Thank you so much for all you do!
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I have to tell you how excited my class was to get our shout out today! For some reason the kids appreciated it way more in this virtual setting. We played it twice. A few kids even brought their parents over to see. One of my girls said, “Wow, that made my day!” Thank you for bringing joy to my whole class today! And, thanks for doing your part to help these kids deal with the pandemic!
I used to teach at Frenchtown Elementary in Montana. We used School Tools TV there and the kids really benefited from it. The kids at my new school here in Lynnwood are struggling with some skills that I noticed my last students didn’t. I think watching the videos pre taught my previous students skills that the kids at my new school haven’t learned. I’m hoping I see some changes by utilizing the videos!
Thanks so much Rusty- I’m sure thankful for your shows- it’s a great springboard into class discussions and I always appreciate your frankness and use of kid friendly vocabulary.
I think Rusty’s daily messages are in student oriented language that can be applied immediately. Many times we use his question of the day to add to our morning meeting. We look forward to using Rusty’s messages for years to come.
We watch Rusty every morning and then have a class discussion on the topic of the day. I use my Smartboard to watch the show and my kids and I love it. Working with high risk native children, many of the things Rusty brings up allows us to breach the very issues the kids face. Kids that participate get Class Dojo points so they are eager to jump into the discussions.
We use Rusty May School Tools every day after lunch recess. It helps us to re-focus before we continue our day. We discuss the important message and it is amazing how on point they are. If we are having problems with tattling, Rusty reads our minds and talks about that topic on that week. He really understands how the classroom works. If we are having problems finding a friend to connect with, he teaches us tools on how to be a good friend. They remind me if we miss a Rusty May episode because of a no school day so we have to go back and watch it. We love Rusty May videos!!!
“The most exciting event of the school year was when Rusty May visited Pine Butte on April 11th. For those who don’t know, Rusty May is a renowned educational/behavioral expert who works with students and teachers on character education, social skills, classroom management, bullying, and building positive relationships with kids.
Each day our students watch a short video from Rusty that prompts discussions about real-life situations and behaviors that our staff uses to educate our students about social skills, managing emotions, bullying prevention, work ethic, collaboration, and various other topics.
Honestly, there is not a superstar, an athlete, nor a musician that we could have brought to Pine Butte who would have been more famous than Rusty May! It was exciting to watch our students react to his presence in the school.” – Aaron Skogen Principal – Pine Butte Elementary
I wanted to thank you for yesterday’s video for k-2 titled Look. I have a girl in my class who is deaf, so this video related to us more than you know. My girl was so excited to see your picture of the hearing aid and showed everyone hers. After the video we always talk about our feelings, but everyone was excited to talk about this girl and your video. Again, thank you very much for all you do.
Shout out to you and your great videos! My students love them, and more importantly they are learning and transferring what you’re teaching. We watch every day and often spin into a quick discussion, role play, reflection, etc. I’ve even had parents express positive differences in their children, who attribute what they’ve learned to “our friend Rusty”.
I’ve appreciated watching you grow as well, as you’ve expressed in your videos. It’s a powerful message to students and teachers that we all learn and continue to grow through adulthood.
Thanks for all you do! Have a great day!
I have been teaching thirty two years. I have used Schooltools TV in my third grade classroom faithfully for the past four years in Anderson, CA. I don’t know what I would do without it. Your values match mine perfectly and the program helps me to make sure I talk to my students on a daily basis about what really matters. Thanks for your hard work on this. You are making a huge difference in the world, and I am sure you are not even aware of how much influence you are having on people.
Short, informative episodes designed to helps educators deal with social, emotional and behavioral challenges in the post Covid 19 classroom. We’ve all experienced trauma and connection is more important than ever. This show was created to help teachers and students reconnect so we can all get back to learning, growing and moving forward together.
Teaching requires a healthy relationship between the teacher and student. The better the relationship, the better the results. Bullying happens when children feel disconnected. The better the connection, the better the results. Social skills like respect, responsibility and resiliency are necessary in order for learning to take place and must be taught and modeled by the classroom teacher. The better the social skills, the better the results. In just a few minutes each day, you can help lift the entire class socially, emotionally and academically which will give you better results. What are the benefits of watching the show?
More Teachable Time
Improves Academic Results
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