Femininity and the Hidden Curriculum

Within every school system and every school building, there is something in common, permeating through each and every one of them. The hidden curriculum is incorporated into each and every classroom, with some teachers tying the curriculum firmly into their own academic lessons and materials, while others make strong attempts to limit and retain the… Read More

The Pressure Cooker Explodes

The adolescence phase is a very awkward yet exciting time in anyone’s lives. It is the point after puberty where guys and girls basically leap from childhood to adulthood. Although a lot of teens would like to avoid this phase in life, it is simply inevitable. Adolescence goes hand in hand with issues teenagers suddenly…

The Hidden Curriculum in Schools

The hidden curriculum refers to unspoken behaviors, norms, or values that children learn at school in addition to the official curriculum they are responsible for learning. This hidden curriculum is conveyed to pupils by teachers’ actions and by organizational processes operating inside the school. Hidden curriculum can include how to act in public, how to […]

The Silent Battle

Humans are social creatures, i.e. we long for acceptance, success and companionship. This is true for anyone no matter your age, race, gender, economic class or educational level, but it is especially true for individuals between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one (roughly), a period of development that G. Stanley Hall named adolescence.   Adolescence…

Following the crowd

As teenagers start moving through their adolescent years they begin emerging different identities so they can figure out who they want to be.  Being a teenager is a lot of work because it’s this constant time where one must have all the latest styles, find the right clique of friends, think about getting a job,…

How do you think?

Have you ever wondered if you were adopted simply because you could not be your parent’s child? Did you find yourself playing Will Smith’s rap, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” continuously? Then you were a teenager at one point in your life. The teenage years are years for change, adaptation, and personality searches. With growth, there […]

Seventeen Again

Let’s admit it, adulating is hard work. Many of us are in that in-between age where were old enough to want to do everything on our own and get our lives started, but young enough to not have all the answers and still need mom and dad’s advice on how to do, well, life. As…

Seventeen Again

Let’s admit it, adulting is hard work. Many of us are in that in-between age where were old enough to want to do everything on our own and get our lives started, but young enough to not have all the answers and still need mom and dad’s advice on how to do, well, life. As we’ve talked about the idea of adolescence and how they are …