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Video Shorts

Whether you are making presentations on youth development topics, sharing information with friends or colleagues, or just looking for inspiring messages of hope and possibility, our Video Shorts are a perfect solution. Produced in a variety of formats by members of Bolster Collaborative, these brief video resources bring youth development to life in ways only possible through video. Compelling and inspirational, these videos will be invaluable additions to your resource library!

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Developmental Relationships

This video describes what research shows to be most effective at building a developmental relationship. A perfect brief video for anyone wanting to make a difference in the lives of children and youth!

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Reflections of an Asset Builder

A visual journey of reflections for all who care about children and youth. Perfect for settings from staff meetings to community gatherings, these images and messages provide an opportunity to take stock of important actions for every asset champion!

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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The Rhinestone Bracelet

This video short provides insight into one powerful example of just how much difference a caring, principled, and intentional teacher can make. Enjoy the viewing . . . and share it often as a reminder to all those who touch the lives of children that they may be "the one" for a child like Teddy.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Simple Questions, Part II

Simple conversation starters for adult wanting to engage young people in meaningful conversations.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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A Boy's Letter to His Parents

In this compelling story, Keith Pattinson shares the perspective of a young man on the value of doing the little things that matter. While serving as a perfect reminder for parents, the story will also resonate with anyone working with young people.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Call it a Clan

In this video, Master Storyteller Keith Pattinson shares the wisdom of writer Jane Howard in describing how we each need "a clan" for support and guidance.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Significant People

Keith Pattinson returns to share a story about how you can help ANYONE reflect on the positive impact of significant people in their lives, and how that informs your own behavior with young people.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Reflections on Your Work with Young People

This video provides an opportunity to reflect on your work with young people. Through targeted prompts and wonderful visuals, it gives everyone who works with young people a meaningful chance to pause and reflect.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Caring Principal

How long does it take for an adult to have life-changing impact on a young person’s life? How about three minutes? Listen to a real-life example of how one school principal helped a student turn things around through a three-minute conversation as only master storyteller Keith Pattinson can describe.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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Youth As Change Agents

This video, featuring master storyteller Keith Pattinson, recalls working with over 300 young people and asking them how they can be agents of change.  Listen to how he gave the youth an idea and what the results were when they were empowered.    

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Simple Reminders

We can all use regular, simple reminders of what we can do to make a difference in the life of a young person. This video short contains a number of such reminders, drawn from our popular bi-weekly Inspirations and Action Ideas. This is a great video for staff meetings or to kick of a workshop, training event, or meeting with any group interested in the health and wellbeing of young people.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Building Strong Relationships in the Classroom

The evidence is clear: strong, positive student-teacher relationships enhance every academic outcome we are after. The question is . . . how do you build them? This short video (6:28) offers a host of ideas for how to reinforce relationships that matter!

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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The Magic of Being Positive

What does it take to model positive youth development philosophy in our daily life? Master storyteller Keith Pattinson offers ideas in this video. Share it with audiences of all types as a short (2:07), simple reminder of the power of being positive!

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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Doing Your Best

This video gives a series of ideas on how to look at what you are doing and changing only slightly how you react or what you say to get a different reaction from the young people or adults you work with.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Pleas of Youth

See what youth are asking you to do in your asset building efforts. 

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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How You Treat "the One..."

Powerful reminder about the importance how we interact with every young person we meet.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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Reflections on Positive Youth Development

Many of us in the Positive Youth Development field have been inspired by the work of Peter L. Benson (1946-2011). He offered a compelling vision for how communities can become places of intentional support and nurturing for all young people. This video provides many of our favorite quotes from Dr. Benson over the years of our association with him.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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Simple Questions to Ask Teens

Looking for conversation starters for teens?  Check out this video on questions to encourage conversations.  This series of questions is grouped according to the 8 catagories of the Developmental Assets.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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Suggestions for a Happy, Rewarding Life

Inspiring ideas — both large and small — for grounding oneself in goodness

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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It's in the Stars

This video short reviews a fascinating and informative discovery process former Texas Middle School Principal, Randy Adair, developed to identify those students who might benefit from proactive outreach by teachers and staff.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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Asset Man! (highlights)

This video short introduces super hero "Asset Man!" and the role he plays in helping teachers, administrators, and students at Harold Schnell Elementary School, learn all 40 assets. Watch the highlights here.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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It's in the Stars (highlights)

This video short reviews a fascinating and informative discovery process former Texas Middle School Principal, Randy Adair, developed to identify those students who might benefit from proactive outreach by teachers and staff. Watch the highlights here.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
Continue to Full Version

Asset Man!

This video short introduces super hero "Asset Man!" and the role he plays in helping teachers, administrators, and students at Harold Schnell Elementary School, learn all 40 assets.

Topics Covered:

  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach
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