A growing child’s emotional well being is just as important as their physical well being. Many countries in Asia do not fully embrace emotional development and focus on worldly possessions. Most Asian parents r
Dear Malia, I am satisfied with your post because you used logos in your argument. The use of polls as evidence strengthens your claim and persuades the audience that feminism has lost its original public interpretation. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “Feminism has nothing to do with being better than men or being anti-men and it…[Read more]
Dear Raymond, I am intrigued by your post because terraforming Mars can be viewed as an escape route or plan B in case our own planet can no longer sustain life. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “As of right now, we have the capability to offer people a one-way trip to Mars, the closest, possibly habitable planet.” I disagree with…[Read more]
Dear Emily, I am intrigued by your post because I’ve always thought that aura’s are not credible. However, you’ve provided information on how we can capture proof of these auras. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “However, are these auras merely a demonstration of temperature/light/energy compounds being released from our body’s, or a…[Read more]
Dear Isaac, I am intrigued by your questioning of Interstellar’s validity in your post because I’ve also questioned the aspects of the film due to the fact that it is considered science fiction. In my opinion, I think that the movie did a great job in exploiting concepts such as worm holes and general relativity. One thing you said that stands…[Read more]
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.