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Do our reading lists determine how we process language?

It appears the language we’re immersed in, through spoken as well as written language artifacts, changes the way we process language as well as changes the way we behave.

This might not come as a surprise to most educators, but I wonder, does this finding lend some credence to concerned parents and community members regarding subject matter and language influencing young minds? I am NOT advocating for banning books, nor censoring books, but I am curious as to how this new study might impact arguments for more control in library and classroom reading materials. Does this study foreshadow an age of parental taunts like “You are what you read..”?

10 quick thoughts on mobile phones in schools

Definitely not reposted to stand against my fellow educators, this article makes arguments that I have held for at least a decade as smartphones have become more ubiquitous in the young student’s “tool belt.” Of course, I also have strong feelings against children under the age of 14 having their own smartphones, but that is an argument for another post.