This week, February 11-15, is production week for the annual 8th Grade Media Literacy Project. During this time, 8th graders are deeply immersed in completing five assignments that all revolve around the creation of original, research-based productions that convey to audiences important messages about media in our society.
As February begins, we are at the end of a remarkable week with our delegation of students and teachers from Beijing and at the beginning of Black History Month.
Unfortunately, not everything in life comes with directions. Take raising kids for instance. Wouldn't it be nice if upon leaving the hospital they asked you to sign a birth certificate, checked your car seat for proper installation, and handed you an up-to-date set of directions for raising a child?
While acknowledging the complexity of President Bush's legacy, his commitment to serve something larger than himself is such an important standard for us today. I find myself reflecting on three specific elements of President Bush's leadership that remain relevant goals for us at Mark Day.
Our children live in a media-saturated world. U.S. tweens (8- to 12-year-olds) consume an average of six hours of entertainment media every day, according to a report published by Common Sense Media in 2015. This figure excludes time spent using media at school or for homework.