Beth Hoover is an educator for Power Up, Speak Out! in Red Lodge, Montana. She educates teachers, school counselors, administrators, and violence prevention educators about the five lesson toolkit. The five lesson toolkit covers what middle school students deserve in healthy relationships, including lessons about power dynamics, red flags, boundaries, and consent. Hoover is also the communications manager for Power Up, Speak Out! She has her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Wyoming, and draws upon her past work experiences as a librarian, a special education para-educator at an elementary school, and rhetoric and composition adjunct teacher at colleges in South Dakota and Wyoming. To read more of her writing, check out the Power Up, Speak Out! blog. And you can learn more about the five lesson toolkit at the Power Up, Speak Out! website.

Articles by Beth

Students and Hair: The Freedom to Choose

Give your students a tool to help them evaluate a situation, like an unfair dress code, by teaching them the language of healthy relationships.

Worried About a Friend? Use Your E.D.G.E.

Students don’t always know how to help someone they care about who might be experiencing bullying, suicidal thoughts or other problems. This can help.

Teaching Consent Doesn't Have to Be Hard

What if teaching consent to middle school students was so easy and uncontroversial that every school did it? The good people at Power Up, Speak Out! believe that's possible.