50% Off Your Guide to Building 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...
Looking for a Professional Development Speaker?

Looking for a Professional Development Speaker?

Looking for a PD speaker to inspire your staff next fall? Good news! We have been working hard to convert our PD workshops into the virtual world, so no matter what the situation is in the fall, you can still work to build school culture and empower student voice with...
Working On School Culture This Summer?

Working On School Culture This Summer?

School Culture Strategies That Help! If you are like me the COVID crisis has had you feeling anxious, sad, and even frustrated. But with the school year coming to a close, I am hoping there will be a period of rest and reflection for you and your team. During that...
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...
Student Relationships First, Then Distance Learning

Student Relationships First, Then Distance Learning

Maslow First, Then Blooms I had a student. He transferred in mid-year. His file was thick. He came in ready for a battle. He came in knowing that school wasn’t for him. At first glance, he was what you would expect, tattered clothes, dirty, distant. He walked with a...
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...
3 Things to Know BEFORE You Book Your Fall Assembly

3 Things to Know BEFORE You Book Your Fall Assembly

3 Things to Know BEFORE You Book Your Fall Assembly 2020 is in full swing and here at TEEN TRUTH, we’re already on track to have one of our best years ever! We’re all thrilled to be able to help schools learn how to build school culture, how to create resilient...
The Best Way to Build Relationships on Campus

The Best Way to Build Relationships on Campus

The Best Way to Build Relationships on Campus When I was in grad school for professional counseling, I had the opportunity to intern under Dr. David Ferguson. In that internship, he taught me the single most powerful way to develop healthy relationships. It quickly...
4 Ways to Help Teachers Inspire Students

4 Ways to Help Teachers Inspire Students

4 Ways to Help Teachers Inspire Students I believe in educators. I believe in their power to impact students not only in learning content but also in their attitudes about themselves as learners. Inspired educators produce inspired learners. We are inspired when who...
2 Of The Best Ways to Combat Teacher Burnout

2 Of The Best Ways to Combat Teacher Burnout

2 Of The Best Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout Teaching is hard.  Often we find ourselves struggling with a dichotomy; we love our jobs yet the intensity of the work leaves us feeling burnt out. In the classroom, I have days where I daydream about a job that I could...
2019 Has Been An Amazing Year

2019 Has Been An Amazing Year

2019 Has Been An Amazing Year We are on the road finishing our last few assemblies, summits, and trainings, and you know what? I think you and I need to pat ourselves on the back a little! I’ve been working in schools since 2006, and I can honestly say that 2019...
How to Inspire Passionate Learning

How to Inspire Passionate Learning

How to Inspire Passionate Learning A Kind Word is Never Wasted: a plaque with these words has always hung above the door of my classroom.   I believe it to my core, but today I learned that there is science behind the phrase.  Today I watched a presentation by...
3 Ways to Boost the Spirit of Giving on Campus

3 Ways to Boost the Spirit of Giving on Campus

3 Ways to Boost the Spirit of Giving on Campus We are now in the midst of the holiday season. Parties, decorations, sweet treats, and of course the most important thing GIFTS.  Adults are dashing around town trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list...
The 2 Cheapest and Easiest Ways to Build School Culture

The 2 Cheapest and Easiest Ways to Build School Culture

The 2 Cheapest and Easiest Ways to Build School Culture Before I tell you two very simple strategies to build school culture, let’s acknowledge that being “seen” can sometimes be the best part of someone’s day. We all move fast, and have so much to do. How often do we...
The Power of Being “Seen” on Campus

The Power of Being “Seen” on Campus

The Power of Being “Seen” on Campus My daughter is a young cyclist.  She first started racing as a mini miss on a little strider bike with no pedals.  She would ride around the grass as her daddy would compete in bike races. Now that she is older, she is able to...
3 Simple Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Gratitude

3 Simple Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Gratitude

3 Simple Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Gratitude After 16 years in education I can honestly say that November is my favorite month.  It’s not because the weather is perfect, that I made it through the first few months of school alive, or even that winter break is...
3 Strategies to Help Stop Teen Suicide

3 Strategies to Help Stop Teen Suicide

3 Strategies to Help Stop Teen Suicide The first time I contemplated suicide was in 2004. I was 29 years old. My first marriage had crumbled. I was extremely embarrassed by such a public failure. I felt like I had nothing left to live for. If you’ve read my book,...
3 Ways to Help Students Define Themselves

3 Ways to Help Students Define Themselves

3 Ways to Help Students Define Themselves Here is a true and personal story about my life.  As a kiddo, I LOVED school. It was a safe, stress free place where I found a sense of community.  I was successful at school and it made sense to me. I was outgoing and...
3 Strategies for Developing a Suicide Awareness Program

3 Strategies for Developing a Suicide Awareness Program

3 Strategies for Developing a Suicide Awareness Program This past week I spoke with a mother who had lost her son to a completed suicide the week before.  Her main reason for calling me was to share names of her son’s closest friends that attended his vigil and were...
The Most Powerful School Culture Idea Ever!

The Most Powerful School Culture Idea Ever!

The Most Powerful School Culture Idea Ever! As educational leaders, we are always looking for that edge – that special concept that can turn the tides on school culture and tip our schools toward success. We research about other schools for the best ideas, we...
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