- She is a published author and TEDx Speaker
- Former high School teacher and current assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Jennie Young is a former high school teacher and current faculty at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She researches, writes, and speaks about how the American obsession with safety and security is ruining the American high school and offers a new way of thinking that could radically change the toxic cultures and discipline problems that plague our schools. She has published a book and given a TEDx talk on the topic in addition to doing radio and podcast interviews.
This speech traces the history of how the Columbine shooting and subsequent acts of school violence transformed American high schools for the worse and addresses steps we can take to reform toward more positive and productive school cultures. It is geared toward high school administrators and teachers.
This speech demonstrates how high-security, high-surveillance school buildings are actually making our kids less safe and addresses more productive and sustainable methods of protecting our kids. It is geared toward high school administrators and teachers.
This talk explores the ways in which teachers and administrators can use language to forge connection and elicit cooperation from high school students. It is geared toward high school administrators and teachers.