Adora Svitak

Any good teacher knows how important it is to connect with students and understand our culture.Adora Svitak

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Students read for tests and because their parents ask them to, but I think it's very important to tell children that you can read for fun, too, and to understand human spirit. It builds empathy.Adora Svitak

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We all love people who give credit to others for their success. Companies would probably do better with CEOs who didn't blow their own horn and ask for ridiculous salaries and new yachts every year.Adora Svitak

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America, you're sending girls a mixed message. On one hand, you're saying to have positive body image and love who we are; on the other, we're being marketed makeup and clothing that obviously turns us into someone different.Adora Svitak

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As we grow up in more technology-enriched environments filled with laptops and smart phones, technology is not just becoming a part of our daily lives - it's becoming a part of each and every one of us.Adora Svitak

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If we all understood we can learn from both older and younger people, then we'd have a better world.Adora Svitak

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For kids like me, being called childish can be a frequent occurrence. Every time we make irrational demands, exhibit irresponsible behavior, or display any other signs of being normal American citizens, we are called childish.Adora Svitak

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The current concept of prom just seems so empty. Teenagers get dressed up to go to a dance at a fancy location. It encourages social inclusion or exclusion based on your ability or inability to snag a date.Adora Svitak

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I would say that kids are great in many ways, because I think that we are less hampered when it comes to 'this costs too much' or 'that's impossible'.Adora Svitak

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Make sure that your kids or the kids in your life have an opportunity to share their ideas, and to teach you something about what we know.Adora Svitak

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The traits the word 'childish' addresses are seen so often in adults that we should abolish this age-discriminatory word when it comes to criticizing behavior associated with irresponsibility and irrational thinking.Adora Svitak

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Since the age of four, I've been exploring what I can do with the written word: everything from championing literacy and youth voice to raising awareness about world hunger.Adora Svitak

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Hoping to instill my love of learning in other children, I taught my first class at a local elementary school the year my first book, 'Flying Fingers,' debuted; since then, I have spoken at hundreds of schools, classrooms and conferences around the world.Adora Svitak

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Success on the front of women's rights will look like a world not only with obvious advances - where no girl is denied access to education, for instance - but also one with more subtle changes in how we regard gender and gender stereotypes.Adora Svitak

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The first thing anyone can do, about any issue, is get informed.Adora Svitak

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Mostly, I avoid worrying since the time spent doing it could be spent more constructively.Adora Svitak

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I was thrilled to be able to read at three. I just thought everyone loved reading as much as I did.Adora Svitak

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I realise I'm still a child, though I do feel older.Adora Svitak

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My family joke that I'm really a very senior person who accidentally happens to be 11.Adora Svitak

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Like probably a lot of people, I came away from watching films like 'Miss Representation' and 'Half the Sky' with the realization that the battle for women's rights is not over, especially not globally, and that the moral imperative of our century is to achieve full rights for everyone regardless of gender.Adora Svitak

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The fact that a baby can be born today and condemned to a life of hardship, struggle, and discrimination simply because of sex is enraging.Adora Svitak

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I realise I'm still a child, though I do feel older. I recently did an on-line test called 'What's Your True Age?' My result was 50-60 years old.Adora Svitak

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With writing, I can express myself, really, and share my ideas and just let my thoughts flow out.Adora Svitak

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We always reference kids but very rarely ask their opinion. Our inexperience might be what gives us the ability to teach our elders something, due to the fact that we are not jaded or cynical.Adora Svitak

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A lot of negative words adults call the young, like 'naive,' 'impulsive' and 'way too connected online,' are all things we can turn into strengths to help us.Adora Svitak

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The idea there were kids out there who didn't love to read and write just as much as I did struck me. So I went around schools and tried to make other kids love to read and write.Adora Svitak

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We're used to the characteristics of social media - participation, connection, instant gratification - and when school doesn't offer the same, it's easy to tune out.Adora Svitak

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I think that my peers deserve more than products to buy wrapped up in advertising. We need ideas to share and causes to believe in - opportunities to lead and teach.Adora Svitak

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If I had my way, I'd end all wars and poverty. We should all be more aware of what's going on in the world around us and less ignorant.Adora Svitak

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There are lots of different interpretations of the word 'prodigy.' My own is of someone who is talented and tries to help other children. So in that respect I could be called one, although I don't think I'll go off the rails.Adora Svitak

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