Lisa deftly navigated our questions on teenagers, girls, and why adults are so wonky around adolescents. She opens her new book, Untangled, with this line:
“We need a new way to talk about teenage girls, because the way people do it now isn’t fair to girls or helpful to their parents.”
Lisa gets kids and loves them. She ends the show with a challenge that you won’t want to miss. We appreciated when she told us in our interactions with kids, “it’s not about you [the adult].” It helps orient our views on kids to remember that their behaviors may seem strange, but they rarely have to do with us as adults, and have to do with them working on their own development, a natural series of events.
Lisa is a great sharer of knowledge. We can’t wait to have her back on the show. Don’t miss her online spaces:
Vinnie and arvind talk about the People of Color Conference, Student Diversity Leadership Conference, and the current state of protests in New York, the show of force by the NYPD outside of arvind’s school, and the impact on students and faculty.
21st Century Learning is back for the 2014-15 school year. Vinnie’s got a new job, and Alex and arvind are ready to go with new ideas. We’ll be back on the every other week schedule, and can’t wait to have some new guests, and welcomed long-time listeners. Find us on Twitter @alexragone@vvrotny and @arvind
Our end of school year show! Vinnie has a new job, arvind has a new schedule to make, we all talk a little about Ariel Norling’s sexual assault at ISTE, and some of the subsequent coverage and work that her reporting has inspired, including an upcoming code of conduct for NYCIST, and maybe, NYSAIS.