I primarily teach freshman composition which is a rhetoric/argumentation based course so I bring current events into almost every discussion in order to get them engaged. I begin my courses, however, with a statement that we will respect all viewpoints and will debate all sides but hate speech and bullying will not be tolerated (it's in my syllabus as well and I have students sign something saying they have read and understand the syllabus and will abide by all parameters).
Mentoring Discussion Series, Question 8:
How do you incorporate current events into your teaching? Do you address things like campus protests and violence in the classroom, and, if so, how?
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