Mr. Walker teaches English IV at a high school in Florida. That means most of his kids are seniors, ready to make the transition to higher education, the work place, or backpacking around Europe1. My recollections of high school English are poor, but I seem to remember a heavy emphasis on “the classics” and a complete avoidance of anything written after WWII. But Mr. Walker isn’t taking that road.
For extra credit, he’s encouraging kids to experience serialized audiobooks from us here at Podiobooks.com. And knowing that not all kids are aural learners, he’s also guiding others to print versions of books by one of our authors, Scott Sigler. Talk about a forward-thinking teacher! He’s helping kids understand that the world of “reading” is a lot bigger than they may have realized.
This is a Good Thing, as 1/3 of students won’t ever pick up a book again after high school. It’s also a bit dangerous, as over-zealous helicopter parents have turned against more than one teacher going outside of the norm.
1 – I always heard of kids doing this. Never happened to me. Damnable responsibilities and Type-A personality!