Thirty-seven touchscreen computers were installed in the San Benito High School library during the summer. These devices are designed to help all students, from those who don't have access to a computer at home to those trying to finish an essay due during the next class. Students can also check their grades and emails, work on homework, watch educational videos and print papers. See Baler News reporter Brittney Navarro's BenitoLink story by clicking here.
The Baler Faculty Book Club, which features more than 20 members -- including eight teachers -- had its first meeting this week. It was created when Assistant Principal Colleen Chapman took her passion for teaching, learning and education into action by inviting faculty members to participate in discussions of interesting books pertaining to their work as educators. Club members are reading "Teach Like a Pirate," by Dave Burgess, over the next three months. Mrs. Chapman will periodically email members with challenges to try some of the encountered strategies in the classroom. The next meeting will be held after the holiday break. Check out the Book Club blog by clicking here. The second book the club will read is "A Framework for Understanding Poverty," by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.