I was very interested in your article because I love music and am always interested to learn more about it. I’m going to have to say I disagree with a lot of your points on modern rap, there are thousands of artists out there right now that are singing about their struggles and feelings. However I do respect your opinion and appreciate…[Read more]
Hey Aria, Your post really caught my attention because it the most interesting topic for me right now, especially with everything that has been going on. I completely agree with all the points you brought to online schooling, and traditional schooling. I also agree with the last point you made, it all comes down to the way the student learns better.
Since 2008, more than 72 percent of Americans have used some sort of social media platform such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. There are multiple reasons why society uses social media, it makes people more
Your title really caught my attention haha but I totally agree with you, video games, or any form of social media or entertainment won’t necessarily make you violent, or a bad person. Here’s an article where I think you can learn more about video games and real life violence.…[Read more]
I totally agree with the points you have made on school uniforms, the pros and cons of them. I really like how you brought up the history of school uniforms as well. In my opinion, I don’t care whether uniforms are required or not, it doesn’t affect my learning in anyway. Here is another article on school uniforms I think you might…[Read more]
Textbooks have been a classroom necessity for a long time, but now it seems that tablets, and laptops have become more of a necessity for a successful learning environment in the classroom. Textbook publishing
I did a discussion on health care as well, and I totally agree with all of your points. One thing I think you could’ve added is more examples of health care situations so we can get a better idea. Here is a website I think might interest you. 🙂 https://www.modernhealthcare.com/
Health insurance is such a big necessity in today’s day in age, however, approximately nine percent of all Americans to not have access to it. I personally, believe every American citizen should have access to
Hello Matt! Great article! I especially love the part where you talk about how, with health care, we can all live happier lives because we wouldn’t have to worry as much. Heres and article listing the pros and cons of your article (https://healthcare.procon.org/)
I thought your article about immigrants in the U.S was really interesting because I never really thought about all of the different ethnic groups in our country, it is really fascinating to see what this country has become because of immigrants. I also thought your thoughts on the American Dream were really inspiring as well, and I agree…[Read more]
I found your article about sleep really interesting. Sleep is something we all need to live healthily. What I liked about it the most was the problems that causes sleep deprivation, and also the benefits that sleep gives us in our everyday lives. Here is an article I think you might like based off your article.…[Read more]
Homework is a part of every students life, and the question is, is homework really beneficial? And does homework lead you to have a successful future? There have been many studies to see if homework is beneficial
I agree that there has to be something done about homework. I do believe there is some basis for assigning homework, but it has to be reasonable. More and more, it seems that a teacher gives a 15 minute lecture on a subject, then says “here’s your homework assignment for tonight”. The homework then takes quadruple the amount of time to complete that the teacher even spent to teach the concept. Teachers try to explain that repetition is the key to mastering a concept. I disagree, instead the Teacher should repeat the lesson that is being taught. A good teacher should be able to come up with various methods of communicating the concept that is being taught, especially given the number of years the Teacher has been teaching. It is undisputed that students don’t all learn the same way, so the pressure should be put on a Teacher to effectively teach the lesson. If a Teacher’s tenure, compensation, or other benefits were in jeopardy if they did not properly teach the concepts, maybe the need for homework would not be as necessary. My opinion is that if a Student’s grade does not reflect that they know the material being taught, perhaps both the Student and the Teacher should be blamed. Maybe the Teacher should be required to spend more time with students who do not master the materials after the 15 minute instruction period rather than just sending the student home to muddle through something that they obviously have been inadequately taught in the classroom.
I 100% agree with this post, because I believe as well that homework is good to an extent, but teachers are starting to give so much more, because they are trying to cover so much more material, but at this point it is only affecting the students. On this website, https://www.healthline.com/health-news/children-more-homework-means-more-stress-031114 I found that homework is causing many more anxiety and stress disorders in students, because it has become such a burden and overwhelming for students.
Hey Matt, after reading your YV post about the homework is very interesting. I personally believe that the homework has gotten out of hand. Kids have lifes outside of school and these students are being completely taken over by teachers with unreasonable expectations. Most of my time off of school is spent doing homework at home. I believe that student work should be kept at school.
Hi Yanna, I really enjoyed your article on racial discrimination, I thought it was very interesting on how you went into the psychological aspect of it. Here is another article on racial discrimination you might like https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/sgsm19502.doc.htm
Hi Louis, I really enjoyed your article about the opioid epidemic. What caught my attention the most was your featured image, I found it very amusing. Like Sam said, it had a lot of grammatical errors, but other than that I thought the article was very educational. Here is another resource you could use for more information of the opioid epidemic.…[Read more]
Today, recycling is one of the best ways to conserve energy. Recycling is gathering a collection of old materials, and using them to make new materials or products. The point of the reduce, reuse, and recycle
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.