When the police came, my teacher got in the police car with me. At the station, I heard her tell my mom, “I’m not gonna let them take him away from you.” I was in third grade.
Laurent Scotto di Uccio, who teaches 5th grade French, asks his students, “I don’t know if you know, but something happened in Paris and in Lebanon not long ago. Did you hear about it?”
Youth Radio’s Tylyn Hardamon, a member of the newsroom’s youth team, and journalism teacher and producer Teresa Chin sat down together to come up with a lesson plan for how educators can facilitate a productive conversation about race, police and violence, grounded in a collection of stories created by Youth Radio’s reporters and commentators.
With top colleges holding applicants to higher standards than ever before, some parents and schools are pushing students to take on even more responsibilities — often at the expense of their sleep and free time. But according to a growing body of research, people learn better if they are given breaks during their day.
YOUR VOICE. YOUR PERSPECTIVE. That’s what a radio commentary is all about! Commentaries are short, first-person stories that clearly express an individual’s opinion or world view and why it matters to the outside world.
Radio commentaries offer an opportunity for young people to express their opinion on an issue of their choice and to become effective communicators. This toolkit includes all the examples, lesson plans and handouts you’ll need to help your students develop their first commentary (plus tips on how to pitch us at Youth Radio)
As Atlantans follow the ongoing trial of Atlanta Public School teachers and administrators charged with cheating, students in the APS district are taking a special interest in the proceedings. Youth Radio Atlanta’s Jenn Steckl sent us her thoughts on how the cheating and its aftermath hurt every student in the system.
Given evidence that many girls and boys are physically maturing faster than previous decades, do you think schools should start sex-ed at a younger age? When is the right time to start talking to kids about their changing bodies, and what are the best ways to have that conversation? Who should educate kids about puberty — parents or schools or both?
I was 16 years old when I found out that I had been diagnosed with high-functioning autism. Immediately, my heart…