Literacy Voices Roundup – November 14

Mayor to parents: Read to children

From The Boston Globe: Forget Mozart CDs and Baby Einstein videos, Boston’s mayor is urging parents to teach preschool children the old-fashioned way: by talking, reading, and playing with them.

The Education Podcast Network

The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together, in one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers who are looking for content for the classroom and interested in exploring issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Itipini Community Project

In this video from KarmaTube, learn how Dr. Chris McConnachie and his wife Jenny came to this impoverished region of South Africa in the early 1980s. In addition to providing medical services and training, they helped establish a preschool, an after-school program and a tutoring program. Now, women from the community run the school, impacting the lives of thousands of children.