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Write Now! Career Writing Prompts: Physical Therapist

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This Career Clip features Justin Snyder, Physical Therapist. Justin works for an inpatient facility helping people with neurological problems, spinal cord injuries and knee or hip replacements. His career advice, "do what you love and love what you do."

WLVT PBS 39 and PSEA have teamed to create these innovative writing prompts on careers. These 30 second to 1 minute pieces provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn a bit about a career and to write feedback to the question that is posed at the end of the clip. Many teachers find that these prompts work really well as a "get busy quick" activity as a class begins.

Out of Proportion

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Students are asked to explain how natural disasters affect environmental health. Science Now! video writing prompts are tools for educators and students to use in the classroom to encourage creative writing. The topics covered in these clips are a variety of science related information bits that challenge a student to interpret what they see. Presented by WLVT PBS 39 and PSEA.

Health

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Students are asked to explain how advances in technology have affected people's health. Science Now! video writing prompts are tools for educators and students to use in the classroom to encourage creative writing. The topics covered in these clips are a variety of science related information bits that challenge a student to interpret what they see. Presented by WLVT PBS 39 and PSEA.

Practice Makes Perfect

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As we all know, practice makes perfect. This clip highlights several children playing musical instruments and challenges the students to write about a time when they felt proud of themselves for working hard at something. Write Now! video writing prompts are tools for educators and students to use in the classroom to encourage creative writing. The topics covered in these clips are general/social topics that challenge students to evaluate common day occurrences or items in different ways. Presented by WLVT PBS 39 and PSEA.

One Boy's Online Tragedy

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While some people turn to social networks as an opportunity to open up and be themselves, others are looking for targets. In this video segment from FRONTLINE: "Digital Nation," learn about Ryan Halligan, the victim of a vicious cyberbullying campaign. After Ryan committed suicide, his father, John, went on Ryan's computer to search for answers. As Ryan's friends opened up online to John, he learned about the taunting that his son endured both at school and online.

Introduction to the Smoking Section

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New York Voices looks at the battle over fresh air in bars and restaurants. For reasons concerning public health, states all over the country are beginning to ban smoking in public places. For example, in 2003, New York State became the third state to stamp out cigarette smoking in virtually all businesses. Legislation ended smoking in certain restaurants, bars and other public places. Smokers describe when they began to smoke and why, how they feel about smoking and how they are viewed as smokers by others. Learn more about the controversy regarding banning smoking in The Smoking Section, another video in this series.

High School Football Players Discuss the Pressure to Stay in the Game, Despite Concussions

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Explore why, despite reports on the dangers of concussions, high school athletes feel pressured to hide their injuries in order to get back in the game with this video fromPBS NewsHourvideo from February 17th, 2014. According to the National Academy of Sciences, there are 11 recorded concussions for every 10,000 high school games and practices, twice the rate of college players. But researchers believe the number is actually much higher because many go unreported.

Recess Helps You Think, and Other Reasons to Get Up and Move

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Help students understand why physical activity is important for both the body and the mind. Amidst a national focus on testing and raising academic performance, a different kind of movement is catching on. Use this PBS NewsHour video report from February 2014, to understand how active learning incorporates strategies like dance and play to help students concentrate better, navigate social situations and practice leadership and patience. Teachers and administrators who create the right balance of academics and play report promising results in their classroom.

70 Years After Nuclear Test, New Mexico Town Fights for Compensation

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Listen to residents of a New Mexico town talk about their concerns over exposure to nuclear radiation with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from July 28, 2015.

Transgender Issues in the Spotlight after Teen’s Death

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Explore the challenges facing LGBTQ youth today with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from January 5, 2015.

Memphis Police Take Specialized Approach to Mental Illness

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Find out how Memphis changed the way its police approach mental illness with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from November 7, 2015.

Politicians Struggle with Opioid Epidemic in New Hampshire | PBS NewsHour

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Find out why politicians campaigning in New Hampshire are focusing on drug abuse with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from January 6, 2016.

‘Girls Court’ Provides Alternatives to Prison for Delinquent Girls

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Find out about an experimental court for girls in Florida with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from September 10, 2015.

In Search for Healthier Food: Scientists Get More Salt Taste from Less Salt

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Learn how researchers are devising healthier foods with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from October 14, 2014.

Does Trump’s School Safety Plan Make Schools Safer? | PBS NewsHour

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On March 11, 2018, President Donald Trump shared his school safety plan, which includes arming teachers, expanding mental health, and improving the National Instant Criminal Background System. The plan does not endorse expanding background checks. Trump backpedaled on his support for raising the minimum age to buy assault weapons, and the proposed program is being criticized for not going far enough to address the problem of gun violence. Arming teachers could make schools less safe, given accuracy problems and the potential to draw more shooters to schools.

March 14, 2018 videos and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

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