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?
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
Lack of critical thinking
List of feminist YA novels
Social justice book list
8 ways to survive and thrive in midlife– But there’s good advice for all ages here
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.
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.
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
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
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