Making Learning Real: Top Tips for Connecting Current Events to Your Classroom

Larry Ferlazzo with Suzie Boss and Kristen Koppers

Our guests say that connecting our classroom lessons to current events makes learning more relevant, engaging and meaningful to students. Join us as we look at the dos and don’ts for effectively teaching with current events.

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Episode Guests
Kristen Koppers, NBCT, MA is a blogger, presenter, author, self-published author, and high school educator as well as an adjunct professor at a local junior college. She has been teaching for more than seventeen years and is currently teaching high school English in Illinois. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s degree in English and a second Master’s degree in Education Administration. Kristen wrote the book Differentiated Instruction in the Teacher Profession. Suzie Boss, education writer and consultant, is the author of several books, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and Bringing Innovation to School. She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and a member of the Buck Institute for Education National Faculty.
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