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We’ve had the same debate over teen activism since the civil rights era.
For decades, we’ve been replaying the same absurd partisan debate over whether to take high school activism seriously.
The right is coming for the Parkland activists. First, we got the standard-issue accusations that the Florida kids who are walking out of school, tweeting, and organizing a march on Washington from their parents’ living rooms are professional protesters or brainwashed tools of the liberal establishment. Next, Ben Shapiro wrote a less conspiracy-minded, more ideologically complete articulation of right-wing objections to the young survivor-activists in the National Review. Kids, Shapiro argued, are not “fully rational actors. They’re not capable of exercising supreme responsibilities. And we shouldn’t be treating innocence as a political asset used to push the agenda of more sophisticated players.”
protest  gov2.0  guns  politics  schools  teenager  racism 
yesterday by rgl7194
Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive » Student Gun Protests
Can’t start a fire without a spark
And all this time we were waiting for the musicians to lead.
Illustrating not only the vacuity of the “artists,” but the lack of impact of their wares.
In the sixties and seventies, even up into the eighties and nineties, the culture was driven by music.
And for the last twenty years it’s been driven by tech.
Now it’s driven by politics.
gov2.0  guns  politics  protest  schools  teenager  lefsetz 
yesterday by rgl7194
The Past vs the Future – Om Malik
The student protests in the wake of the Florida shooting are a sign of something bigger. Bob Lefsetz says it is about the “frustration with the status quo, the youth of this country are fed up with the expedience of their elders, who’ve sold out to their pocketbooks.”I couldn’t agree more. As I tweeted last night, “the response to this tragic event encapsulates the great struggles of our time: old men hanging onto a past that does not exist & a new generation that is fighting for a future it wants to build.” I am betting on the future, and thus I am with the youth of the country., We need to build a world for them, not for those hesitant to embrace change.
gov2.0  guns  politics  protest  schools  teenager 
yesterday by rgl7194
Florida Gun Control Protests in Photos - The Atlantic
A week after 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teenagers across South Florida, in areas near Washington, D.C., and in other parts of the United States walked out of their classrooms to stage protests against the horror of school shootings and to advocate for gun law reforms. Student survivors of the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to their state Capitol to attend a rally, meet with legislators, and urge them to do anything they can to make their lives safer. These teenagers are speaking clearly for themselves on social media, speaking loudly to the media, and they are speaking straight to those in power—challenging lawmakers to end the bloodshed with their “#NeverAgain” movement.
guns  gov2.0  politics  schools  protest  photography  in_focus  teenager 
2 days ago by rgl7194
This Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer is Only 13 Years Old
Josiah Launstein is a Canadian wildlife photographer who has won multiple prestigious awards… and he’s only 13 years old. Launstein first got behind the lens at the age of 5, following in the footsteps of his father and sister, who are also avid wildlife photographers. This 3-minute video profile by CBC Arts offers a window into his life and work.
Launstein first started taking pictures using his dad’s camera, and all of the photos featured in the video were shot using an entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3400.
The exact moment that Launstein caught the photography bug was in 2012 when he captured a shot of a bald eagle swooping down, looking for fish. Upon returning home, he spotted that the focus was on the tail instead of the head of the bird. Disappointed, Josiah took this as motivation to continue striving for the perfect shot.
photography  animals  canada  teenager 
22 days ago by rgl7194
Where Should I Study? — The Learning Scientists
There is a lot of conflicting information out there about studying. There are a number of websites (e.g. this one (including school websites) that recommend that you create a study space that is free of distractions and maximizes your motivation to work. Other websites recommend that you instead study in lots of different places. All of this contradictory information can be extremely frustrating for a student who is motivated enough to search for the best way to study. So, why the contradiction? Because both are true. Uh oh. Let’s look at each in turn and then talk about the concrete take away from these competing messages.
learning  schools  teenager 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
How to Make the Most of learningscientists.org as a Student — The Learning Scientists
It’s a new year and a new semester. Many of us are able to start fresh – or at least a little fresher than when we’re in the middle of a semester! – and we’re looking ahead to make changes. I have made some personal goals to stay on top of grading, keep my office organized, and make time to work out and stretch more this semester.
If one of your Spring 2018 semester goals is to create better learning and studying habits, then the Learning Scientists can help you! We have tons of resources on our website that are great for students. So many, that the website can be a bit overwhelming or intimidating. In this blog, I outline 3 ways students can utilize learningscientists.org to help them create better study habits in 2018.
schools  learning  teenager 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
YouTube cracks down on Tide Pod challenge videos
SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube is cracking down on a dangerous new online trend: Teens putting poisonous laundry gel pods in their mouths and eating them like candy in "Tide Pod challenge" videos.
The Google-owned video streaming service said it would remove the videos. In a a statement, YouTube said its community guidelines prohibit content that encourages dangerous activities that have a risk of causing physical harm.
"Videos showing people participating in the Tide Pod challenge are removed from YouTube when flagged and the channel is given a strike for violating our Community Guidelines, which prohibit harmful or dangerous content," the company said.
In 2017, poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 exposures to highly concentrated packed of laundry detergent by children 5 and younger, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Procter & Gamble, which owns Tide, told Fast Company it was working with social media networks "to remove harmful content that is not consistent with their policies."
children  teenager  youtube  SMH  stupidity  health  safety 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Gilmore Girls: The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton | Robin C. Farrell
Season 1, Episode 2: The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton
Directed by Arlene Sanford, Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino
Air date: October 12th, 2000
I did not realize this until I researched the production details of this episode, but director Arlene Sanford directed three episodes of my [guilty pleasure] show, Nashville, an episode of Friends, and, to my great surprise, nineteen of twenty episodes of little known show The Torkelsons, which I adored as a teenager.  The Torkelsons was very successful at creating a believable warmth by way of an unquestionable sense of home and family, which lends itself naturally to the likes of Gilmore Girls.  I also love the specific character development Chandler goes through in that particular episode of Friends, and, given both of these, I’m a little bit disappointed that Arlene didn’t have the chance to direct a more Stars-Hollow-centric episode.  It’s not like we don’t see much of the town here, but Rory and Lorelai are separated for most of the runtime and we spend a small percentage of that time in Lorelai and Rory’s house.  I think you can see those sorts of sensibilities and style playing into the episode, but I think she would have had a lot more to play with in one of the ones that follow, like Cinnamon’s Wake, Love and War and Snow, or Forgiveness and Stuff (just to name a few from season one), and actually, I seriously wonder what she would have brought to The Bracebridge Dinner in season two.  Of course, I love ALL of these as they already are (including The Lorelai’s First Day at Chilton), but I am led to wonder how they might have been different under Sanford’s direction.
tv  drama  teenager  high_school  uniform  gilmore 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
How to Dress a Gilmore Girl | Vanity Fair
The show’s costume designer, Brenda Maben, talks with Vanity Fair about clothing Stars Hollow for seven years (and counting).
Gilmore Girls was just two episodes old when costume designer Brenda Maben helped to define Lorelai Gilmore—a hardworking, young mom who abandoned a life of inherited luxury for single parenthood in rural Connecticut. She’s an untraditional parent—a little bit of a “rock ’n’ roller,” as Maben puts it—who will go to any lengths to get her high-achieving daughter into a private high school that charges astronomical tuition. She’ll even give up her independence in exchange for Friday-night dinners with her wealthy, stuffy parents—anything to get her daughter on the Ivy League path she craves.
tv  drama  teenager  high_school  uniform  gilmore 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Being a Rory Gilmore in a Paris Geller's World
I long for a passionate life, rather than one filled with status filled logic.
Listening to the Gilmore Girls Playlist on Spotify, in order to gain inspiration, I'm drawn back to the idea of the Rory Gilmore life. Through my Myers Briggs personality: INFJ (or ISFJ) and the ever-common BuzzFeed quiz "Which Gilmore Girls Character Are You?", Roy Gilmore continues to inspire common features in my own deep knitted soul.
Like Rory Gilmore, I long for a passionate life, rather than one filled with status filled logic. For as this world tries to tell me that finding unsurmountable joy in literary lines, the smell of coffee, and beautiful music is an unprofitable fantasy. However, I hope to abolish the fear of creative energy and promote healthy personal growth. Like Rory Gilmore, we all must find our gifts, but the decision is whether to use them because they bring us inner joy or disregard them because the world sees them as minuscule ideologies. For as Rory tries to find a life for herself in creative journalistic endeavors, she struggles with the worldly focuses on the fame and success of career placement. Yes, Rory Gilmore hopes to be successful, but deep hearted passion remains her pinnacle goal.
tv  drama  teenager  high_school  uniform  gilmore 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
A tribute to Paris Geller, the true heroine of 'Gilmore Girls'
LOS ANGELES -- Like most people (everyone), I became infatuated with Gilmore Girls at a young age. 
Yes, even that seventh and final season brought me joy. I owned all seasons on DVD, and I still had a Netflix marathon when episodes became available on the streaming service.
But the older I got, the more I realized I don't love the Gilmore Girls. 
I love Paris Eustace Geller (played brilliantly by Liza Weil).
Back in my youth, I thought Paris was too judgey. Why did she have to be queen of the high school and college newspaper? Why was she so mean to Rory, even when they formed a friendship?
Now, I truly believe without Paris, the show wouldn't have the one thing every show needs: A humorous heroine.
Here's why Paris is the best part of Amy Sherman-Palladino's beloved series.
tv  drama  teenager  high_school  uniform  gilmore 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Programming for Grade 8 | Henrik Warne's blog
For the past two months, I have been helping my son's grade 8 class to learn to program. All students wrote Python programs and got a feel for what programming is. This post details how we organized the course, code examples and lessons learned. Background This year, all schools in Sweden are required to start…
teenager  programming  education  project  result 
9 weeks ago by gilberto5757
Advice From A 19 Year Old Girl & Software Developer
I’m Lydia Hallie, a 19-year-old girl and a software developer. People often wonder how I worked my way up, and what I do on a normal day to improve my coding skills.
young  teenager  programmer  job  career  personal  life  balance  tip 
11 weeks ago by gilberto5757

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