Monday, September 24, 2012


Last week we read an enlightening article titled, "Life of Reilly," which explored stereotyping in high school sports.  After our Socratic discussion, it was apparent, that most of us are guilty of labeling others on a daily basis, both in and outside of school.   So the question arises, when and where does all of the labeling and stereotyping start?  What has programmed us to make judgements about other people?  I pondered these questions myself.  Interestingly, I found the photo above in a news article this weekend.  It is a classic pictorial of stereotyping.  What message do you think this photo is screaming to its readers?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton

THE OUTSIDERS.............  9/19/12 

Reading a novel can sometimes be intimidating.  Just the thought of reading a "novel" can deter many of us from even starting a book.  The number of pages can inhibit many of us from tackling our first novel as well.  Place all of your anxiety aside and gear up for the exciting "Coming of Age" novel titled, The Outsiders, by H.E. Hinton.  

As we delve into the world of stereotyping, cliques, and gangs, through the eyes of S.E. Hinton and the "Socs" and the "Greasers," ponder the essential question, -How can we combat student and social inequalities at Lincoln Junior High?

...... Let me back up.....  Do we have student and social inequalities at Lincoln Junior High? 
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