We will have pictures for yearbook on Wednesday, November 28. Can you all come down to take pics during 6th period? Comment below.
The Youth Voice Project, a large-scale research effort conducted to gain insight about youth perceptions of bullying, surveyed over 13,000 youth in grades 5 through 12. Three thousand of the youth reported bullying behavior by peers at least two times or more in the previous 30 days. This group of youth was asked what helped them and what made things worse when it came to dealing with bullying experiences. The advice given to them by well-intentioned adults either made things better or worse. Here are some examples of what not to say and what to say following bullying experiences.
According to youth, adults should not say:
According to youth, adults should say/ask:
Knowing what to say (and what not to say) can help youth move more quickly though bullying experiences and grow stronger and more resilient when faced with future difficulties.
In our class, we often talk about “smart” coming from working through our learning and being persistent in your learning. Read or listen to the following story from NPR: “Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning”: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/11/12/164793058/struggle-for-smarts-how-eastern-and-western-cultures-tackle-learning
This story reminds me of our IW: Learning is…
Tuesday AM: 8th Grade Mentors, come see me at 8:10 in my room.
Thursday PM: No afternoon tutorial. I have a faculty commitment.
Friday PM: Reschedule mentor tutorials. Go home! Begin your Thanksgiving Break.!
Joaquin returns tomorrow!
2012 Presidential Election Crossword Puzzle (PDF) (NY Times)
I will be out of the building in the afternoon. If you are meeting with your mentors/mentees, please make alternative arrangements.
Take a look at the 44 Presidents of the United States:
Here are the results of our G/T microcosm:
Now that you’ve finished your Election Day Scavenger Hunt, answer the questions in this short survey.