Bringing over 30 years of experience in education, Michelle L. Trujillo has captured the spirit and voice of teens in several publications. The captivating narratives depict real dilemmas facing adolescents and their families, and help readers achieve insight and understanding of sensitive topics facing today's teen.
You can build an empathetic school culture that promotes genuine acceptance of one another, an appreciation for diversity, and an intrinsic desire to contribute and grow academically—a school environment that is inviting, positive, and engaging!
In this easy-to-read, inspiring book, educational consultant and former high school principal Michelle Trujillo shows how positive school culture is anchored in social and emotional learning as a way of being. Through explanation, personal anecdotes, and the demonstration of problem-solving through intentional connection, she guides educators to explore their own SEL aptitudes. In doing so, she inspires a schoolwide investment in a philosophy of connection—with students and each other—that ignites a climate in which every individual is seen, heard, and valued, and academic achievement has an opportunity to thrive for all.
“This is a powerful and moving resource to inspire every educator who wants to make a difference!"
– Eric Jensen, Author
Brain-Based Learning and Teaching With the Brain in Mind
9781544352824 | $20.00
March 2019 | 176 pages | Corwin
Books are available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobel
Chicken Soup for the Soul co-creators Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have teamed up with Michelle L. Trujillo, best known to teens as Mrs. T, to offer you a collection of passages from teenagers across the nation that will lead you on a spiritual journey.
From trial and tragedy to triumph and joy, teen contributors share personal, heartfelt testimonies about how God has given them strength and courage to deal with the tough times and love and comfort when they have felt alone. Teens also share with you what it means to accept God's grace and rely on His guidance. At the end of each chapter, Mrs. T shares stories and encouragement, while inviting you to continue or establish a promising relationship with God.
Regardless of your religion, this book will be a light upon your path. Teens Talkin' Faith is a gift from Chicken Soup for the Soul, Mrs. T, and teens just like you. It is a gift of faith, love, and hope that can make a difference in your life.
Michelle Trujillo, best known to teens as Mrs. "T", has compiled a collection of passages from teenagers across the nation that readers will find relevant to their own life as they are lead upon a captivating spiritual journey.
Throughout this powerful and unique book, teens share their life experiences from trial and tragedy to triumph and joy. Teen contributors provide personal stories written from the heart about how God has given them the strength and courage to deal with tough situations, along with love and comfort in times of loneliness. Teens also share what it means to accept God's grace and rely on His guidance. At the end of each chapter, Mrs. T shares heart-wrenching stories and spiritual inspiration, while inviting readers to continue or begin a promising relationship with God.
Regardless of religious differences, teens will find this book to be a guiding light along their path. Teens Talkin' Faith is a gift from Mrs. T and its teen contributors-a gift of faith, love and hope. Teens will accept it and hold it close to their hearts-it will make a difference in their lives.
Teenagers, especially in light of recent violent acts at schools, are in desperate need of understanding from their parents, yet many of them can’t talk about the really important issues in their lives. Why Can’t We Talk? What Teens Can’t Tell Their Parents is written for teenagers by teenagers as a tool to improve communication and understanding between teens and their parents. The heart of the book is a collection of writings from teenagers from all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds who write with heartfelt honesty about the situations in their lives that they are unable to discuss with their parents. They also share their frustrations with their parents, who are often unwilling to listen. The messages from these contributors will help teen readers realize that they are not alone in the feelings, and will offer them alternative ways to express their concerns and fears.
Each chapter contains contributions from about twenty teenagers and ends with a recap of the main concerns by Trujillo, including observations, inspirational encouragement, and suggestions and challenges for future actions. Chapters include: Understand Me; Expectations; Communication; Trust; Divorce; Acceptance; Alcohol; Drugs; Sex; Advice to Parents; and Hope.
While the book is primarily for teenagers, the hope is that teens can use the book to begin a dialog with their parents on the issues covered. Teens are encouraged to share sections that are relevant to their lives with their parents, allowing parents a window into their child’s hearts and an opening for talking with their child. For many teens, an improvement in communicating with their parents will naturally lead to healthier decision making. This book provides readers with a positive first step they can take to improve their relationships with their parents.
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