And another thing teachers can learn from weblogs…how their kids think! After reading what my J2 kids are writing, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I’m amazed both by the passion of their ideas and the relative lack of reality or logic behind them. It’s interesting to me just how black and white their lives seem, and in some ways, how little understanding they have of their roles as citizens of the planet, not just the country. Of course that’s my bias, too. And I know adolescents are egocentric by nature. I guess some of what they are writing surprises me in the scope of their egocentricity. Even more frustrating is their inablity it seems to separate content from craft when it comes to journalism They’re grumbling about my choices of articles to read because they can’t read analytically. Their emotions take over, and the writing and construction gets lost on them. I’m going to have to teach them how to do that meta-reading more effectifvely, I guess.