Read Cate's essay, "Stay Tuned to Change the World" about how TV can educate us on the endless opportunities to create change.
Read Amani's essay, "A Deafening Silence," about how we can't stand quietly while others scream in pain, that we must speak for those who have been silenced by social injustice.
Read Elizabeth's essay, "Compassionate Communities" about the importance of regaining the depth in our feelings so that we may live with awareness and connect with the rest of the world.
Read Naomi's essay, "Black Girl, White Space" about the prejudice she faces in her AP Class and the experiment she is doing to expose it.
Read Karen's essay, "Love: Free of Fear and Judgment," about how feeling better in her own skin has helped her see the potential in our society.
We received many powerful essays for the Spring 2015 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Gerald Mitchell responds to the winners of the Fall 2015 "Justice for All" writing competition.
Want a motivator to boost your students’ writing to a higher level? Here’s an opportunity to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
Describe a teacher or a classroom experience that helped make learning joyful and meaningful for you. Conversely, what message do you have for teachers and administrators who make learning tedious, even painful? How could they make learning more interesting and inspiring?
What is one worry you’d like to throw away? What would you replace your worry with, and what would you—and possibly those around you— gain by not having that worry in your life?
What are some ways—digital or otherwise—that you get strength and support to fight world suck with awesome?
Want a motivator to take your students’ writing to a higher level? Here’s an opportunity for them to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
Read Nancy's essay, "Someone Like Me," about how a classroom visitor helped her share a secret with her classmates.
Read Jennifer's essay, "If You Give a Student a Voice," about two teachers who taught her to love learning.
Read Chiwon's essay, "How to Make a Superhero," about how her "Making It Real" class made her feel like a superhero in training.