1. Since reading this story, entitled "13, right now" a few weeks ago, I keep coming back to it again and again in my mind. Anyone who teaches teens or who is around teens should read this for insights into what it means to grow up in the Age of Screens. It has me thinking more about how we use and manage screen time in classrooms and daily life.
2.The Atlantic published a thought provoking article on homework inequality this week. It explores the challenges faced by students who have working parents. It's definitely food for thought for any teacher. We have to remember that not all homes can offer the same level of academic support for students.
3. This year my students are creating our first ever Post WWII classroom exhibit. You can read more about the power of bringing museum curating to your classrooms in an article by Linda D'Acquisto, Museums at School. It will have you thinking about how to bring museums to life in your own schools.
4. I'm a huge champion of brain breaks and this blog post by Valarie Strauss of the Washington Post offers insights into the reasons why kids need more movement in their lives.
5. For all of the social studies teachers out there or for any American who can't stop thinking about this election, check out 270 to win. This website focuses on the Electoral College and makes predictions based on currently polling about who is in the lead. It's a great resource for students and can spark great conversations. Also, I think NPR's Politics podcast is an easy way to stay on top of election coverage for people who just want quick overviews when key election news happens. They also have a weekly roundup every Thursday. It's one of my new go to podcasts. It's got the right about of news, political insights, and humor to keep my attention.
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