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The Teen Press All-Inclusive Classroom Kit provides simple, accessible, and powerful tools guaranteed to unleash wonder, purpose, and engagement.
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The All-Inclusive Teen Press Classroom Kit Includes:
Teen Press The Movie Classroom Screening License
A $49.99 Value!
Teen Press 5-Day Starter Educational Curriculum
A $29.99 Value!
Teen Press Cookbook 50 page Workshop Guide
A $39.99 Value!
The Teen Press All-Inclusive Classroom Kit gives you everything you need to start Teen Press in your classroom today. It includes the Educator's Screening License to show your classroom the Teen Press movie, the downloadable film to show your students at any time, the Teen Press 5-Day Curriculum with step-by-step instructions on how to implement the program in your classroom, the downloadable 50 Page Teen Press Cookbook with "recipes" for success and stories about our own experience with Teen Press. On top of that, you will also get an EXCLUSIVE one-on-one meeting with Teen Press' CEO (Chief Enchantment Officer), John Boettner, valued at $100. We give you everything you need to get Teen Press started in your classroom today!
Hear what others say about Teen Press!
"I never realized this would be something that would change my life forever." 
Annie, cotter middle & High school, teen press
"What an incredible adventure of learning, laughing, and doing!" 
MIKE ROGAN, crater high school, oregon
"Thanks to you, I am reminded of why I first wanted to be a teacher - and of the importance of teaching with intention." 
lizzie smith, blue oak middle school, california
The All-Inclusive Classroom Kit INCLUDES Our
5-Day Curriculum 
Teen Press is a movement connecting students, educators, and local communities, helping them discover and
share their own stories. Born out of the bond between humans and storytelling, Teen Press is devoted to helping
students discover and sustain excitement about who they are and why they exist. Emboldened by camera
& microphone, students use video journalism and person-to-person relationships to uncover stories all
around them. Through that process, students discover the everlasting power and importance of their own story. The All-Inclusive Classroom Kit provides everything you need to start Teen Press in your classroom.
Lesson/Activity 1:
TEEN PRESS, the Film: A Weapon of Mass Construction
In this lesson, the students will watch the film and use it as inspiration for their own Teen Press journey
Lesson/Activity 2:
Nice To Meet You: The Introduction 
In this lesson, students learn the essentials of human connection and communication

Lesson/Activity 3:
In My Dreams: The Visit

In this lesson, students learn how to ask questions and do an introduction

Lesson/Activity 4:
Questions as Gifts
In this lesson, students demonstrate the importance of learning about the interviewee
Lesson/Activity 5:
TEEN PRESS LIVE: A Real Visit!
In this lesson, the students use what they've learned during a live 20-30 minute interview with John (from the Teen Press movie!)
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All-Inclusive Teen Press Classroom Kit
Includes Educator’s Screening License for Teen Press The Movie
Teen Press 5-Day Curriculum
Downloadable Film to Show on Any Device
 Downloadable 50-page Teen Press Cookbook with stories and excerpts from real Teen Press experiences
 One-on-one Meeting with John B., Teen Press' CEO (Chief Enchantment Officer)
Now $225 ONLY $79.99
SCREENING LICENSE ONLY
Teen Press Classroom Film & Screening License 
Educator’s Screening License for Teen Press The Movie
 Teen Press 5-day Curriculum
 Downloadable Film to Show on Any Device
 Downloadable 50-page Teen Press Cookbook with stories and excerpts from real Teen Press experiences
 One-on-one Meeting with John B., Teen Press' CEO (Chief Engagement Officer) 
Now $49.99
Here are a few FAQs we get a lot:
Q. Why should I even consider using Teen Press?
A. I know 30 minutes is a large chunk of your time. But if you can sit yourself down and watch our film all the way til the last scene, Jayden answers this question in a way that moves me every time. If his words resonate with you, like they do with me, you’ll have to wrestle with why not to consider using some Teen Press in your classroom
Q. Is Teen Press only for middle schoolers?
A. Teen Press has been used with elementary schoolers, high schoolers, first generation college undergraduates, graduate seminars — and middle schoolers. It has even been used in the professional world with a large group of qualitative researchers!
Q. What’s the best way to use Teen Press in a school day and school calendar?
A. Our Teen Press curriculum and support is designed to fit the needs of your class(room), your schedule and your calendar. Having taught for over 4 decades, John has lots of experience to help you tailor Teen Press to meet your needs and dreams.
Teen Press has been used as a stand-alone unit (2 lessons . . . 5 lessons).
Teen Press has been integrated into English, Social Studies, Humanities, & Digital Arts classes.
Teen Press has been an elective that has met from once a week to daily.
Teen Press has been an afterschool “club.”
Teen Press has been a summer school program in Belarus.
Q. Why is The Teen Press Cookbook electronic? 
A. So we can show, not just tell each recipe (lesson). Each page is loaded with links to hours and hours of Teen Press interviews. Watching a handshake or eye-contact or listening to a trembling voice is often more powerful than reading about it. Watching other kids demonstrate the right and wrong way to connect rather than reading about that engages more kids and more kids more powerfully. (And so you can have as many copies as you want)
Q. How does Teen Press work with students whose first language isn’t English?
A. We just finished adding Ukrainian subtitles for Teen Press to be used in Ukraine. A group of young people in Belarus is working on English subtitles so they can share their interviews with the United States. Teen Press has done interviews in Dari, Spanish, French, kinyarwanda, Swahili, and sign language. Every language has a music that enhances a story. By all means don’t mute that. Subtitles are easy. There’s no substitute for the soul of a mother tongue.
Q. How does Teen Press work with students with “special needs”?
A. Wheelchairs with and without alphabets for those that need them . . . Questions signed and powerfully listened to . . . Eye contact with people who aren’t supposed to be able to see . . . Sincerity from another hue of the spectrum . . . The Teen Press logo says ALL ACCESS for many, many reasons.

Q. How much does Teen Press cost? 
A. $79.99???!!! for a screening license, a 5-day “curriculum” that includes a 20-minute live interview with John from the film, and unlimited copies of the 50-page Teen Press Cookbook that is loaded with hundreds of links to Teen Press interviews demonstrating the process?! 

Compare that to other licenses, texts, and curriculums! 

*Of course, as with everything in teaching, the real cost and the real reward is your time as a teacher
Q. How do I start a Teen Press?
A. Well, since you asked:
Say hello to each and every student that you see each day.
Reach out somehow, look them in the eyes, and tell them you are glad to see them.
Tell them your name and learn to say theirs.
Somehow find out something about each of their stories.
Be ready for them to stop you with a hello, a handshake, a twinkle, your name, and a question for you about a your story and how it’s going.
Then, when & if you have time and none of them interrupts, watch our film, download our classroom activities & cookbook, and join the movement.
Q. Does Teen Press only interview “celebrities”? 

A. Teen Press began (by accident) with a film festival. Ever since, we have been trying to let people know that what we learn and respect in Teen Press is that everyone has a story . . . that (almost) every human wants a little spotlight . . . and that every “star” longs for a little humanity. Teen Press hopes to listen on red carpets and sidewalks . . . in state houses and homeless shelters . . . in the neighborhoods at home . . . and in neighborhoods in the cloud.
Q. Why did you write a cookbook?
 
A. Honestly? Because we were afraid to call it a “curriculum.” We wanted our classroom guide to be fun and informative at the same time. We wanted it to inspire each recipe (lesson) with a real story and empower skills with ingredients and delicious steps. Also, David and John love to cook, love cookbooks, and wanted to compose something that would make you drool and spill ideas all over it.
Q. What equipment do I need to start a Teen Press? 

A. Here are the basics: 
Camera (smart phones now shoot higher quality images than many you see in Teen Press, the movie!) 
Microphone (sound is key, and microphones are getting less and less expensive.) 
Smartphone (tool to schedule interview appointments and do follow-up confirmations.)
Computers (for research and editing of video interviews)

For our latest list of suggested equipment kits, email john@teenpress.org
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