A couple of months ago, I was sitting at the dinner table with my mom and dad. I was eating and they were just having a conversation as they went through the mail. “Lombriz, leeme esto” my dad said to me as he han
You bring up such an important point about bilingualism. To be truly bilingual, you need to be taught functional language in both Spanish and English. I’m sorry that we’re not helping you with that at Life Academy. This must have been such a frustrating experience for you. But, I’m glad that you and your dad were able to come to a place of empathy and resolution.
A last name is typically given to you by your father. It should be a name you’re proud to carry and represent. But how can you be proud to carry a “man’s” last name who left his family? Why couldn’t he take his
I found your post very interesting but I have never thought of it like that. I feel that a last name or surname is only as important as the person carrying it, our society and many others put a large emphasis on our surnames but really why does it matter that much? your name is your name and you get to make it what you want rather or not its your family name.
Your post really stand out to me. It started with a very meaningful and strong hook. It made me read it all. I really enjoyed your post. One of your lines from your post that stood out to me is, But how can you be proud to carry a “man’s” last name who left his family? It really made me think of what you said, I agree with you because why carry a man name when he left, when you don’t even see him or know him so why resprend someone you never met or know. Also you post is strong and meaningful.
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.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
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.