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When it seems that tragedies are happening in rapid succession, we evoke a quote from educator and television host Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. As a boy, his mother told him that when scary thing happen to “look for the helpers.”
When a student’s frustration escalates, this teacher suggests several ways to address it that does not include punishment.
Help students connect with civil rights activist César Chávez by using resources beyond their textbooks.
On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” people around the world join with the Birmingham Public Library to read King’s powerful defense of civil rights activism.
Indigenous oral cultures use call and response to ensure that information is transmitted from generation to generation. Teachers should include this technique in their culturally responsive toolkit. Read why it works.
Teaching Tolerance named 63 schools across the nation as Mix It Up Model Schools today for their exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among their students and throughout campus during the 2012-13 school year.
Inspired by a TED Talk, a teacher mobilizes his entire school community to plant an urban garden.