way to act.
    • Don’t Become One – Students will discover that there are many reasons kids turn into bullies. Some bullies are looking for attention. Others use bullying as a way to be popular or to get what they want. But most of the time, bullies are trying to make themselves feel more important.
    The four segments in this program identify through real-life examples the meaning and effects, both good and bad, of cliques. Viewing time: 18 minutes.

    • It Feels Good to Belong – Finding their place in a particular social group is a primary concern of many kids. Cliques are groups of friends, but not all groups of friends are cliques. Cliques may be formed in elementary school or in middle school. Sometimes cliques are made of kids who share a common interest and other times the kids in them want to be popular or want to “belong.”
    • Good or Bad – Cliques can have both positive and negative effects on individuals and groups, too. This program explores how cliques can affect a student and an entire school.
    • Excluding Others – This program shows that cliques leave some kids out on purpose, and kids may act much differently than they did before they were part of the clique.
    • One or More is Okay – Some students have diverse interests. In this program kids will come to understand that its okay to have two different sets of friends to hang out with.
    Kids will learn to understand the meaning of empathy and its importance in this program. Viewing time: 13 minutes.

    • Do Something – How do you show empathy? How do you show you care? Students learn that empathy is more than a feeling and that true empathy comes from our actions.
    • It’s a Choice – Students learn that true empathy is when you are willing and able to put someone elses feelings and needs over your own.
    • Show It – In this segment students learn ways in which empathy can be demonstrated and realized in a variety of different situations.
    • What is It? – Kids need help in understanding what empathy is and why its important. In this segment students will learn how to identify empathy when they see it. The main message is before you say or do something that might hurt someone else, imagine being that person and think about how you would feel.
Click here to view a video clip of this series on YouTube.
Check out these related series for elementary school children: Lesson Booster Elementary School Programs.


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