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Ira Glass is the best coteacher

In my class, we use NPR One to connect students to an extended knowledge base. While a successful classroom teacher has, early in the year, built a sense of trust in their students, wherein the students trust the teacher's knowledge of the content and its application, there is always the sense, even in the most trusting group of students, that the teacher is themselves an outsider from the real-world experience of the content. NPR One connects students to real, relevant experiences of educated individuals that are connected enough, in the sense of applying, the content to explain it and imbue its importance to students. All with the calming voice of Ira Glass!
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