Quality Resource: TED Radio Hour

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: Rethinking School Happy listening! Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez

Adult Learning Guide #1: Gun Violence

There is now a new category of learning guides… adult learning! The first guide is now available and provides learning opportunities for you and your colleagues to watch, read, explore, discuss, and take action on issues surrounding: Gun Violence This, and all future adult learning guides, can be accessed through the “learning guides” menu. A timeline and printout are available for those of you interested in implementing this┬álearning with your colleagues and/or community members. These resources are linked at the beginning of the learning guide. I’ve embedded all videos and made links to articles, artistic commentaries, and websites to centralize learning. Please email me with your comments or questions. Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez