Monday, November 30, 2015
The second one is VERY important; *** being ostracized is more mentally damaging than being bullied. ***
Don’t know how many ways I can say this; being told “go away”, ignored completely when you speak, being chosen last for teams all say “you are worthless to us”
Kids think they are being nicer by not picking on someone that annoys them, and they are right. However, at least when a child is being picked on, however horribly, it means their existence has been noticed and has caused a reaction.
The cool kids hate it when the teachers pick the teams or assign students to work together in group. The ostracized kids are always relieved (of course by this point many would rather work alone after years of being rebuffed).
We need to teach our children not only to not bully and belittle, but to also be inclusive; to respond in some sort of non-negative way to kids they would rather ignore. It’s not easy, but being told by a peer that they are worthy of positive notice could improve - and maybe even save - a life.
Also I find the first one one do the biggest hindrances to dating gay men.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
If you really want to work up an appetite, check out this playlist of other Thanksgiving-themed films recently digitized by our Motion Picture Preservation Lab and now on the U.S. National Archives’ YouTube Channel.