Strong School Culture Can Be Developed Anywhere

“Your school is too diverse for this to work.”  “Your teachers are too dumb to pull it off.” “Your time, funding, and testing practices will stop you from making it happen.” As you might have guessed, I call total B.S. on those notions! Click here for this CNN article...

read more

TEEN TRUTH Welcomes Stephen Amundson

5 minutes! That’s all it takes for me to know if a school has strong culture or not. After visiting over 1,000 schools I can feel it. Great culture requires a strong admin team and a tightly connected community, but more often than not it is created by the Director of...

read more

A Fun Way to Raise Money for Your School

One of the biggest problems our school programs face is money. We have amazing teachers who want to do amazing things, but everything costs so much money! Cash shouldn’t get in the way of education, so here’s a great way to raise thousands of dollars in ONE NIGHT!...

read more

3 Reasons Activities Directors Quit

The average Director of Activities (also know as Student Council Advisors) lasts for 3.5-years. Let’s take a moment to think about the significant implications this statistic offers in terms of building school culture. Honestly, if every 3.5-years a school is...

read more

How to Build an Inclusive Campus Culture

When building school culture it’s very important to understand WHO your activities are reaching and HOW often you are reaching different groups of people.  Often times our activity programs are only reaching certain groups over and over, while neglecting...

read more

Goonies #NeverSayDie… What do your students say?

While searching for One-Eyed Willie’s Treasure, the Goonies hit all kinds of crazy obstacles: lethal traps, nasty gangsters, and bizarre riddles. But they carried a powerful motto: “Goonies never say die!” The Goonies emboldened millions of Generation X’ers with an...

read more

3 Simple Ways After-School Can Help You

You want to build school culture. You want to extend guidance. You want to improve grades and attendance.   But you’re already working through lunch, balancing a razor-thin budget, and hacking through miles of red tape! What if I told you there was a solution to all...

read more

7 Back to School Tips for Counselors

Are you ready to start your year off right? If you are like me, the sight of a disorganized office or classroom is overwhelming and disorienting! And the knowledge of an unorganized counseling or teaching program is worse! For that reason, I have compiled a list of my...

read more

TEEN TRUTH Welcomes Stephanie Lerner

Texas school counselors are outnumbered 500 students to one counselor.    Where I grew up in California, the ratio is 900 to one. Your school probably faces the same challenge, which is overwhelming by itself. But when you add the... Social-emotional issues Career...

read more

How to Create a Diverse Student Leadership Team

How do you recognize a student leader?    Is it by which conferences they’re invited to? What t-shirt they wear? Which elections they’ve won?   Or is student leadership something less easily defined?   At TEEN TRUTH, we help educators redefine student leadership....

read more
Contact Us