School Tools TV

Today I'm excited because Dr. Michele Borba tweeted this yesterday:

You may know that I'm not on Twitter (yet!) but I was able 
to find this after she'd told me she'd tweeted it. So fun.
Mr. Whitlock had the idea that this week ought to be 
Marq-tweet Week (or something like that)
If it were, what message would you share?

Have you seen the clips for character kids at School Tools TV?
 Click the graphic to see a week's worth of videos.

On his website, counselor and author Rusty May explains 
why he created STTV:

"I created SchoolToolsTV (STTV) to help teachers and students connect and create the kind of relationships necessary to allow the class to achieve at the highest level possible. I created STTV to teach children about the social skills they need to really succeed. I created STTV to help children find better ways to solve problems and reduce bullying." 

Well who wouldn't want that? So I decided to watch of few of the samples and I have to say that he's on to something!

Rusty's basic premise is that students are all diamonds in the rough. That being said, all they need is to be polished with relationship, connection and some social skills to help them shine like the gems that they are meant to be. 

Classroom teachers could totally incorporate these one-minute snippets into their morning meetings or as a writing/reflection center; school counselors could easily use them during individual sessions, in small group classes, or with whole group guidance. Check out the weekly conversation starters {here}.

Then share a few of these thought-provoking clips with
your diamonds and see what they think.


  1. I'm glad that I stumbled across your blog! I have been using Rusty's videos in my classroom now for the past 4 years and absolutely LOVE what he stands for and delivers to our children! I am going to share your blog post if you don't mind?
    Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners

    1. I don't mind one bit ... I am happy Rusty reached out to me to let me know about this amazing resource! Thank you for your validation and feedback.


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