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Using ThinkHumanTV in Class

Overview: In this implementation method, the educator displays ThinkHumanTV content in class. Educators can do so using a projector or SmartBoard. They can also have students use individual laptops. See also: Where Does THTV Fit in my Curriculum.


Recommended grade levels: 4-12

Reminder: Please schedule an onboarding call with a ThinkHumanTV team member (IT’S FREE) to get set up with an educator account, and get all the features and benefits of the platform. 


  • We recommend reviewing the topics/module(s) you plan to cover prior to introducing them to the class

  • In class, sign into one of the supported streaming sites (Netflix, Disney+, Peacock) and into ThinkHumanTV using the Chrome browser. For more information, see how to start using ThinkHumanTV.

  • You may use a projector or SmartBoard to display the media and ThinkHumanTV training content to the whole class

    • If you run into issues using the Smartboard or big screen with ThinkHumanTV check the Support page.​

  • Set aside class time (e.g. 10-45 min) to watch content and go through one or more ThinkHumanTV modules

  • You may choose to create a custom hook or introduction with which to begin the lesson. 

  • You can also include various activities from our educator guide in your lessons. See how to access the guide



  • When using a SmartBoard, you can play the movie or show as you normally would and the activities will popup automatically; you can also click on individual scenes in the browser extension to go directly to the activities (see how it works).

  • You may choose to have the class discuss the module questions in groups or as a class before selecting a response

  • After a response selection is made, you may choose to have a quick follow-up discussion to explore what students think about their choice in light of the feedback provided by the system

  • You may also want to explore the themes or broader questions raised by the character interactions in the scenes you watch as a class. (You can save and add a note/prompt to any ThinkHumanTV segment.)

  • You may want to use the ThinkHumanTV educator guide for possible follow-up discussions and activities after modules are completed (See how to access the guide.)


If/when you have completed the basic training curriculum, you can follow the same process as outlined above with the ‘Ongoing Practice’ module. This module will generate new exercises based on previously covered concepts for any of the media content supported by ThinkHumanTV. 


Using Ongoing Practice will allow students to continue mastering the concepts with a variety of new ‘problems’ (i.e. emotional situations depicted in movies or shows) which match their development level. This in turn will support deep learning and the transfer of emotional knowledge and skills to contexts outside the classroom. 

Note on timing: Because ThinkHumanTV makes use of movies and shows, it’s a reliable way to get students to engage, and can be used strategically at times such as following lunch or close to the end of the day when it may be more challenging to maintain or capture students’ attention. See also: Where Does THTV Fit in my Curriculum.

Note on content: If you'd like to spend less class time watching media content, you may consider asking students to watch the content you plan to use ahead of time (e.g. at home). You can then use ThinkHumanTV to go directly to the relevant scenes and activities in class, as students will already be familiar with the characters and storyline. 

Note on laptops: If you choose to have students engage with ThinkHumanTV individually on their computers, you will want to take time to have students sign up and ensure everyone is correctly set up. See Getting students set up with ThinkHumanTV.

  • If students are watching media content, you can either identify specific content for everyone to watch or give students a choice in content selection (see the Media Selection usage tip)

  • If you prefer that students not watch media on their laptops, you can choose to have them go through just the emotion science/static learning content in a given module or modules on their own devices and at their own pace, while still watching the media and doing exercises together using the big screen. 

You may also be interested in: Using ThinkHumanTV as homework.

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