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What Change Looks Like: Notes From Ferguson

Amanda Blaine - February 11, 2015

This educator wants young people to know that a small group of organized, passionate and hardworking people is behind a national movement.

“That’s So Gay”: From a Teacher’s Perspective

Ginger Aaron-Brush - February 10, 2015

When this teacher, then a closeted lesbian, heard her students using the word gay negatively, she had to choose between playing it safe and genuinely fostering an inclusive classroom culture.

Diverse Beliefs in Homogenous Classrooms?

Sara Wicht - February 9, 2015

Here are some suggestions for teaching about diverse beliefs—religious and nonreligious—in classrooms where that type of diversity might not be present.

What We’re Reading This Week: February 6

Teaching Tolerance Staff - February 6, 2015

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

Reflecting on the "American Dream"

Dr. Ruth A. Wilson - February 5, 2015

What do we mean by the “American Dream”? This educator has some ideas for meaningfully engaging students with this topic.

Trivia and Civil Rights History

Liz Clift - February 4, 2015

An after-school teacher uses trivia to get her elementary students thinking about the world around them—including civil rights history.

Student Voices Are Clear. Listen.

Sara Wicht - February 3, 2015

Our schools are critical tools for helping newly arrived immigrant students adjust to their new homes. What’s the best way to know how to help? Listen.

Heritage Months: Hard to Handle?

Emily Chiariello - February 2, 2015

Heritage months offer opportunities to model yearlong inclusive teaching practices.

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