START WITH HEART
are bite-sized classroom video lessons that use music and humor to help elementary students with character building, classroom behavior, and more. Teachers can start each day with one of our 180 short episodes.
Start With Heart creators Mark Beckwith and Obediah Thomas have performed educational shows for children in schools since 1999. Even earlier, Mark got his break writing songs and stories for children as the music director for the internationally popular Jumpstart Series, starting in 1990. With over 10 million units in sales worldwide, it exposed Mark to new forms of ‘“edutainment” and multimedia, which planted the seed for Shows That Teach, Razzle Bam Boom, and now our beloved Start With Heart.
Our classroom videos address a wide variety of topics, including growth mindset, SEL (social-emotional learning), respect, kindness, PBIS, attitude, bullying, focus, the environment, body movement, and more. Each video is carefully crafted, using songs, common kid situations, and humor, to engage K-5 students, while teaching them important life skills. Our popular character, Puey-the-Pig, delightfully represents the viewpoint of an elementary school kid.
See What Teachers Have to Say
“Start With Heart Videos has been an incredibly valuable resource for my classroom. My students love the fun and engaging videos, and I appreciate the important life lessons they teach. Highly recommend!”
“I have been using Start With Heart Videos for over a year now and I am constantly impressed with the quality of content. It's rare to find educational videos that are both entertaining and informative, but Start With Heart Videos deliver every time. Thank you!”
“As an elementary school teacher, I am always on the lookout for new and engaging ways to teach my students important life skills. Start With Heart Videos has been an invaluable resource in my classroom, and I highly recommend it to other educators.”