Use This Activity to Create Solidarity in Your School

Use This Activity to Create Solidarity in Your School

Create Solidarity in Your School Through a Common Goal  For this blog, you will need a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Got it? Great. Let’s get started. First, imagine the perfect school. Take a moment to really think about it. Walk the halls, observe the people,...
Building School Culture Through Doing Less

Building School Culture Through Doing Less

Building School Culture Through Doing Less Thanks to TEEN TRUTH’s assembly programs, I’ve had the opportunity to personally visit 1,200+ schools. I’ve made a lot of friends, and had a lot of fun along the way. One thing I’ve noticed is that some schools just feel...
Rebuilding School Culture? We’re Going to Make It!

Rebuilding School Culture? We’re Going to Make It!

Rebuilding School Culture? We’re Going to Make It! Most of the time this blog contains a handy list of actions, or a tip on how to nudge school culture toward a more positive place. Most of the time, I’ll bet you try to do it. Even if you don’t always try every little...
The Ultimate Guide to School Conflict Resolution

The Ultimate Guide to School Conflict Resolution

The Ultimate Guide to School Conflict Resolution As I travel the country, I continue to hear how COVID has affected our students, staff, and parents.They are hurting, we are hurting, and our schools are hurting. What is the old saying? “Hurt people, hurt people.”...
TEEN TRUTH: Film Festival – Open for Submissions

TEEN TRUTH: Film Festival – Open for Submissions

TEEN TRUTH: Film Festival – Open for Submissions If you know me, you know that I love movies! They are a huge part of my story and the reason TEEN TRUTH has been able to grow into the school culture movement that it is today. When we started TEEN TRUTH we simply...
Time to Take Care of Yourself  ❤️

Time to Take Care of Yourself ❤️

Time to Take Care of Yourself As the holiday season approaches, it has become a tradition to give my most important advice to all of you folks working in education: take time to take care of yourself. All of you have experienced a seemingly endless list of challenges...
No Good Deed is Too Small When Building School Culture

No Good Deed is Too Small When Building School Culture

No Good Deed is Too Small When Building School Culture November has arrived, and the momentum of the school year has all of us sailing along once again. Due dates are marching toward us, and the often uphill battle of working in education can put even the most...
Free SEL Films to Use in Class or at School

Free SEL Films to Use in Class or at School

Free SEL Films to Use in Class or at School Every year we sponsor the TEEN TRUTH: FILM FESTIVAL. This is our chance to feature student voice and the power of filmmaking! We receive student films from all over the world and select the very best ones for you to use on...
Free SEL Films to Use in Class or at School

TEEN TRUTH: FILM FEST – 2021 Winners!

BLOOM”Teen Truth” Award Winner RAT LOVER”Open Competition” Award Winner BENEATH THE SKIN”My Truth” Award Winner COMPLIMENTING COWBOYS”Founders” Award Winner Click Here to Learn About Next Year's...
Are you truly listening to your students?

Are you truly listening to your students?

School Culture: The Value of Listening to Your Students As we cautiously step forward from summer into fall, we’re faced with a daunting task. Namely, we must find a way to rebuild our school culture. Prior to Covid, I traveled around the country helping hundreds of...
New Vaping Film from TEEN TRUTH

New Vaping Film from TEEN TRUTH

New Vaping Film from TEEN TRUTH for Schools & Teens Principals, counselors, and students have often asked me to produce a TEEN TRUTH film on vaping. As someone who works in schools, I know that this is a huge issue for our students as well as the adults who care...
3 Simple Ideas That Can Build School Culture!

3 Simple Ideas That Can Build School Culture!

3 Simple Strategies That Can Build School Culture! Jared Scott, Caleb Campbell, and I have been on the road helping schools kick off their school year and the #1 strategy that we love to use to build school culture and empower student voice is our leadership summit...
Would an extra $6,000 help your SEL efforts?

Would an extra $6,000 help your SEL efforts?

Would an extra $6,000 help your SEL efforts? You want great curriculum for students. You want amazing programs to build school culture. You want student leaders and staff members to feel supported. But all of that can cost money! What if we could create $6,000 for you...
The class of 2021 is hurting… This idea can help!

The class of 2021 is hurting… This idea can help!

The class of 2021 is hurting… This idea can help! If the class of 2020 felt side-swiped, the class of 2021 probably feels royally screwed over! I have heard it on virtual summit after virtual summit… “It’s not fair.” “I can’t get motivated.” “I miss school.” “I miss...
Need school funding? This idea can help! ????

Need school funding? This idea can help! ????

Need school funding? This idea can help! You are no stranger to budget cuts and financial constraints. You have bootstrapped programs together. Made random grants work. Or simply sold your soul to do what it takes to build school culture. But this year is a year...
Building School Culture in a Virtual World

Building School Culture in a Virtual World

Building School Culture in a Virtual World I know you care about students. It’s why you read this blog! You didn’t have to, but you’ve chosen to be a part of this team. Why is this important to building culture in a virtual world?  Because it means you are...
Free Book Study that Builds Campus Relationships

Free Book Study that Builds Campus Relationships

Free Book Study that Builds Campus Relationships As a school leader I know you want everyone to be connected, but sometimes we lack the vocabulary to build those connections. In my new book, Building Campus Relationships From the Inside Out, I’ve charted out a direct...
Free Book Study that Builds Campus Relationships

50% Off Your Guide to Building Campus Relationships

50% Off Your Guide to Building Campus Relationships Relationships are the secret sauce to building strong school culture. Without solid relationships, a campus will lack connection and direction. My dad taught 6th grade for 38 years. During his career he would have...
Want to Build Campus Relationships this Fall?

Want to Build Campus Relationships this Fall?

Want to Build Campus Relationships this Fall? COVID has turned your world upside down, social justice movements are sweeping the country, and life is much different for you, your students, and your fellow staff members. Question: How are you going to build campus...
Free Commencement Videos from TEEN TRUTH

Free Commencement Videos from TEEN TRUTH

Free Commencement Videos from TEEN TRUTH Your seniors have put in a lot of effort to get to this point. You have worked hard to get them here as well. We want to help you celebrate! The best youth speakers in the industry have developed a series of free commencement...
Announcing Flexible Dates & Delayed Deposits

Announcing Flexible Dates & Delayed Deposits

Announcing Flexible Dates & Delayed Deposits The COVID crisis has a lot of us feeling overwhelmed, concerned, and frustrated. It’s turned the education world upside down, so we here at TEEN TRUTH have an idea that will help you immensely. Introducing FLEXIBLE...
Webinars to Help School Leaders During the COVID Crisis

Webinars to Help School Leaders During the COVID Crisis

Lifetouch & TEEN TRUTH Team Up to Help School Leaders If you are interested in learning ways to build school culture, increase student resiliency, and improve campus relationships during the COVID crisis, please join us in the Lifetouch webinar series. A total of...
Free Virtual School Assemblies & Interactive Zoom Calls

Free Virtual School Assemblies & Interactive Zoom Calls

Free Virtual School Assemblies & Interactive ZOOM Calls We know that many of our schools look to TEEN TRUTH to drive real, personal interactions on campus, but with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting education so hard, our team has aggressively switched gears to bring...
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