Welcome to the Teaching Tolerance blog, a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support.
Gender, sexuality and religion are common themes in challenged books of 2015. Rather than effectively ban these topics from the classroom, TT recommends teaching about them and offers student texts to do so.
Helping students understand how ideology influences decisions allows them to be more thoughtful and engaged participants in society. Examining banned books is one way into that awareness and engagement.
A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.
These pre-Mix lessons, which are available for all grade levels and cover a wide variety of subjects, can deepen the impact of your event.
Yesterday, the Dignity in Schools Campaign released a policy platform that calls for the end of police presence in schools.
Wouldn’t it be productive if schools established school-wide norms for civil discourse this fall?
Constant exposure to violence via social media is certainly harming our students, and we can learn to recognize the signs to give them the support they need.
As the current election cycle reaches its climax, establishing “intellectually safe” communities of inquiry can help mitigate the negative effects the campaign has had on children and classrooms.