Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a classic meditation that teaches you how to relax your muscles using a two-step process. First, you tense particular muscle groups in your body. Then, you release the tension and notice how your muscles feel.
Zero is a big round number. When she looks at herself, she just sees a hole right in her center. Every day she watches the other numbers line up to count: "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 . . . !" "Those numbers have value. That's why they count," she thinks. But how could a number worth nothing become something? Zero feels empty inside. She watches One having fun with the other numbers. One has bold strokes and squared corners. Zero is big and round with no corners at all. "If I were like One, then I can count too," she thinks. So she pushes and pulls, stretches and straightens, forces and flattens herself, but in the end she realizes that she can only be Zero. As budding young readers learn about numbers and counting, they are also introduced to accepting different body types, developing social skills and character, and learning what it means to find value in yourself and in others.
"Take a Walk in Someone Else's Shoes" is a song about Inclusion, Diversity and Ability Awareness from the 2011 award-winning Swingset Mamas CD "Mamamorphosis". Inspired by Marlowe's daughter Lila who has autism, this song encourages everyone to "understand another point of view" and "take a walk in someone else's shoes".
What is it that makes you different? What makes you jump out of bed? Cole Blakeway, a messy ten year old teaches us the value of celebrating differences as he describes his beautiful friendship with Steven, a 44 year old man with Autism. In a world that gravitates to being the same, Cole Blakeway reminds us that we are all different and that's AWESOME! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community
This short film is part of 8 short, testimonial films, on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois.) The Iroquois are embarking on an historic project about the 500-year history of the Iroquois, their relationship with Europe and America and their prophesies that, if heard, can help us navigate the oncoming changes due to climate change. This series of short films is done via their testimony, and creates the space for the Iroquois to tell their story as they strive to uphold the traditions and the legacy of their people while also protecting the central tenents of their people and their relationship and care for the Earth.
Who are you? What makes you who you are? This Miniclip follows Sheng as he explores the different things that create his identity – including his values, hobbies, cultural background, religion, language, and personality. By following three simple steps, students will learn how to recognize their unique identity – and celebrate it!
Molly Moon, an ice cream shop owner from Seattle, WA, shares that learning how to work hard and never give up in elementary school ended up being important habits that helped her to achieve her dream career as an adult.
Mark and Colleen from PopCap Games talk about never giving up and always doing their best in elementary school. They also share how these good habits helped them achieving their dream careers as adults!
Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.
This film is based on a true story. In 1986 a football team that lived on a little island in the south of Thailand called "Koh Panyee". It's a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil. The kids here loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn't let that stop them. They challenged the norm and have become a great inspiration for new generations on the island.
This video of the song Holidays All Around the World includes the song and photos introducing holidays around the world, including information about the traditions and practices associated with the holidays. Included is Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Solstice and Harvest Festivals.