Pottermore invites Harry Potter fans—old and new—to join the Wizarding World Book Club, a free online club to examine and debate every book in the Harry Potter series. To take part in the book club, fans need to read (or reread) a Harry Potter book each month—or over a longer time, as the books grow in length. They can then join in a conversation about the book on Twitter or simply check the Pottermore website to learn more about each story. Each week a new theme from the Harry Potter stories is discussed on Pottermore’s Wizarding World Book Club Twitter page, @WWBookClub.
When I first started teaching 29 years ago, being safe and secure meant having fire drills and locking windows and doors at the end of the day. How times have changed! Today, digital privacy and security have been added to the physical safety of schools. Students are becoming increasingly savvy with technology, but they may not always realize how public their online information is. Because of this, educators must learn how to teach their students online security and safety.
In 1951, a football game inspired what would become a landmark study in psychology. Dartmouth opposed Princeton in a brutal end-of-season match that yielded a broken nose, a broken leg, and a flurry of penalties. The game's lack of sportsmanship became the topic of much public debate, with each side blaming the other for the lack of civility on the field.