One of my favourite ways to pass time is to listen to many podcasts covering a wide variety of subject matter. One of my favourite podcasts is This American Life, a broadcast from Public Radio International. The podcast is a weekly, one-hour radio show where stories are shared about everyday Americans.
Perhaps the best episode I have heard, since beginning to listen several months ago, is entitled Middle School. This episode deals with several aspects of dealing with issues that face students experiencing middle school. These issues include moving away, being popular, and the always dreaded school dance.
Being a University student studying towards being able to work with this age group on an regular basis, I feel that this hour-long radio show provides a great insight in to the mindset of the students that my colleagues and I will eventually work with.
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