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'Unkink the Hose' with Brain Breaks

Sara Wicht - March 14, 2014

March 10-14 is Brain Awareness Week. Help your students maximize their brain power by adding brain breaks to your bag of tricks.

The Mystery of the Adolescent Brain

Jason Drwal - March 13, 2014

March 10-14 is Brain Awareness Week. Take a moment to learn more about how brain awareness can actually change your students’ attitudes about their own brains—and even help them be more successful in school. 

Students Reflect on “Whitman Teaches the Movement”

Teaching Tolerance Staff - March 12, 2014

Teaching the civil rights movement is complicated—in terms of both content and the emotional reactions it evokes. In this post, four Whitman College students talk about what they observed while teaching K-12 students some painful—and inspiring—lessons from civil rights history.

Teachers Reflect on “Whitman Teaches the Movement”

Teaching Tolerance Staff - March 11, 2014

This innovative program not only teaches important civil rights content, it bridges the gap between high school and college.

Teaching the Movement at Whitman College

Kate Shuster - March 10, 2014

Walla Walla, Wash. is three plane flights, a few thousand miles and a climactic shift from Montgomery, Ala. As our recent report Teaching the Movement showed, there’s also a lot of distance between Washington’s sadly sketchy requirements for student learning about the civil rights movement and Alabama’s relatively ambitious standards.

The Noose of Racism

Jill Silos-Rooney - March 7, 2014

What happens when we don’t teach about the history of racism? Turn on the news.

The Problem with Pronouns

Allison Ricket - March 6, 2014

Supporting trans and gender-fluid students requires the courage to try until you get it right.

Announcing “Teaching the Movement 2014”

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - March 5, 2014

A new report reveals that most states still do not adequately teach the civil rights movement. Until this material becomes second nature to students, conversations about race won’t move us forward.

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