The Power of Choice: COPING WITH PRESSURES
-For grades 9-12
-Featuring Michael Pritchard
-Video with Printable Teacher’s Guide
-Available on DVD or Online Digital Video Streaming
Comedian/youth counselor Michael Pritchard talks with high school students across America about the pressures they face, from academic competition to peer acceptance to parental expectations. In small group dialogues, they grapple with ways of keeping pressure in perspective and handling it in a positive, healthful manner.
- To stimulate young people to think critically about the kinds of pressures they live with.
- To encourage and empower them to choose for themselves how they will respond to those pressures.
- To explore the differences between legitimate and illegitimate pressures.
In this program, comedian/teen counselor Mike Pritchard and students from St. Louis; New York City; Cleveland; Detroit; Columbia, SC.; and Gainesville, FL, talk about the pressures they face, from academic competition to peer acceptance to parental expectations. In small group dialogues, they grapple with ways of keeping pressure in perspective and handling it in a manner that serves their best interests.
Approximate runtime: 28 min.
ABOUT THE VIDEO SERIES:
Used as a springboard for group discussion, The Power of Choice series is highly effective at triggering teenagers to talk openly about their personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and to look critically at how they make choices. Each program comes with a printable teaching guide filled with discussion questions, group activities, and writing assignments.
Sample Video Clip from The Power of Choice series:
Purchase the complete series and SAVE or mix and match: