i agree with this i feel like schools are lacking social workers and this is affecting students. Sometimes students need someone to talk to and help them with situations and teachers are busy with their lesson plans and don’t have the time to talk to students one on one.
I Agree with your thinking, I also believe students should have a support system in school because having someone to talk to about academic problems or even personal problems will help the student vent their feelings and not keep it bottled up which can cause more harm to them. Also, just having someone to talk to and give good feedback or advice can go along way for a student for its reassuring/ comforting and it may make the student open up more.
Hello my name is Oscar and I’m from Chicago and I agree with your idea that people get more sad during the winter. I feel like it’s true because I noticed that happen to me my freshman year of high school. My biology teacher told me exactly what you’re proposing with this post and I didn’t believe him but I guess now I believe that this is sort of…[Read more]
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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.
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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.