by Catharine Hannay
Continuing the popular series of song playlists for teachers, here are songs about self-compassion, self-acceptance, and supporting each other.
There are three songs for young children, which I've put at the top of the list. (You might want to check them out even if you don't teach young children. "You are Wonderful" is catchy, the "I Can Be" video is charming, and Kermit the Frog is, well, Kermit the Frog. I mean, what more can I say?)
Most of the other songs and videos are appropriate for a wide range of ages and audiences, but there are a few videos I would only feel comfortable showing to adults or mature teens. As always, please watch the full video and read the lyrics before deciding what's appropriate for your particular context.
It's not easy bein' green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things. And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water or stars in the sky. But green's the color of Spring..."