Daily Themes to Develop Student Leadership

Quick and Easy Daily Themes to Student Leadership How can I encourage excellent student leadership as an Activities Director? I ask myself that question every few months, and one of the most effective tools I've discovered is Daily Themes! Highly successful and...

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$10,000 for YOUR School Culture Development Program

Would $10,000 help you build school culture?   Developing great student leaders isn’t easy. Some just want the job to boost their “resume” while others get looped in via a popularity contest. But no matter where they come from or what their purpose is, there is a...

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Cyberbullying Solutions

Cyberbully Prevention With the rise of social media over the last decade, cyberbullying has become a huge problem for students and for schools. To follow up with my October post about bullying prevention, I thought it would be timely to explore the cyberbullying...

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New Social Media School Assembly

TEEN TRUTH is launching a social media school assembly!   Crystal is just like your students. She is searching for her inner voice, and cultivating the strength to face the harsh criticisms and unrealistic expectations of the digital world. She and countless...

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The Best Ways to Promote Anti-Bullying in Your School

October is Bully Prevention Awareness Month! Since October is National Bully Prevention Month, I thought I'd take some time to write about the ways that counselors, teachers, mental health professionals, and activity directors can promote anti-bullying efforts in...

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How to Motivate Your Leaders

How to Motivate Your Leaders If you want to motivate your leaders, you must first understand these three words:  COMPLIANT.  OBLIGATED.  OPPORTUNITY. I think it is important that our leaders understand the stages of MOTIVATION. Leaders that are Compliant:  these types...

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Draw A Vacation Leadership Exercise

Draw a Vacation - A Simple but Effective Leadership Exercise For this simple but effective leadership exercise, everyone needs a pen and a paper.  Place a blank sheet of paper in front of you, in the landscape direction.  We are all going on a vacation....

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Event Stacking: Increase Your Turnout!

We all want maximum exposure for our big school activities, but sometimes people just don’t show! How can we draw interest in our next event from parents and students who already have a full schedule? That answer is in stacking several small events to lead up to your...

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The 5 Best Ways to Save Money on School Assembly Programs

The 5 Best Ways to Save Money on School Assembly Programs $600 to bring a TEEN TRUTH assembly to your school would be a crazy deal, right? Well, that is exactly where we started. I was making most of the sales calls back then in 2006, and let me tell you, not everyone...

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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...

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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...

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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!...

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