HOW IT WORKS
Getting Started Is As Easy As 1,2,3!
Watch A Natural High Video
Discuss Together as a group or parent/child
Go Deeper Through fun activities
Storytelling is powerful. And effective. Our 4-6 minute videos are dynamic, high-quality and personal stories that deliver life-changing messages to students. Research has shown that youth behavior change can be dramatically influenced by the right messaging.
- Many teachers and parents start with our Playlists, where we select a series of Storytellers for you to follow.
- Individual stories can be used as well, targeting your audience with storytellers that they can relate to. We have over 40 Storytellers and each is packaged to be used as a standalone or in a series.
- We recommend teachers and parents ask their child or students to pick a Storyteller from the list.
- Feel free to use them over a week, spread them out over a month or a semester. With over 40 storytellers, you can even use them daily in Advisory, for example. We recommend parents have a low pressure Sunday night Watch and Discuss before dinner! The more Sundays the better.
- It’s easy- just hit “play”. (4-7 minutes)
This is where the ‘good stuff’ happens. After watching a video we make it easy for you to facilitate a thoughtful conversation with our discussion guides. We give you what you need to ask meaningful questions and draw all students or children into a dialogue about the story they just watched. You can also make up your own questions, of course.
- Discussions can last a whole period or pre-dinner session and help drive the lessons home. (20 minutes plus)
We’ve designed interactive ways to go deeper into concepts shown by the storytellers in the videos. Each story has specific activities tied to the story that naturally follow the discussion. We also have a whole library of activities that can be used after any storyteller video.
- Common Core Aligned All activities are aligned to Common Core Standards and The National Health Education Standards and are written directly to a student audience.
- Designed to be homework. (40-60 min)
- Some parents skip this step or pick and choose Activities.
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Optional Red Ribbon Week Playlist: Grades 7-12
The theme of this playlist is “Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.”
Optional Red Ribbon Week Playlist: Grades 4-6
A playlist just for elementary students!
Distance Learning Playlist 2
This is our second playlist designed specifically for at-home use! It can be used for distance learning, and students and parents can easily access it from home.
Distance Learning – Tailored For At-Home Use
This playlist is designed to be used for distance learning with middle and high-school students.
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
NIDA Facts Week (March 30-April 5) is a great time to talk in your community about substance abuse awareness…
This is a playlist intended to be used with a student-led Natural High Club.
Start an engaging conversation about making healthy choices during homeroom.
This playlist will help you get started and continue conversations about drug and alcohol abuse.
Advisory periods offer moments for students and faculty to engage in authentic conversation.
This playlist features engaging storytellers making healthy life-choices.
Try It Out
Try out our storyteller content and discussion questions – no login required.