Experience begets Wisdom as teacher / social activist re education, family, social media, ecology, and changing relationships with new cultural values. Wisdom is Big Picture Lessons learned. HelpfulMindstreamforChanges.com
In Praise of Walt Disney’s Nature Advocacy and What May Be Missing with 4 Questions
There is no doubt that Walt Disney was an advocate of nature and conservation. Even at the beginning, he brought live deer into the studio so Bambi could be characterized correctly. He brought to life animals, birds and fish photographed in living color to capture every move and emotion. He helped us to walk with elephants, hunt with jungle cats, swarm with dolphins and wait patiently as penguins survived another blizzard. There is no doubt through his nature documentaries and feature films, we were educated, affiliated, bonded and even protective of our wildlife neighbors.
What’s the Missing Link in Emotional Intelligence to Address Nature’s Climate Change?
As a teacher, student of nature, and new eco-fiction writer let me try and make a case that emotional intelligence may be a missing link to help bring attention to nature’s climate change.
Nature’s World Cries Out for More Eco-Fiction Writers to Save Our Planet
What is your understanding of the word ecology? Ecology entered a broader cultural phase in the 1960’s and 1970’s when people became more interested in natural environmental issues and species within human connections.
When Creative Writing Mixes with Science to Express Facts and Feelings about Earth’s Ecology
“We are at a unique stage in our history. Never before have we had such an awareness of what we are doing to the planet, and never before have we had the power to do something about that. Surely we all have a responsibility to care for our Blue Planet. The future of humanity and indeed, all life on earth, now depends on us… Sir David Attenborough
Wanted: Creative Writing for A Kinder Superhero for a More Moral Social Media
Do you ever wonder why there is a general fascination with superheroes, especially for young people in their mastery of maturity? This complicated question must be examined in reference to ancient mythology, today’s shared consciousness within social media, and creative writing to create a kinder, gentler superhero for our times.
Why Does Grannie Play Such an Important Role in this Teen Girl’s Story?
One of my nieces asked me, “Why are you writing a book about teen age girls when you are so old?” “Good question,” I said. ”Because I have a lifetime to share with a teenager that is so long, rich and full of flavor with only a few years left. The teen girl has a short, thin, hungry timeline with many years to travel with less experience but perhaps she can find some maturity from mine.”
One Assumption Allowed at the Crossroads for Teen Girls on Social Media
“But here is the strangest paradox of Time that it can only be managed in a very small-time frame called TODAY. And TODAY can sometimes be sparked by a tinier matter of CHOICE.” Teen Girl Faces Time in the Sand
What If, Every Teen Girl Can Manage One Common Value on Social Media?
As a retired teacher, shocked at many online and offline scenarios of teen girls; always grounded in helping young people realize their potential, I began to research and write about survival in virtual spaces. Sadly, I came across too many stories from news, research and personal experiences about cyber bullying, sexual texting, drug addictions, unwanted pregnancies, family breakdowns and even suicides. I kept reading about shattered dreams but there was only emptiness with no clarity or resolutions to escape this unprecedented social media invasion.
A Modern Cinderella Story with Personal Choice of Ending
Melodic buzzes from her cellphone on the night table woke Anna to face an unthinkable attack on innocence soon enough. Her bleary eyes snapped open to the light blue screen with these stark words:
Iceland Mandates Successful Offline Self-Discovery Programs to Solve Teens’ Problems
Sometimes, I’m sure we may still wonder how we ever survived the hazards of being a teenager ourselves. Even without the internet, how many of our own stories can tell about growing up, tolerating high risks, following our own rules to discover our brand of independence. It’s the nature of the adolescent brain to function more with emotional reactions until more logical thinking patterns develop in the neocortex by the age of 20 plus.
Who’s Concerned IF Social Media Affects Education and E-Learning with 5 Teaching problems.
How to teach, how to learn, in the process of how to be educated is the foundation for developing our communication, personally and socially, for competent communities. We exchange information by using a common system of symbols, signs and behavior.
How a Tree Metaphor Teaches Essential Culture about Social Media to Teenagers
Who would disagree that our modern-day technology has drastically changed our culture in its directions, observations and meanings? Every adult, teenager and child are facing changes. Old rules for many are deleted; new rules by a few are imposed and spread on viral streaming.