Resources

We want our character message to extend well beyond the retreat day. Youth Frontiers resources help you inspire character in the kids you care about.
NEWSLETTERS

The YF Educator is a bi-monthly e-newsletter for educators and school staff that provides articles, podcasts and tips on developing character in your students and building positive community at your school.

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Delivered to you twice a year, this engaging hardcopy piece provides you with resources around character development, gives you a glimpse into what’s new at Youth Frontiers and connects you to the students and educators we serve.

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This weekly email includes thought-provoking quotes, images and videos designed to inspire us to make our world better. Geared toward students, but applicable to all, this email is great for classroom morning meetings or personal inspiration.

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BLOG
 
The Character Movement
 

The Character Movement blog is a collection of our experiences and stories as an organization that cares about kids. The Character Movement is geared toward parents, educators and anyone else who is invested in the character development of today’s young people. Blog posts are written by Joe Cavanaugh (Founder & CEO), other Youth Frontiers staff and guest bloggers.

  • Upcoming summer road trip? Follow these tips!

    As the school year comes to a close and you start planning weekend trips or family vacations, we wanted to share a few fun tips from our travel experts – or at the very least, our Retreat Staff who spend close to half the retreat......

  • Questions to Ask Yourself as the School Year Winds Down

    By Justin Minkel  Think of a school year as a human life. It has a birth, messy and hopeful and new. It has a death, too. That last day will soon come when the individual personalities who make up our class will never be together......

  • Connection unleashes learning

    Connection unleashes learning – this was the main message of our Pilot Mind Conference on May 4, 2017. That Thursday evening, we gathered with educators from districts across the Twin Cities to talk teaching strategies informed by experience and by the latest brain research. Erin......

  • Teachers, Appreciate Yourselves

    By Elena Aguilar Teacher Appreciation Day used to be agonizing. I’d anticipate the day with all kinds of hopes and dreams. I’d imagine that students, their parents and my administrators would show appreciation in a way that matched the effort I’d invested. I was always......

PODCAST
 
 

Our podcast, The Teachers’ Lounge, brings us into a conversation about how we can create school communities where our kids can thrive – not just academically, but socially and emotionally as well. Host Sally Koering sits down with educators, artists, actors and researchers to have casual conversations that help energize and sustain teachers in their work to create positive school communities. As they say: However the teachers’ lounge goes, so goes the school community. Join us as we chat – sharing insights, challenges, triumphs and journeys in the incredible adventure of teaching.

  • Episode 015: Chris Pears
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    Episode 014: Dr. Charlene Myklebust
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    Episode 013: Karen Atkinson
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    Episode 012: Beth Hawkins
  • Episode 011: Jim McCorkell
  • Episode 010: Brenda Cassellius
  • Episode 009: Suzanne Hince
  • Episode 008: Joe Schmit
  • Episode 007: Dr. David Walsh
  • Episode 006: R.T. Rybak
  • Episode 005: Nathan Eklund
  • Episode 004: Scott Butler
  • Episode 003: Linda Baughman-Terry
  • Episode 002: Erin Walsh
  • Episode 001: Jim Becker