Why do you roll your eyes?

Don’t bother reading this post if you don’t know any teenagers — or if you never were one yourself.

A recent column in the New York Times provides a perspective on understanding a common behavior of teenage girls (and boys…and tweens…). I refer, of course, to eye-rolling. Nothing very new here, but you might never have thought about the various messages that eye-rolling can sent. If you want a detailed scientific study, you won’t find it in the NYT column. But if you want a once-over-lightly point-of-view that might give you some extra insight, do read it. Especially if you know any teenagers.

(Tnx to my science-teacher colleagues for the link and their comments.)


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