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Article Round-up

As I run across articles that might be interesting for our classes, I’ll dump them here. Hopefully this will help me be more organized. It’s better than having 71 tabs open in my browser.

Is choice always a good thing?

What is that phone doing to you? Is it ruining your life?

You should be able to do this stuff by yourself

Inequality is obvious by age 3

What to do with “good” white people

Colin K’s protest was not about the anthem

Are AP classes worth it?

Why don’t American’s trust teachers? And think negatively about schools.

Lack of critical thinking

List of feminist YA novels

Social justice book list

The plague of busy-ness

8 ways to survive and thrive in midlife– But there’s good advice for all ages here

Four articles about why writing creatively and taking notes is better with a pen rather than computer.

Multitasking is a myth. We are kind of good at task-switching, but there is a price to pay.

Why do Christians love Trump? And why they won’t change.

Southern history is not about monuments

Your poverty is your problem.

America’s First White President– by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hillbilly Elegy– Another excerpt and review of the book

Understanding Tea Party’ers– Excerpt from a longer book

Not caring is indicative of white privilege– We need to care

The War on Public Schools– How did this happen?

Noam Chomsky on effects of cutting bank regulations

Doing scientific research in an era of deep budget cuts

The Bad Kids– Documentary airing on PBS March 20

Diversity plan at Univ of Michigan- How this is being received by students

Short films to teach about race and bias- Kind of lesson plan material

So, you’re bored at school? Tough. Get over it.

White Nostalgia– The impact on our culture

“Cash Me Ousside Girl” and how white girls “should” act- From Buzzfeed and there is “language” in the article.

Music lessons were the best thing your parents did for you- Aside from a roof and food.

Going to jail costs money– It’s not a free ride.

Confident people are also the most humble- It’s science…

The realities of solitary confinement– What it does to the brain and more.

Food toxins and brain development– What’s the connection?

Writing with more clarity, and fewer words.

Re-reading The Handmaid’s Tale– And the rise of popularity in dystopian literature.

Social Media is hurting kids- From Secret Teacher

Living a more fulfilled life– One secret. Really?

Author can’t answer standardized test questions about her own poem

Coming home from college- You have changed, home has not.

If you are in a “time for change” kind of mindset, check out these TED talks.

Create a reading challenge for yourself. I did!

New Year’s traditions from around the world.

We need more happiness. Here is a glossary of happiness.

College admissions: a mysterious process.

Who are those “white working class” people that politicians talk about?

Hobbies make us better people. Find something to do besides work.

Have you ever heard about the Green Book? It was a travel guide of sorts.

Teens and sleep– characteristics of a night owl

Racism and grading– One student’s perspective

Suicide in Greenland– lengthy article about this disturbing trend

Bibliotherapy… Where can I sign up?

Hey you guys! Was that sexist?

Y’all is a great word– The need for a clear 2nd person pronoun

Devices Hurt Your Productivity– What none of us wants to admit…

How the Democrats Killed their Populist Soul– What’s a Watergate Baby?

The Rise of Special Snowflakes– A professor’s view

Misdiagnosis of ADHD– is Big Pharma to blame?

Generation Adderall– Growing up medicated

Digital Heroin– Screen addiction is real. Not sure how legit this site is…

Too much screen time– damages the brain. Legit website

Screens in schools– Good use of money?

Connection between literacy and longevity. Yet another reason to read.

Do you ever get tired when you are reading? Check out this article.

Amazing Satirical Piece- One Mother Asks…

Importance of liberal arts in college– And why it’s misguided to only study STEM

Controversy surrounding the rights of American Indians and a proposed oil pipeline.
From Upworthy          From LA Times
From NY Times
And even from Buzzfeed        And MTV.Why haven’t we heard more about this?

The Coddling of the American Mind– How Trigger Warnings are Hurting Mental Health on College Campuses.

Screens in School– A $60 Billion Hoax

Screen Addiction in children– Should we be worried about this?

Screen Addiction– Compared to heroin

The Allure of Joan Didion– from The Atlantic

Hey, Univ of Chicago: I am an academic. I am a survivor. I use trigger warnings in my classes. Here’s why.

Messy People are Smarter– Because, Science…

What We Eat Affects Everything– Connection between food and overall well-being

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail– Failure is feedback

The E-Reader: The Most Daunting Anthology– So many options…

Take Notes by Hand– You remember better

The TED Summer Reading List– Not sure there’s that much summer left…

The Books People Re-read– What draws us to re-read some texts?

Your White Teacher is Woke– On teaching and racial issues

Bored at School? Read this article.

School Segregation– Does it still happen?

In Defense of Laziness– Pairs with another article

The Hunger Game– second in a series on the Syrian refugee crisis

We’re Destroying Our Kids– Plight of busyness

A Radical Way of Unleashing Genius– A school in Mexico

Declining Student Resilience– what college professors and the job market is saying about you

Big Five Personality test– Find out your type

What is credibility? And why you need to care.

Personal Identity is mostly Performance– Wearing, showing, and sharing the many things that make up your personal presence helps you understand yourself.

Playfullness– How to bring it into HS

Opinion- What causes poor white people to vote Republican

Ban PowerPoint– Really?

What’s wrong with US schools? Researcher asked the students

I’m 16 and school is destroying my health– Link between stress and health

Cool at 13, Awash at 23– Hope for the uncool?

Overparenting– How schools are handling this “problem” from NPR

Connection between “heliocopter” parents and depression in kids

SSR in HS– Sustained Silent Reading

Meeting new people– Because we all have to do this

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One response to “Article Round-up

  1. Anonymous

    March 2, 2017 at 9:27 am

    dude this is so cool! no way!

     

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