Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 18, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The long read…

But Woolf’s ideal reader, who disappears as she reads and tries on alternate identities, is now under siege. Our stories are going social and, as new platform technologies remake the reading experience into something increasingly interactive, we now must ask what we’re giving up in the bargain. Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Is teen loneliness caused by social media?

Further to previous posts on teenage emotional literacy and well-being, worried parents – and our pupils – might want to read this Guardian opinion piece, Reports claim – and parents worry – that teens are suffering an epidemic of loneliness caused by … Continue reading

March 27, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Can you gig it?

“In Gig We trust” Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Screenagers are struggling to read people’s feelings in real life…

The Empathy Gap – The Sunday Times Magazine A colleague gave me a hard copy of this article this morning, and I’m posting a hyperlink because it’s really very interesting! Parents, pupils, teachers; anyone with an interest in young people’s … Continue reading

January 18, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Has Sherlock lost the plot?

So where do you stand on the great debate? Did you love or hate series 4 of the hugely successful BBC drama Sherlock – and the now infamous final (?) episode? Critics mostly hated it – but are they always … Continue reading

January 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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If you want to save democracy, learn to think like a scientist

In this new age of social media, our news is no longer being filtered through major media outlets that have teams of meticulous and principled fact checkers. As a result, empiricism is more important than ever. We all must be trained to navigate through the false information, and we can do that by thinking like scientists. Continue reading

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