Emilee, I love your post! It caused me to think about how my views have changed over the years, and how other people have influenced it. The book you talk about, Make Your Home Among Strangers, sounds very intriguing as well. It is always a struggle to maintain that balance between family and yourself, and I would love to hear the book’s ideas. I…[Read more]
Dear Jontae, I totally agree with you about sexual harassment! Your idea that people of different races and genders are punished is so true, even Donald Trump is never punished for acts such as this! I feel that this problem is because in a court, sometimes it is not a jury of your peers, but those of other races and social classes, which creates…[Read more]
Learning is an integral part to anyone’s amelioration, and it occurs mainly when someone is or does something incorrect. This idea of learning can adapt to any idea, small or big, and the only differentiation is t
I love your article! It really enjoy that you talk about the changes in American values, because many people dislike the idea of change and want things to be the way they always have been, like with the second amendment. I also like that you talk about the specifics of American values changing, like what you said about how the current…[Read more]
All Americans love to play chess and go for walks on the beach! Doesn’t that sound like an absolutely audacious assertion? Personally, I hate the former, mainly because I’d rather do something productive, like
Ed, I love your article! I feel that a lot of times, news will not cover this topic because there are more pressing issues with global warming, but I feel that it is very important. A lot of people take snow for granted, and lord knows I do since I live in Michigan. Where I live, we did not get a lot of snow last winter and I always wonder if it…[Read more]
Jessica, I love your article about dogs so much! I already love dogs so the fact that you wrote about that makes me double love your article! I too find it interesting to ponder about what dogs think about humans and if they really love you. I find the episodic memory particularly interesting as well. I wonder what would happen if we didnt use…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.