Newspaper article about social media. Could be used as a writing prompt: “What could you write to support this family?” or critical thinking question: “How could you explain the thought process of people who choose to vandalize memorial sites such as this one?” Internet trolls vandalize Facebook memorial for Matthew Kocher, heap grief on family | Toronto Star
This Radiolab podcast is about two sisters divided by racism. One chooses to pass as white, the other chooses to identify herself as black. Neither seems very happy.
Radiolab podcast – Ally’s Choice
Ally’s Choice handout: google doc
Podcasting assignment from last year’s PD day: Escape Radiolab podcast assignment.
Some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are known for their effective note taking strategies. How does effective note taking in school lead to success in the world of work?
An article that challenges students to reflect on the mindset they bring to their work. Great for discussing the relevance of learning skills and work habits and also as a prompt to generate discussion and build relationships the first week of school.