Category Archives: Education

Resistance School Free and Online

Young people are the group who most disapprove of Trump, accord to the Pew Research Center and a Gallup Poll.[i] Harvard graduate students organized a free online “Resistance School” for students nationally. Beginning on April 5, the school includes videos and interactive readings, initially with four sessions, which quickly got thousands of sign-ups.[ii] The founders encourage groups to enroll rather than individuals. Three former Hillary Clinton staffers created an NGO called Flippable to identify districts most likely to flip to Democrats so thta donors can contribute to those campaigns.

[i] Charles Blow, “Resilience of the Resistance,” New York Times, April 24, 2017.

[ii] https://www.resistanceschool.com/#resistschool

https://www.resistanceschool.com/session-one-summary/

Learn about Global Youth–Resources from Gayle Kimball

Blog about global youth: https://globalyouthbook.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=global%20youth%20speakout

 

Gayle Kimball’s photos of global youth and their homes: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.348956001796264.91437.160382763986923&type=1

 

Almost 100 video interviews with global youth: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGlobalyouth

Gayle Kimball’s books about global youth:

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout (Equality Press, 2017) A $10 ebook that includes suggestions from students from around the world, available on Amazon, etc.

Global Youth Values Transforming Our Future (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, July 2017)

Ageism in Youth Studies: Generation Maligned (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, June 2017) includes bibliography about global youth

In process available for your critique and additions:

Global Youth Activism: The Wave of Uprisings Since 2011

Brave: The Global Girls’ Revolution

Tactics and Goals for Changemaking

Radio Discussion of Resilience KZFR

Tune in this Thursday at 6, KZFR Chico, 90.1, livestreamed. Here’s a preview of our discussion of resilience:
1. Rochelle and Kathy: Young people today are criticized for lacking resilience or grit, being “fragile tea cups.” Is this a real problem? Please define resilience.
2. Amasha and PV student: Tell us about your most difficult challenges and how you overcame them.
3. Are schools doing what they can to assist students with non-academic challenges?
4. Katy, as a parent of three what do you do to help your kid cope with their challenges?
5. Do you think hardships have a cosmic purpose to help us grow or are they just bad luck?