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The Reality Ride

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The Hulk Roller Coaster
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Roller coaster at Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.

Sheikra
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Diving machine roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Reality Ride Music Video
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This music video was created for WhyTry by Dave Murray of Austin, Texas.

Emotional Rollercoaster
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A hilarious little boy shows a wide range of emotions while riding his first rollercoaster.( Shown often in Level 1 Trainings)

Life is a Rollercoaster
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In this clip from the 1989 film "Parenthood," the grandmother describes riding a rollercoaster in a way that likens the ride to life. 

Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Rollercoaster
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Jimmy challenges Kevin to overcome his fear of rollercoasters

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Defense Mechanisms

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Road Rage with Granny
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Don’t mess with little old ladies at pedestrian crossings!  

News Reporter Scared by Lizard
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Funny clip showing reporter's impulse response when a lizard jumps on his coat. 

Bars And Melody
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Two young men perform a song about anti-bullying

The Breakup
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A scene from the popular film The Notebook that addresses Defense Mechanisms when we feel rejected, abandoned, hurt, or betrayed.

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Climbing Out

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Climbing Out
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A great music video created for WhyTry by Dave Murray of Austin, Texas.

Crabs In A Bucket
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Live crabs try to climb their way out of a bucket.

Waterbed Prank
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A hidden camera gag catches some surprised shoppers.

Peer Pressure
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This video montage portrays the negative side effects of "following the crowd," and encourages students to stand up for what they believe in.

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Desire, Time, Effort

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Steve Nash: “Training Day”
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"If you want to be good, you’ve got to practice."

Nike Training 
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There are no substitutes for hard work.

Ronaldinho: Touch of Gold 
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Brazilian superstar demonstrates what it takes to be the best.

How Bad Do You Want It?
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Is your desire to achieve your dreams stronger than your desire for air?

Kid's Got Game
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With desire, time, and effort, this boy is predicted to be "the next Lebron James." 

Man Uses A Typewriter To Create Art
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This man, suffering from Cerebral Palsy, has taught himself how to use a simple typewriter to create masterpiece works of art. 

Kung Fu Panda
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Po learns that the present is the most important time for change.

Growth Mindset Animation
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A short animation explaining the theory of growth and fixed mindsets 

State Track
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Double amputee defies odds and places in a state track meet.

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Get Plugged In

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Medieval Help Desk 
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What did tech support look like in the Middle Ages? 

Fatherhood Involvement
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This entertaining PSA shows how a parent/caregiver can make a difference in a child's life. 

Rube Goldberg Machine
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In this phenomenal commercial for Honda, all the parts work together to create an enthralling masterpiece. 

Getting to Know You
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The famous song from the classic film, "The King and I" talks about the good things that happen when we plug in and get to know each other.

Kathryn's Fiero
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A teenage girl plugs into a support network to achieve her dream of building a car. Also ties into Motivation Formula, Desire, Time, and Effort, and Tearing Off Labels. 

We See You
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High School teachers use slam poetry to let students know they understand their struggles

Steve Jobs on Failure
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The CEO of apple gives his thoughts on the importance of failure

PengWIN
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A gentoo penguin "plugs in" to his resources to escape the threat of a whale pod.

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Tearing Off Your Label

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Susan Boyle
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A labeled woman shocks the world.

Paul Potts
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A man is labeled by his first impression. That label changes the instant he opens his mouth and begins to sing.

India Arie and Akon: "I Am Not My Hair"
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This music video illustrates the concept of embracing "the real me" over the label. 

I Love My Hair
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This Sesame Street song encourages children to love who they are. 

I am Beautiful
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Christina Aguilera and Beverly McClellan tear off some labels with a touching duet.

Mad for Poetry: "Still I Rise"  
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Eileen discusses how Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise,” helped her cast off labels.

The Sneetches  
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Animated version of the book by Dr. Seuss.

The Ugly Duckling 
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Walt Disney cartoon version of the classic fairy tale.

Defeat the Label
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This powerful anti-bullying PSA shows the pain that people experience when they are labeled by others. 

Labels are for Jars
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Sometimes instead of helping people, we label them instead. 

Wreck-It Ralph Official Trailer
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The new Disney film is a great example of a "bad guy" and a "glitch" ripping off their labels and letting the "real me" shine through. 

Speechless
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A touching Special Olympics PSA about "shattering" the labels we give ourselves. Also applies to the "Passion, Purpose, Interest" portion of the Motivation Formula.

Labels Against Women
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Teach students about gender-based labeling with this powerful video by Pantene ProV.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
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The big bad wolf tells his side of the story and helps us see that maybe he isn't all too big and all too bad.

An Experiment in Words
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Teens to build up positive labels that inspire and uplift others

Hall of Fame
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Two young people tear off the labels that have been placed upon them and work towards achieving their dreams

Who Are You
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Song by, The Who

"Goth" Tears Off Labels
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Watch as Andrew De Leon shocks judges and audience with his amazing voice.

Tearing Off Your Labels
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Bullies picked on him everyday, until he did one simple thing to turn it around

Alissa's First Solo Performance
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Utah girl dances her way to a first place finish 9 months after losing her foot in an accident.

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The Motivation Formula

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Autistic Teen's Hoop Dreams
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Jason McElwain comes off the bench to set a school record.

Beats By The Bay: "Stay in School"
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Inspirational music video from the Bay Area Rappers Care (B.A.R.C.) coalition.

Jessica's Daily Affirmations
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This adorable, confident toddler works on her positive self-talk. 

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
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Dan Pink's speech about motivation: It's not about rewards!

Heart of a Soul Surfer
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A short introduction to the inspirational story of Bethany Hamilton, the teenage surfer who lost an arm in a 2003 shark attack.

Seeds of Resiliency
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The trailer for this documentary says it all: Motivation comes when we channel our challenges into positive fuel. 

Pep Talk from Kid President
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Looking for motivation? Try this encouraging yet funny pep talk from Kid President. 

Thumbs Up for Rock 'n' Roll!
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Watch an adorable motivational speech from a kid who's just learned to ride a bike. 

The Inspirational Video Everyone Should Live by
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One simple act of kindess is repaid 30 years later

The Meaning - Jim Carrey's "Why Try"
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Actor and comedian Jim Carrey tells us what motivates him. 

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Jumping Hurdles

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How Not To Hurdle
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But do jump right back up!

Michael Jordan on Success   
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“I’ve failed over and over in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Beyond Reason
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Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones spent 12 years working hard and "jumping back up" to achieve a 12-second victory.  This inspiring video also applies to "Desire, Time, and Effort."  

Richie Parker: Drive
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See a day in the life of a man born without arms, who has jumped this hurdle and others to become a professional designer for a popular motorsports company. This video also applies to "Lift the Weight" and "Motivation Formula." 

Can Anyone Help Me?
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Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs. Despite this giant hurdle in life, he accomplishes everything he sets his mind to. 

Tony Hawk's Loop of Death
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Pro skaters try and fail at successfully skating Tony Hawk's loop of Death until they finally succeed. 

Baby Learning To Walk
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Time and time again this baby stands up only to fall immediately back down. After many failed attempts she gets up one final time and takes her first steps.

Overcoming Obstacles - Steven Claunch
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Steven Claunch teaches us that there is no dishonor in disability and encourages everyone to find the ability in their disability

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Lift the Weight

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Weightlifter (VW ad)
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Maximum power condensed!

Weightlifting Mishaps
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Humorous mix showing various weightlifting accidents.

Olympic Weightlifter Mishap (Allstate ad) 
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Are you in good hands?

What I Am
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In this adorable Sesame Street music video, Will.i.am sings about how we get stronger when we never give up. This video also works well with "Labels."

No Dishonor in Disabilities
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Educator Steven Claunch discusses the number of ways he's overcome the obstacle of being born without fingers on his right hand and having one leg shorter than the other. 

Left Arm Smaller Than Right
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An interesting (and humorous) experiment from the film "Lady in the Water."

Mulan Challenge
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From Disney's Mulan, watch Mulan find creative ways to solve her problems

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The Wall

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Attention Test
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What are you missing when you think you’re paying attention?

UCLA Squirrels
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To get over the wall, sometimes outside help is needed. 

Hitting The Wall
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A clip from "Run Fatboy Run" that illustrates a hitting the wall moment and overcoming. 

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Other Video Resources

Customize Your PowerPoint

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This video provides helpful tips and tricks for customizing the slides on your WhyTry PowerPoint DVD. 

 

RESILIENCE BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO

For a list of suggestions on clips to use with The Resilience Breakthrough for Youth Program, purchase an online program subscription here. 

 

Resilience in Education Matters.

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