“Talking About Racism With White Kids” – Page 1
“Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning” – Page 1
“Playoff field is right, despite noise” – Page 2
“How Much Does It Matter to You Which High School You Attend?” – Pages 2-3
“E-Cigarettes May Serve as Gateway to Smoking for Teens, Study Suggests” – Page 3
“Seahawks are NFL’s last elite defense” – Pages 3-4
November 25th, 2014
“Talking About Racism With White Kids”
New York Times writer KJ Dell’antonia argues that discussing racism in America to children is a great thing to do, as long as it is done right. He supports this argument by giving the reader a personal experience of his regarding this topic. Dell’antonia’s purpose is to educate parents of tweens on the importance of bringing an issue like racism into conversation with their kids. The author’s tone is informal since he is bringing personal experience into it.
Talking racism with kids is good
Reasons to not do that
Not talking about it will subject them to the teachings of the media
Many teachable moments regarding this topic
Teaches white kids the privilege they have
Could say something that gives kids the wrong idea
There is commitment in doing continuing the conversation and teachings
Very touchy subject
Dell'Antonia, KJ. "Talking About Racism With White Kids." Motherlode Talking About Racism With White
Kids Comments. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2014. Web. 26 Nov. 2014.
December 4th, 2014
“Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning”
Jessica Lahey, a New York Times writer, argues that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is great for students, parents and teachers. She supports this argument with studies showing that SEL improves students’ tests scores, grades, etc. while teaching them to be better people. Lahey’s purpose is to educate readers (who are mostly parents due to this being the parenting blog) on the benefits of schools who use SEL. Her tone is somewhat...