Filed Under: Glee, Glee Club, Gleek Out, Leslie Nelson, Music in Education, Raymond Green, The Hype Writter, Trust Building in Classrooms
Posted by: Leslie Nelson
Looking forward to the season premier of Glee? So are we. Ever wonder how pop culture effects education? Well we have a pretty good idea when it comes to the effect of the TV show Glee on some Houston middle school students. What lessons can be learned from joining a Glee Club?
Â Recently I got the chance to speak with 7th grade social studies teacher and Glee Club founder at YES Prep, Raymond Green, about the impact the TV show Glee has had with his students. Raymond is currently attending the REEP Business Fellowship Program at Rice University. (more…)
Filed Under: 50 Cent, Brown University, bullying, cyberbullying, Disable Bullyinhg, Emma Watson, Facebook, Facebook bullying, Glee, Hartman Middle School, Houston ISD, K-12 student voices, Lauren Coffer, Playground novel
Posted by: Amanda Nicolo
Since 2010, dramatic tales of bullying have appeared in news reports across the nation. As adults we are able to recall instances in our own experience in which we were either the recipient, the witness, or perhaps even the source of an act of bullying. Although it occurs throughout our lives at varying levels and degrees, we most associate bullying with middle school. Recently, stories of well-known actors and artists have appeared in teen news articles, from Glee star Lauren Cofferâ€™s â€śDisable Bullyingâ€ť campaign, speculations over Harry Potterâ€™s Emma Watson and her withdrawal from Brown University, and rapper 50 Centâ€™s semi-autobiographical novel Playground, in which he writes from a 13-year old bullyâ€™s perspective. Stories of bullying are pervasive, and teens across the country are well-versed in its consequences.