"Mobile phones, Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, blogs, Wikispaces, Google, and whatever other technologies you’re blocking are not inherently evil. Stop demonizing them and focus on people’s behavior, not the tools, particularly when it comes to making policy."
Facebook certainly has made life interesting over the past few years since its inception. For those of us over 30, we have been faced with the opportunity to see those people from high school that we long forgot about. There was a time when we only had to worry about seeing high school friends every ten years when we attended our high school class reunions, which is why some of us skipped our ten year reunion.
My own high school experience, where I graduated in 1989, was not stellar and many of my classmates that I reconnected with were surprised to see that I am a principal. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that I was not known for my academic prowess.
In high school, I was a sub-sophomore because I did not have enough credits to be a sophomore, and I graduated ranked fourth from last in my class. I am better off giving high school students lessons in what not to do instead of advice on how to get through the experience successfully.
However, as a school principal who struggled a great deal in my youth, I also understand that some high school students hate their high school experience and have no idea why they are forced to go there. And, as some of my readers who think that the institution of brick and mortar is so nineteenth century, I know there are parents who believe that high schools have nothing to offer to this generation.