Mr Amaral, a Global Concepts teacher, is beginning his third year of bringing TEL.A.VISION to every 7th grader at Oakland Junior High. Here is what he had to say about TEL.A.VISION. “TEL.A.VISION makes my students think about themselves in the world. It helps them think about what they could be. It is an opportunity for…

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U Research Finds that Teens Who Believe They’ll Die Young are More Likely to Engage in Risky Behavior University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Iris Borowsky, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues found that one in seven adolescents believe that it is highly likely that they will die before age 35, and this belief predicted that the…

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The BIG news is that TEL.A.VISION  is becoming a non profit. Actually, it has always been a not for profit but we are just making it official. This will allow us to seek funds from foundations and individuals. I know that we will probably be rejected 10 times before we find someone willing to help…

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We started piloting TEL.A.VISION by working with 120 5th graders at a suburban school. The students and teachers readily adopted it. One Teacher said,”I can think of nothing I could have done to get to know my students better.” Next we took TEL.A.VISION to a Junior High and 350 7th graders completed TEL.A.VISIONs. The students…

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One out of three children, ages 6-11 years old, fear that the planet won’t exist when they grow up and more than half believe that the Earth will not be as good a place to live. That’s according to a new telephone survey of 500 pre-teens commissioned by Habitat Heroes, the first global, social networking…

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Amidst the excitement of creating their TEL.A.VISION videos, there is also an anticipation to see the work and vision of other students. As part of the program students are required to share their video with their teacher to ensure completion. We suggest that teachers set aside some time for students to share their videos with…

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