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...
Childhood Anxiety: How To Help Teens Cope

Childhood Anxiety: How To Help Teens Cope

As an LMFT school clients, parents, and teens are always asking me about ways to help teens come with childhood anxiety.  Here is the deal… The teen years can be a difficult time for even the most well-adjusted child, and when school, dating, and pressure to get...
Have you set your intention for this year?

Have you set your intention for this year?

Have you set your intention for this school year? Seems like our world is at a fevered pitch right now. School board meetings are erupting. Students are working hard to get back to normal. And teachers are doing everything they can to push forward. Between COVID,...
Student Leadership Activities & Lessons

Student Leadership Activities & Lessons

Are you looking for fun, engaging, and educational student leadership activities? TEEN TRUTH is here to help!  Over the years, our team has developed valuable student leadership materials and programs for our Student Leadership Summit. We are happy to share some of...
Hiring High School Guest Speakers in 2021

Hiring High School Guest Speakers in 2021

The main goal for a guest speaker isn’t just to create a dialogue for a particular topic but also to motivate and offer real-world advice that could significantly impact students during and after high school. Guest speakers offer enlightened perspectives on tough...
Specific Strategies that Build Self-Driven Students

Specific Strategies that Build Self-Driven Students

Learn Specific Strategies that Build Self-Driven Children with Dr. William Strixrud Did you watch the interview I posted last week with Ned Johnson, the co-author of The Self-Driven Child? He offered some amazing insight into why building self-driven children is so...
Are you building self-driven students?

Are you building self-driven students?

Learn How to Build Self-Driven Students with Ned Johnson For an upcoming virtual event, one of our clients asked me for advice on how to encourage her remote learning students to show up while at home. It has been a struggle these last few weeks as more and more...
The Value of The Self-Driven Child

The Value of The Self-Driven Child

TEEN TRUTH’s JC Pohl was able to visit with Dr. William Strixrud and Ned Johnson, co-authors of the popular book The Self-Driven Child. Watch below to learn how educators, counselors, and parents can work together to build self-driven students! Interview #1...
Free Parents Night Program in this Post

Free Parents Night Program in this Post

Guess what? We hosted a virtual parents’ night last month in Washington that was simply amazing! Not only did I have the opportunity to teach our 5 Keys to Building Resilient Students, but the PTA also hosted a phenomenal roundtable discussion with principals and...
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...
A Little Hope for Your Students & Staff!

A Little Hope for Your Students & Staff!

The class of 2021 is hurting… This idea can help! Do you feel that your students and staff need a little hope right now? That is why I sat down to interview Vincent A. Lanci. He, just like your students during COVID, got side swiped unexpectedly. No. Literally. He...
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...
New Year’s Journal Activity

New Year’s Journal Activity

Here we are in 2021 and I’m pumped. I think this will be our best year yet! I know that you are already a Culture Warrior for your school. But, I want to offer you a powerful New Year’s Journal Activity to help make you even better! #1 – REFLECT Write a...
Use Your CARES Act Money Before it Expires!

Use Your CARES Act Money Before it Expires!

Use Your CARES Act Money Before it Expires! Many of our TEEN TRUTH schools have reached out this month to discuss their CARES Act money that is set to expire at the end of the month. If you or your team members are looking to utilize your CARES Act money to support...
Building Resilient Students During COVID

Building Resilient Students During COVID

Transformative Principal Podcast  I was recently featured on the Transformative Principal Podcast. Jethro Jones and I had an awesome conversation about building resilient students during these challenging times. Listen below or find the Transformative Principal...
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...
3 Simple Ideas That Can Build School Culture!

3 Student Created Ideas that Can Help! ????

3 Student Created Ideas that Can Help! It can be super hard to motivate students working from home or coming to school in hybrid environments. Often, they feel disconnected and just down right bored. So, that begs the question… Are your student leaders finding new...
The Cornerstone of Great School Culture

The Cornerstone of Great School Culture

The Cornerstone of Great School Culture Every morning before the first bell rang at my school, my buddy Sean could be found on the basketball court, practicing free throws. He was a bit of an oddity freshman year. While other players were just rolling in, he was...
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