Posts tagged "teens"

What to do When Kids Say "I'm Bored"

What to do When Kids Say "I'm Bored"
What do you do when kids say I’m bored?  That phrase–I’m bored–was one of those pet peeves I had while teaching.  I didn’t like to hear it from students. Typically it came across as an “attitude” children conveyed that wasn’t very considerate. Still, I knew I needed to look at what was behind the comment to be sure to understand its meaning.... Read more »

One Direction helps Junior High head in the Right Direction

One Direction,  if you haven’t heard of them by now, is the latest boy band mega- sensation, popular with tweens and teens. They earned their status by selling 15 million records worldwide last year. Educators at Cary Junior High produced a video lip-synching the band’s song, What Makes You Beautiful to help motivate their students... Read more »

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny

Is Your School Friendly to Social Media? Confirm or Deny
It is not easy for most parents to keep up with their tweens and teens when it comes to maneuvering their way around technology and social media.  (see my blog on Social Media Week)   These kids have a huge advantage over parents in that they have been exposed to technology of some sort from toddlerhood!  ... Read more »
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