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

Speaking Tolerance

Liz Clift - May 15, 2014

Speaking tolerance and speaking about tolerance are not the same thing.

Give the Kid a Pencil

Chad Donohue - May 12, 2014

We all make mistakes. How teachers respond has everything to do with whether or not their students feel valued as human beings.

You CAN Teach About Religion in Public School!

Sara Wicht - May 9, 2014

The First Amendment defines the parameters of including religious content in U.S. public school classrooms, but teachers still wonder: What does religion as content look like?

Stand Up for ALL Girls Seeking Education

Alice Pettway - May 8, 2014

As an international society we must rise up against all injustices that keep girls out of school.

The Way I Was Taught

June Cara Christian - May 7, 2014

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, one of our teaching and learning specialists reflects on how three exceptional teachers shaped her as a person—and an educator.

Reading Between the Lines

Adrienne van der Valk - May 5, 2014

Teachers don’t want to be called saints or soldiers. Let’s mark Teacher Appreciation Week with a commitment to go beyond the rhetoric and speak accurately about teaching as a profession.

Kenji's Dad(s)

Jim Hiller - May 2, 2014

This writer had a light-bulb moment about his student's family—and about himself.

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.

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