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What Do You Say?

This unique web feature is created for educators to use with their students. Each month we will feature a new question. It is simple to use.

Have your students view the very short clips and do a writing assignment to respond to the question. Follow the write-ups with a class discussion. Students can edit their comments and post answers here, sharing their insights with others.

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  • Anonymous (not verified)
     People can be jerks, but to get back at them, laugh at what they say, if they get mad then keep laughing if they hit you then keep laughing
  • This unique web feature is created for educators to use with their students. Each month we will feature a new question. It is simple to use. Have your students view the very short clips and do a writing assignment to respond to the question. Follow the write-ups with a class discussion. Students can edit their comments and post answers here, sharing their insights with others.
  • Anonymous (not verified)
    What the boy in the video says is so true. I find myself feeling confident and assured after someone praises me, and I've noticed that I walk taller and have a more positive outlook, too. It reminds me of the difference just a few little words can have on someone's self-confidence.
  • A lot of times people call me shy and make fun of me for not talking much. I'm not this way at home or around my best friends, but at school everyone constantly calls me quiet and shy. A lot of times, I don't raise my hand in class even when I have the answer, and I think it could be because I'm starting to believe inside that I really am this quiet and shy person, and I can't be outspoken.
  • Anonymous (not verified)
    I think this boy is right, people can really take things the people say to heart. My friend was teased a lot when we were in elementary school. It wasn't like the names in the video (she was teased for her acne or they called her slow cause she had to go to special classes), but she also never really had the confidence even though I think she's really smart and talented. She always talks herself down.  
  • Anonymous (not verified)
     The way other people talk about you can totally affect the way you look at yourself. I remember one time, my teacher made a joke to a student she was really friendly with but the girl really took it personally and transferred out of the class. It was good because teachers probably shouldn't be crossing that line—making personal jokes about students—but it really affected this girl and our whole class. It went from being a fun class to one where everyone was tense. We also didn't want to feel like adults were judging us. 
  • Anonymous (not verified)
    I think it's great to highlight how students may start to internalize negative statements made about them. Positive statements work in a similar way and can have very positive affects on young people in developing their self-perception. :)
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  •  Stereotypes have never been good since this is the root of racism and bullying. Some people just let their friends stereotyping others as long as they don’t get affected. This is the point where we all should start eliminating the root of any kinds of stereotypes. If we see our friends doing something that is just not right towards the others, we should warn and stop them by explaining what they are actually causing.
  • Anonymous (not verified)
     People can be jerks, but to get back at them, laugh at what they say, if they get mad then keep laughing if they hit you then keep laughing
  • Anonymous (not verified)
     How can we really break down the stereotypes that divide us? What do you say? We can gather together and try to stick together and make people see the other side. We need to fight the problems and stand up to spread the truth. We need to stop letting people bringing us down by our race, or nationality. We are all equal and should be treat with respect. An nation get judge by what the people do. We should stand up, its not because that person did something terrible that people have to think that i am that way too. This is unfair.
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  • Anonymous (not verified)
     The way other people talk about you can totally affect the way you look at yourself. I remember one time, my teacher made a joke to a student she was really friendly with but the girl really took it personally and transferred out of the class. It was good because teachers probably shouldn't be crossing that line—making personal jokes about students—but it really affected this girl and our whole class. It went from being a fun class to one where everyone was tense. We also didn't want to feel like adults were judging us. 
  • Anonymous (not verified)
     Stereotypes have never been good since this is the root of racism and bullying. Some people just let their friends stereotyping others as long as they don’t get affected. This is the point where we all should start eliminating the root of any kinds of stereotypes. If we see our friends doing something that is just not right towards the others, we should warn and stop them by explaining what they are actually causing.
  • This unique web feature is created for educators to use with their students. Each month we will feature a new question. It is simple to use. Have your students view the very short clips and do a writing assignment to respond to the question. Follow the write-ups with a class discussion. Students can edit their comments and post answers here, sharing their insights with others.
  • I think to break down the stereotypes should be little by little through a period, Because stereotype formed through a long time, It is like a bad habbit, we cannot easily change it, but, we still can change it day by day. Also, I think environment can affect stereotypes a lot, peer pressure, self-esteem, these all can affect us to form stereotype, i think to change into a different environment may easier for us to break down stereotypes, but,it depends, because some people cannot easily fit into a new environment. 
  • Anonymous (not verified)
    I think this boy is right, people can really take things the people say to heart. My friend was teased a lot when we were in elementary school. It wasn't like the names in the video (she was teased for her acne or they called her slow cause she had to go to special classes), but she also never really had the confidence even though I think she's really smart and talented. She always talks herself down.  
  •  Stereotypes have never been good since this is the root of racism and bullying. Some people just let their friends stereotyping others as long as they don’t get affected. This is the point where we all should start eliminating the root of any kinds of stereotypes. If we see our friends doing something that is just not right towards the others, we should warn and stop them by explaining what they are actually causing.
  • Anonymous (not verified)
     People can be jerks, but to get back at them, laugh at what they say, if they get mad then keep laughing if they hit you then keep laughing
  • Anonymous (not verified)
     How can we really break down the stereotypes that divide us? What do you say? We can gather together and try to stick together and make people see the other side. We need to fight the problems and stand up to spread the truth. We need to stop letting people bringing us down by our race, or nationality. We are all equal and should be treat with respect. An nation get judge by what the people do. We should stand up, its not because that person did something terrible that people have to think that i am that way too. This is unfair.
    Newcomers HS
    United States
    US
  • Anonymous (not verified)
     The way other people talk about you can totally affect the way you look at yourself. I remember one time, my teacher made a joke to a student she was really friendly with but the girl really took it personally and transferred out of the class. It was good because teachers probably shouldn't be crossing that line—making personal jokes about students—but it really affected this girl and our whole class. It went from being a fun class to one where everyone was tense. We also didn't want to feel like adults were judging us. 
  • Anonymous (not verified)
     Stereotypes have never been good since this is the root of racism and bullying. Some people just let their friends stereotyping others as long as they don’t get affected. This is the point where we all should start eliminating the root of any kinds of stereotypes. If we see our friends doing something that is just not right towards the others, we should warn and stop them by explaining what they are actually causing.
  • I think to break down the stereotypes should be little by little through a period, Because stereotype formed through a long time, It is like a bad habbit, we cannot easily change it, but, we still can change it day by day. Also, I think environment can affect stereotypes a lot, peer pressure, self-esteem, these all can affect us to form stereotype, i think to change into a different environment may easier for us to break down stereotypes, but,it depends, because some people cannot easily fit into a new environment.