A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools

Making the Most of Make-up Work

Sara Wicht - May 1, 2014

Helping students get back on track after an absence not only helps them learn, it helps them maintain positive connections to your classroom.

This is What Privilege Looks Like

Maureen Costello - April 28, 2014

Impact and intention both matter when talking about school policies.

Resist Telling a Simple Story

Helen Angell - April 24, 2014

Telling only one story of civil rights marginalizes the voices we ignore. It also prevent us from doing exactly what the story of civil rights is supposed to teach us to do―fight for justice in our own communities as those before us did.

Teachers Supporting Teachers

Allison Ricket - April 23, 2014

This teacher offers suggestions for how to better support our colleagues and create a more just and welcoming environment across the entire school.

The N-Word: Connected Through Historical Disconnect?

Dr. Neal A. Lester - April 21, 2014

Dr. Neal Lester talks about meeting folks across the country who want thoughtful, informed and critical conversation about the troublesome n-word.

Using Orphan Train to Teach History and Tolerance

Liz Clift - April 17, 2014

A new book, Orphan Train, is ripe with opportunities for discussion, research and developing the complex thinking necessary to draw historical parallels.

Let's Talk About "Bossy"

Monita K. Bell - April 14, 2014

At TT we’re always keeping our ears to the ground for innovative programs designed to empower students. Our writer explores two campaigns challenging the implications of the word “bossy.”

The Way I Speak About Youth Matters

Liz Clift - April 11, 2014

Speaking respectfully about at-risk youth is one more way this teacher works to change the negative stereotypes surrounding them.

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