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Uncomfortable reading | Rachel Kellerman | TEDxPaloAltoHighSchool
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Added Aug 15, 2016
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We live in an interconnected world where experiences are at the tip of our fingers if we chose to read about them. So why do most of us choose to read just the “comfortable stuff”? Rachel Kellerman, long-time educator and teacher librarian, will talk about the importance of reading outside of your comfort zone.

Rachel received a BA in Psychology from UCLA and a Masters in Developmental Education from the University of California Berkeley. Rounding off her public school education, she received a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State. She is a proud Paly Viking and can often be found reading both comfortable and uncomfortable books, blogs, news, and just about anything else that pops up on her screen or bookshelf.

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