Katherine J. Igoe

Katherine J. Igoe is a freelance writer and editor who lives in the Boston area. She focuses on education, lifestyle and health and has a particular interest in human rights and the rights of women, the LGBTQ+ community, and other minority groups. She can be found at @kjigoe on Twitter.

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Bringing Current Events Into the Classroom

Posted by Katherine J. Igoe on October 18, 2018


The upcoming midterm elections. The Kavanaugh hearings. Colin Kaepernick and Take A Knee. The Rohingya crisis. It’s a tumultuous time in the world—and that complexity will likely remain for years to come. How do you take on the task of explaining these issues? In what way should you tackle current events in the classroom? How do you convey thorny global concepts while respecting diverse points of view and making students feel inspired?

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