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Are We Reaching Middle Schoolers?

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 10:27pm 0 Comments

A new Gallup poll studied factors related to student engagement, optimism, and well-being revealed that students scored relatively high on all these factors.

Except when you examine the…

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Current Events for Teens......Really?

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 10:41pm 0 Comments

Mention “Current Events” to a group of teens and just watch what happens.  Their eyes seem to glaze over.

As if talking about something that isn’t in a textbook is a violation of protocol.

I don’t want to be an alarmist, but to some students, reading a newspaper might seem like reading information in a foreign language.

I’m not sure how much today’s teens are…

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What students should do about a 'bad grade'

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

Students often miss the opportunity to discuss a disappointing grade with their teachers.

 

I recently wrote a post to teens encouraging them to 'work it' when they received a bad grade. The full post is here,

 

Why not engage in a dialogue about it? This is often a missed chance to gain information.

 

Do students talk to you about their grades?

 

 

Why follow when you can connect?

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 9:30am 2 Comments

The world-wide web  was once a static platform.  Interactivity was minimal.

Now, web 2.0  is for the prosumer, and is an active-oriented, creative and…

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