Monday, June 30, 2014

mind the gap | Verizon on girls' loss of confidence

Sunday, June 29, 2014

in the wind | tweets from the space ending 06.28.14

P+G campaign driven by finding that 1/2 of girls report drop in confidence after their first period

#yikes | 2006-10 10% of U.S. working-age deaths were attributable to excessive drinking

babies | rural teen birth rates still higher than urban + suburban no matter race/ethnicity

Sunday, June 22, 2014

in the wind | tweets from the space ending 04.21.14

Dear Man in Prison | a letter from Mary Demuth to the sexual predator for whom there is yet hope

puff | 27-nation study found 15-yr-olds most likely to have tried e-cigs in 2012 

for purity or power? | Iraq/Syria conflict recalls a century plus of "Christians" killing "Christians" in Europe Europe

punchline | love the sinner but...

for the record | the story behind last week's 'apps teens actually love' story

discuss | The Guardian's Seven Digital Deadly Sins

Saturday, June 21, 2014

discuss | The Guardian's Seven Digital Deadly Sins

Every now and again, someone creates something that seems to burst out of the package it was designed for. That's the case, I think, with The Guardian's Seven Digital Deadly Sins.

If you're leading older adolescents, college students or adults—which is to say, just about anyone post middle school / junior high—you can project the live site on a screen and pretty much take your group on a choose-your-own-adventure journey through stories, instant polls and confessionals on envy, pride, lust, gluttony, wrath, sloth and greed.

To reiterate, some of the material would be rated PG, mostly for language (and in at least one case because it's madly satirical in a manner almost sure to mess with the minds of a room full of concrete thinkers).

If you can A) get past the sometimes rude language, and B) be prepared to lead a redeeming conversation about the seven deadlies, this webspace can help you create an unusual—and unusually useful—learning space.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

in the wind | tweets from the space ending 06.14.14

What Novelist John Green Teaches the Church about “Reaching” Young People #youthwork h/t Polly Toner

how long? | a brilliant take on texting + driving #techkids, #youthwork h/t Volkswagen Hong Kong

RT @TamaraRice: Because you're selling that teenage girl somewhere the lie that she's an adulterer. I've seen how this plays out. Please #TakeDownThat Post

Sunday, June 08, 2014

in the wind | tweets from the space ending 06.07.14

parental engagement? Facebook Seeks Patent for Tech to Let Kids on Its Network (Legally)

exposing myths | helping teenagers understand poverty + the developing world 

- Here's why I think The Justice Mission is important to me:

flux | a good read from @chuckhunt4 on helping teenagers through transitions 

culture soup | Millennials, Xers + Boomers mix their flavors 

The client is always right | feedback on the creation of earth 

Sunday, June 01, 2014

in the wind | tweets from the space ending 05.31.14

A Picture of School Gun Violence in the U.S. | Who's Shooting + Why 

is college worth the cost? new data say definitely yes (at least for now)

a generous-non-objectifying-chat about teen brain development at

most new heroin users: white, suburban 20-something's who started with prescription drugs