Sunday, August 18, 2019
I enjoy listening to books or material while driving. Music is nice, and a good break for some, but I don't need to listen to music often. My commute is about 30 minutes, which I believe can help me learn. Some of our students have longer commutes and feel the same way. Halle Hara put together a good resource that could help those students. Her new website lawschoolplaybook.com has numerous podcasts on critical law school skills.
I always warn my students that listening to material cannot be the exclusive way to absorb information. I don't absorb as much as I should when driving and listening to a book. However, listening to these podcasts could reinforce skills we are all teaching. I plan to see if I could integrate them into my D2L course as an additional quick assignment.
From my brief glance, I like the topics. We are spending significant time this year on reading comprehension. The podcast section of the site has 10 episodes on reading cases alone. I know my students need that information.
I am glad to see another one of our colleagues producing material that has the potential to help our students. Keep up the good work.