Before watching the segment above, discuss with your students:
What the word determination means. Tell the students that determination is a quality that can help you achieve something that is difficult. Explain to your students that sometimes you need to try really hard to do something and not give up.
Ask the students if they have ever had to do something that was hard to do. What was it? How did you get through it?
Tell your students that they will be watching a music video from Thomas & Friends in which the trains work really hard to be useful engines, even when it is hard. Ask your students to notice the various problems the trains encounter in doing their jobs.