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Archive for November, 2012

20 teenagers sitting in a room

Posted by Realsociology on 25th November 2012

This isn’t a¬†particularly¬†informative post, more of a spontaneous expression of an epiphany moment (although one without the elation). The epiphany comes in the form of a question – Is there any worse way of getting teenagers to concentrate than sitting them in a room with 19 other teenagers and one adult for four and a [...]

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Suicide Updates

Posted by Realsociology on 18th November 2012

One of the perennial joys of teaching sociology is returning to the study of suicide every November, a time of year when, with the nights drawing in against a backdrop of fog, barren trees, rain and sodden leaves, it seems a most appropriate time to do so. The season of depression, self-harm and suicide is [...]

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