Using Current Events
I think alot of teachers need to include a portion of there classroom time to current events. One reason is that it allows the students to read outside of the classroom and it keeps thm up to date about whats going on around us. Alot of times the students are not aware of the important things that are goinon. This could be done in te begining of each class period. It will allow the studnets a time to openly discuss ther views on things.