Florida High School Students Advocate Gun Control

Sign a petition to ban assault rifles: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/kids-vs-nra-ban-assault.fb49?source=c.fb&r_by=2429806

Parkland Florida students advocate gun control, fault Trump and NRA. The focus on mental health is used to avoid talking about making guns harder to get. Cameron Kasky says this campaign is “special calling” for him now. “We’re done thinking this is inevitable.” They set up a Facebook page “Never Again.” CNN’s Anderson Cooper said he hasn’t seen such motivated students after a tragedy like this. The NY Times reported,

“At other high schools across the country, students rallied in solidarity with Stoneman Douglas High and staged walkouts to protest what they called Washington’s inaction in protecting students and teachers. A gun control advocacy group, Moms Demand Action, said it had been so overwhelmed with requests from students that it was setting up a parallel, student focused advocacy group. “People say it’s too early to talk about it,” Mr. Kasky said. “If you ask me, it’s way too late.”

https://www.facebook.com/NeverAgainMSD/

Interview with Kasky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XExNsQZZZM

 

 

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#Kids vs. NRA: Ban Assault Rifles

Who wins–our young people or gun manufacturers? Let’s elect politicians who care more about preventing mass shootings than campaign contributions from the National Riffle Association. No good person needs an assault rifle. Sign petitiion:

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/kids-vs-nra-ban-assault.fb49?source=c.fb&r_by=2429806

 

 

how to achieve academic success and prevent burnout

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout

 

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. and global youth

220 pages Available on Amazon for $9.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NB10D3O/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486426365&sr=1-2&keywords=the+mindful+guide+to+academic

 

 

The nine chapters provide information for high school and college students about how to achieve academic goals and reduce stress:

How to identify your learning styles

Techniques to achieve your goals

Study skills and effective test taking

How to write research papers

Stress reduction

Understand mind power

Clearing emotional blocks to success

Physical vitality

Student activism and goals internationally

Student experiences are featured, along with a variety of experts, and they created the illustrations.

 

Traveling around the world, interviewing young people for my series of books about global youth viewpoints and activism, I heard how much time, worry and anxiety goes into studying for tests. I have a lot of experience studying and test-taking to earn my bachelor’s degree, teaching credential, two Masters Degrees, and Ph.D.—all from the University of California. I’ve corrected thousands of student essays teaching in high school and then in university for decades. I want to share with students what I’ve learned about how to succeed academically, stay centered and have time to enjoy life. I include the advice and experience of young people from various countries to discover how they succeed and to provide insight into the global youth culture in an increasingly globalized world. As a Pakistani young man said in this book, “It lets the students know that their worries/guilt are uniform and students from other regions are facing the same problems.” Although it’s rare, I advocate that the voices of actual young people should be included in books about and for them.

 

Table of Contents  

Chapter 1 How to Achieve Your Goals with Metacognition

Understanding Your Learning Styles

Making Your Brain Work for You

Coping with Learning Disabilities

Identifying Your Personality Types

 

Chapter 2 Study Skills

Reading, Note Taking, Memorizing, Study Groups

Test Taking Skills suggestions by Dr. Stephen Tchudi

Effective Oral Reports

Overcoming Math Anxiety

Time Management vs. Procrastination

 

Chapter 3 How to do Research by Morgan Brynnan, MLIS

Information Literacy

Is it all CRAAP – Evaluating Sources

Research Basics

Plagiarism, Ethics and Citation

 

Chapter 4 Coping with Stress

The Physiology and Causes of Stress

How to Cope with Stress

Resilience

Balance the Left and Right Sides of the Body

 

Chapter 5 Understand Mind Power

Research on Mind Over Matter

Positive Self-Talk

How to Clear Emotional Blocks

 

Chapter 6 Emotional Issues that influence School Success

The Power of the Unconscious Mind

Happiness

Being a Student of Color in a PWI

Self-Esteem

Worry

Anxiety and Depression

Grief

Anger

 

Chapter 7 Physical Vitality

Healthy Food

Prevent Eyestrain

Exercise

Increase Energy

Enough Sleep

 

Chapter 8 Getting into College, Career Planning

Getting Into College

Adjusting to College

Post-College Career Planning

 

Chapter 9 Student Activism in the US and International Education Reform

What Students Want from their Education

The Finnish Model

Student Educational Activism

Youth Activism in the US

 

 

Recent Indian Feminism

In her book New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature (2017 written with Sonora Jha), Professor Alka Kurian listed recent feminist actions, which she sees as a “radically new kind of feminist politics” inspired by the concept of rights and the tactics of youth-led protests since the Arab Spring of 2011. Mainstream feminism hadn’t focused on sexual harassment (called Eve-teasing), but rather child marriage, abortion of girls, and dowry violence (such as brides burned to death in supposedly accidental kitchen fires). Kurian traces the contemporary willingness to address this issue to the arrival of Western media and increase in the number of independent women professionals during economic liberalization in the 1990s and the resulting backlash from conservatives–including increase in violence against women. Like other recent social movements, there’s emphasis on intersectional issues including caste (rights for Dalits) and religion (equality for Muslims). Kurian sees the concern for the rights of minorities as the Fourth Wave of Indian feminism. She gives examples of recent campaigns that generate increasing support:

 

2003: Blank Noise Project against Eve-teasing

2009: Pink Chaddi (panties) movement

2011: SlutWalks

2011: Why Loiter Project on women’s right to public spaces

2012: The gang rape of Delhi student incited huge protests and new legislation with harsher punishment of rapists.

2015: Pinjra Tod (Break the Cage) movement against curfews for women in student dorms

2017: Bekhauf Azadi (Freedom Without Fear) March

2017: #MeToo led by younger actresses about Bollywood abuse.