This Arts Media project sounds interesting. Have you done any more research to see how depression and stress are connected? This could add valuable information to your piece. Also, explain more of how these students deal with the stress and depression. Great job.
Are you saying that our society is dystonian? This a a little unclear. Also I do not think that education is taking a backseat in today’s society. If anything education is more important today than it has ever been. It would be great if you could explain a little more about what makes you think this.
Everyone knows or will know someone who is affected by depression. In fact, “Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and o
I think its excellent that you are informing people about this issue. Depression is something that can never be talked about enough. I’ve known four people that taken their own life due to depression, and the one thing I regretted was not ever asking them about. Because people are afraid to talk, they don’t get help, and the problem gets worse and worse. We have to be accepting of depression, because it really is a health issue, not something you can control. The numbers clearly show that our society has become more depressed over the last fifty years, and yet nobody seems to want to talk about it. People suffering from depression are scared of being labelled different, or disabled. They don’t know where to go for help, and sometimes the only solution they can see is to take their own life. I’m happy you’re writing about this topic, and I look forward to hearing more.
For my research project I am researching how depression affects a person. I intend to look into both the emotional and physical effects. This topic interested me because I read Shadows in the Sun by Gayathri Ra
I personally do not procrastinate because I get too stressed about assignment and so the only way to elevate that stress is to get the work done. It is interesting to me why people procrastinate. I have heard that there are some studies that have been done that show that procrastination can actually be helpful as some people work better…[Read more]
This is a great topic! I am interested to see how you back up your arguments and if there is some connection between vaccines and autism. I myself feel that I need to be more informed about this as I will soon be 18 and have to make my own medical decisions. I would love to see what you find out.
It is inspiring that you are so passionate about helping children. It think it is great that you are confident enough to call out our leaders for their corruption. I can tell that you are very strong in your beliefs. Don’t be afraid to get in touch with congressmen and other leaders. I think that you can make a big difference with…[Read more]
This is so true. Students are too stressed with academic classes, I feel that arts classes can give students chance to relieve stress throughout the day. I do not think that common core should be disbanded completely but that students should be required to take a least one arts class. This will give all students an opportunity to be…[Read more]
Good arguments. It so good that you focused on the moral, religious, and safety issues that go along with abortion. I especially like how you focused on the safety of the women because that is a very important argument for pro-choice. You also had good evidence to support your claims.
Today’s world is filled with technology. We use it in almost every aspect of our lives. Many argue that technology is hurting our ability to learn because it is a constant distraction. This is because students o
Hello Claire, I thought it was really interesting reading an article focusing on the benefits of technology. It’s uplifting as a member of a tech-oriented generation. You listed a lot of examples of how technology has benefited the lives of many. I believe it is important to acknowledge that social media is being used for good, but also it is entirely dependent on the individual. While many will benefit, social media also acts as an efficient medium to disseminate poorly informed opinions and other harmful information.
Social media, and the I-gneration’s dependency on technology has shifted our brain’s ability to gather and process information. Here is an interesting article about how technology has influenced our minds: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/
Resilience. It is never giving up. It is taking a beating over and over and over and over. It is bravery, confidence, and determination all in one. Resilience reminds you to never give up and to be strong. It
This group of words is amazing! It’s like I can hear your voice speaking. An example of how these words are impacted your life might make the essay better, but otherwise it was great. I love the image you choose. Perfect description.
One thing that stands out for me is, “Resilience is so much more than a word, so much more than a feeling, it is going through a painful experience and coming out the other side. It is living a painful life everyday and yet still living it.” I think this is a powerful sentence because there are so many people in the world going through things most people couldn’t understand but they are trying their hardest to come out of that experience with so much strength and bravery because they still want to live life as much as they can; they’re doing it to better themselves in an emotional way.
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.