Do you listen to NPR? Have you listened to the TED Radio Hour? Have your students?
Well, this program (along with many, many others) make for a great addition to middle and high school classrooms. If you’re looking for a new homeroom activity, one focusing on current events, or many other topics. Check out the website for archived audio. Then, use the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) website if you want to watch an entire TED talk. Students, just like you, love listening to stories and learning from others (especially when they are experts in their fields).
Just make sure to listen to the content first before sharing!
For one of my recent favorite episodes, check out: