I find this topic very controversial. Yes, school is a place for learning but we also socialize a lot here too. I can totally see both sides of the story. Being in a relationship can cause problems, you can easily become unfocused in your studies. But dating isn’t the worst thing in the world. I think when you find the right p…[Read more]
I found your post quite interesting. I totally agree that this is an issue in today’s society. People tend to push others away because they feel like once people realize who they really are they go away. No one wants to be alone so they pretend to be someone they aren’t. People should be able to be themselves and be accepted. Th…[Read more]
This story I will plant you a lilac tree, takes you back to the year of 1942 during World War 2. The main character, Hannelore Wolff is at a boarding school when she gets a letter from her mother saying that her
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.