Hi Jessica! This is a wonderful review of the role of the president in the United States. You explained the chief of state, executing the law, and chief diplomat well, as well as Trump’s interaction with them. I like your use of current events, like North Korea and Kim Jong Un. The one thing I think you could improve on is showing Trump’s shortcomings. Has he fulfilled all of the presidential roles? Is he an adequate representation of what a U.S. President should be? Here is a review of Trump’s first two years as President. Hopefully it will help you get started. Overall, good job! https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38663043
I agree with the idea that being a true American cannot be defined by a single guideline and your post “Fixing American Lit”, gave rise to the idea that people of many cultures and races can and are able to show patriotism. I also saw how you brought in the idea that American needs to see its flaws and correct them head on.
Technology has advanced greatly in recent years, which means that there are many new benefits. Information is now easy to reach and you can have a connection with the world with only your cell phone. But schools
I am enlightened by your post, because you addressed issues I considered to be minor. Like the negative effect it may have on teachers. I was quick to overlook it.
One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “When you think of giving students freedom, you don’t think about the negative consequences it could have on the teacher, there has been instances where teachers were impacted negatively and it affected they way they managed their classroom.” I think this is a strong and accurate statement because teachers are adults so we have a tendency of thinking nothing fazes them or their conduct in a classroom.
Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you made me consider circumstances I would have never prior.
I am Inspired by your post, “Schools Should be Allowed to Limit Students’ Online Speech,” because I agree with your input about how students’ online speech can cause cyber bulling. Cyber bullying can be difficult to control, but we have to start somewhere.
One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is, “If you give a student the right to speak freely without any limitations online then they might be cases of negative outcomes like cyber bullying.” I think this is a powerful sentence because we currently don’t limit students’ online speech and it is causing negative outcomes. Things may become more problematic if we continue to give students the right to speak freely of whatever they want.
Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really enjoy reading your style of writing. I also believe your word choice is powerful and convincing.
Very interesting stuff. I really like your points and statistics involving what happens when teachers are the subject of online slander by students. It is a very negative influence in addition to cyber bullying of other students. You draw an insightful connection between the deprivation of free speech outright, but how not limiting this speech could lead to more deprivation of rights in the future. You seem to argue that online speech should be limited by these measures, but I have a hard time seeing how feasible it is. There are plenty of private communications that happen online that school administration will never be aware of and so cannot protect against. But you do draw attention to an important side of this issue. Perhaps you could look into cases where cyberbullying was policed by schools and how it deviates from some of the stats that you cite. Thank you for your insightful examples, and I hope you pursue this line of inquisition further.
This is a youth-powered publishing platform 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.
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Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
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.