'cookie-monster' photo (c) 2007, Michelle O'Connell - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In what is undoubtedly the first time the expression “self-regulate” has been sung on a music video, Sesame Street has put out a music video spoofing “Icona Pop’s hit song “I Love It”” (which I’ve never heard of — a sad commentary on my awareness of pop culture). The Cookie Monster sings about the importance of self-control, and is kicking-off what is a new Sesame Street curriculum on that life skill.

It’s a fun song, and I can certainly see myself showing it to end the self-control lesson in my book, Helping Students Motivate Themselves. Ninth-graders would find it silly enough to be cool.

Interestingly enough, a year or two ago the PBS News Hour did a fabulous segment with Sesame characters on self control, which you can find here. My students really liked it.

Of course, I’ll be adding this video to The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.