Welcome to the Teaching Tolerance blog, a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support.
In the world of alternative facts, media literacy is becoming an increasingly essential component for raising critical thinkers in the classroom. A recent movie promotional campaign highlights this need and offers a great teachable moment.
Seeking to push fellow teachers’ thinking around social justice issues, this teacher and her colleague started a book study group. Here’s how they did it.
A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.
Teachers, principals and school districts nationwide are grappling with how to respond to the increase in deportations and heightened fears of students and families.
From now on, when we talk about women’s history, the Women’s March should be part of those lessons. Here’s why.
This week’s statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on historically black colleges and universities is a prime example of whitewashing U.S. history. Classroom teachers for grades 6-12, however, can use this moment as a teaching opportunity.
How do your students learn how to know? And what does your teaching look like in the face of a devaluing of shared truth, deepening political polarization and the mainstreaming of intolerance?