School Shootings: What You & I Can Do!

School Shootings: What You & I Can Do! School shootings are one the hardest things to digest because they fly in the face of everything we believe. We love kids. We love our schools. We love the work we do. I’ve been in this fight since we first made the TEEN...

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3 Ideas to Relieve Stress On Your Campus

3 Ideas to Help Relieve Stress On Your Campus Stress! You feel it, your staff feels it, and your students feel it. As a marriage and family therapist, I help my clients and my schools work through this unrelenting issue.  After years of graduate school, over a...

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How to Address Lunch Time Stress at Your School

Winning the Battle on Lunch Time Stress When I first heard about lunch time stress, I had to look it up and I thought to myself, “Is this even a thing?” After all, I was the teacher who either offered students the option to eat lunch in my classroom with...

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Understanding and Guiding The 9 Types of Leaders

A Free Assessment to Help Identify the 9 Types of Leaders in Your School School Culture is rooted in two key pillars of leadership: Service and Spirit. Student leaders need to have a strong work ethic and desire to help others (service) and an enthusiastic approach to...

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How to Create Real Student Leaders With One Simple Step

How to Create Real Student Leaders with One Simple Step   Are your student leaders on poster patrol, or are they actually being trained and directed to lead your campus culture? I often visit schools where student leaders are more focused on making posters and...

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Congratulations to Our TEEN TRUTH 2017 Award Winners!

The 2017 TEEN TRUTH Awards As we traveled both far and near during 2017, we met school admins, counselors, teachers, and other key staff members giving their all to serve students and build school culture. All of them were doing amazing work, but a few stood out from...

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How to Unlock the Power of Student Groups

Student Support Groups in Schools To start off 2018 on an educational best-practice note, let’s talk student support groups! I am just bursting with so many ideas and resources on how to run support groups in the counseling office or classroom!  A student support...

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Leadership: About You vs. About Others

Leadership: About You vs. About Others The beginning stages of leadership you will find that most student leaders have a hard time thinking about others before themselves.  As ego-centric human beings it's natural to think only about ourselves, our needs, our desires,...

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