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

But Slower…

Jim Hiller - March 21, 2014

Kids who don’t “get it” may need a new approach, not slower teaching.

Meet the Finalists!

Teaching Tolerance Staff - March 20, 2014

Learn more about the 10 teachers in the running for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Activists We’ve Been Waiting For

Jed Oppenheim - March 19, 2014

This summer’s 50th anniversary celebration of Freedom Summer is not just an opportunity for nostalgia. We still have a lot of work to do.

The Central Struggle of Our Time

John Adams - March 17, 2014

Bayard Rustin’s participation in the civil rights movement enshrined his place in the history of the 20th century, and his life’s work has become newly relevant during a time when LGBT rights are at the forefront of the American conscience.

'Unkink the Hose' with Brain Breaks

Sara Wicht - March 14, 2014

March 10-14 is Brain Awareness Week. Help your students maximize their brain power by adding brain breaks to your bag of tricks.

The Mystery of the Adolescent Brain

Jason Drwal - March 13, 2014

March 10-14 is Brain Awareness Week. Take a moment to learn more about how brain awareness can actually change your students’ attitudes about their own brains—and even help them be more successful in school. 

Students Reflect on “Whitman Teaches the Movement”

Teaching Tolerance Staff - March 12, 2014

Teaching the civil rights movement is complicated—in terms of both content and the emotional reactions it evokes. In this post, four Whitman College students talk about what they observed while teaching K-12 students some painful—and inspiring—lessons from civil rights history.

Teachers Reflect on “Whitman Teaches the Movement”

Teaching Tolerance Staff - March 11, 2014

This innovative program not only teaches important civil rights content, it bridges the gap between high school and college.

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