One thing you said that stands out for me is, “Unknown has the power to make me humble.” I think this is interesting because I had never thought about the word “unknown” as having the power to humble me. Not knowing what the future holds is what makes me want to continue to be humble and kind to everyone, even my enemies. This phrase is difficult…[Read more]
I can relate to your post as a Latina. One thing you said that stands out for me is, “…this consistency of parents being overprotective of girls, not letting them out of their sight, don’t go out with boys by yourself… ‘No hagas cosas buenas , que parezcan malas'”. This impacts me because I feel like my parents don’t trust me and assume that I…[Read more]
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.