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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.

Imagining Equity Literacy

Paul C. Gorski - April 10, 2014

Equity literacy moves us beyond cultural competency, allowing educators to create and sustain equitable and just learning environments for all families and students.

TT Recognizes 77 Mix It Up Model Schools!

Teaching Tolerance Staff - April 8, 2014

Flash mobs, super heroes and sticky note wars: Those are some of the fun activities planned by a few of the 77 Mix It Up Model Schools that Teaching Tolerance named today. Model Schools went above and beyond the annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day to promote inclusion, empathy and acceptance in their school communities throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.

Got Talent? Make Change!

Lisa Glenn - April 7, 2014

Students, like adults, need to feel as if their talents and interests are valuable to their communities.

Improving the Feedback Loop

Jason Drwal - April 3, 2014

Making families an active part of the educational process isn’t just about making them feel included; it is a critical practice that can help children connect and feel safe in the classroom.

Coexist: Lessons from Rwanda

Mishy Lesser - April 2, 2014

Coexist, a film about post-genocide Rwanda, can help you cultivate a more peaceable classroom, where upstanders outnumber bystanders and where compassion overcomes othering.

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