Teaching Current Events in the Classroom Meet Up


Current events are complex, require context, and often unintentionally jumpstart fraught conversations. With media messages everywhere, we can't expect that children are unaware of major world events. They need our support more than ever. Even a guided conversation can't be controlled, and unexpected questions change direction of the dialog. What strategies help keep a conversation on course? What do you do to reassure students in the face of anxiety? How do you handle tough questions?

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Format: Meet Up
Event Type: Session
Level: Field Experience