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.
Are we as humans addicted to “hard work‘?
Pandemic Blog– A round-up of interesting articles about pandemics.
People need people. And there’s science to back that up.
Google Arts and Culture– Tons of info. I like the Cultural 5 for a quick learning break in the day.
Current events categorized by bias- GREAT site to compare issues
Smithsonian Teen Tribune- Lots of articles with option to change reading levels.
What’s with all the banana bread?
Metacognition- thinking about thinking
Have you forgotten what day it is? You’re not the only one.
Need help with daily scheduling? Try these tips.
Big Think has an amazing collection of articles. Spend some time here browsing.
Zoonotic viruses and why they are so disruptive
Celery is the vegetable we all need now.
Airplanes are still flying even though they are mainly empty. Why?
Language shapes our reality
Coronavirus- Why NY has higher death rate than CA
The science of how we see color
Balancing individual privacy and public health (India)
Why was this called a Pink Moon- Learn about the full moon names.
Inequities in distance learning
What all those notifications are doing to your brain
Forest Bathing- Not what you think it means
Short explanation of viruses. Use the links in the article for more info
Time passes quicker as you age
Link between pandemics and environmental policies
Our online behaviors have changed due to the corona-virus.
Handling social isolation– tips from a polar explorer
Illegal marijuana market in places it’s already legal
Help the bees– things you can do. Lots of resources on this site
The dangers of convenience
The cult of homework- why do we keep doing this?
How about a lottery system for college admissions?
Effects of social media on the classroom- yes, another article
Primates are murderers
Database of scientific research
The benefits of art for everyone
All things Shakespeare
Connection between social media and depression
Life Kit– Podcasts to teach us how to “adult”
Banning phones from school. It might be best for learning.
Orchid kids? Dandelion kids?
The structure of high school– does it work?
Creative Nonfiction– A whole website of this fascinating genre
Teens should understand how their brains work
Connections to other people are critical for healthy development
NY Times 100 Notable Books of 2018.
Would human extinction be a good thing?
Why can’t kids read? And what can we do about it?
The role of fraternities in shaping healthy masculinity
Teaching about race and racism- NY Times lesson plan
Connection between books and good mental health
Should we be allowing phones in class?
Remember when you
liked loved to read?
Racial profiling in Chicago public schools?
Risks of screen time and digital media
Narcissistic parents like helpless kids.
The American Economy is Rigged– Scientific American
The Science of Sibling Rivalry
Another “what’s wrong with today’s kids” article- focus on parents
Kids these days! The Play Deficit.
The polar vortex is related to climate change!
The link between poverty and obesity is high fructose corn syrup
Explaining White Privilege – An Honest Discussion
Speech Sounds by Olivia Butler
United Youth Dublin– Civil activism group in Ireland. But there are lots of pieces here that could be useful.
Granta– A literary magazine of new writing. Fiction and nonfiction.
Learning is different from performing
Why do kids always throw up?
Growth can’t be green
Should YouTube be allowed free access to kids?
Cruelty is the point
Changes ahead for the Supreme Court
Power can really go to your head.
Women are angry... now what?
The pressure to excel in school
The women’s social media “blackout” was pointless
A “passing” grade is no gift
The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings -Grotesque Display of Patriarchal Resentment
Have we forgotten about Yemen?
Understanding the cycle of sensational news
Should schools teach morality?
Negative effects of team sports
Is attending a private school the way out of poverty?
After the hurricane… then what?
How reading changes your brain
Teens who Talk Back
(from 1995) Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man
Anxiety of White America
Thanks grandpa… How Baby Boomers broke America
Ivy League acceptance.. Not a guarantee of awesomeness
Effects of religion on the brain
Do authors put in symbols on purpose?
On teachers and school shootings (blog post)
Mental health and mass shooters (opinion article)
Break your screen addiction… now!
Does looking good invite harassment? #metoo
Coates– Trump and whiteness
Young kids and mental health
Retakes and resiliency
Decline of anti-Trumpism
Detrimental effects of tech in school… again
There will be no history for the 21st century
Are Millennials really that bad?
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