Managing a library media center and sponsoring a teen book club, I'm smack-dab in the middle of drama every day: boyfriend/girlfriend fights, breakups, mean girls, rebels, and--oh God, the issues. But I wouldn't want to work anywhere else. It's the work environment I love best. I order books the kids want, and my students recommend books I'd like to read, too. It's a wonderful, symbiotic situation.
Writers' blogs are symbiotic, as well. We share tips and expect that others will pass it forward. With this thought in mind, I've decided to stop hoarding my trove of teen culture experts to myself.
I'm declaring every Tuesday from here forth to be Teen Talk Tuesday. I'll choose a question to pose to my students and then I'll post their anonymous response on the blog. Possible topics could include: clothes, social norms, slang, how they would respond to a given situation, dating advice, friendship, etc.
****WARNING: This could get ugly!!*******
If you've got a question, fire away.