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Helping Students Build a World Without Hate

Trevor Barton - May 24, 2013

An Anti-Defamation League video inspires this teacher to help his students imagine—and build—a world in which everyone thrives. 

'Persepolis' in the Classroom Led to Understanding

Ashley Lauren Samsa - May 23, 2013

Persepolis helped make the case for open discussion and books reflecting a variety of cultures. 

Social Emotional Learning Should Be Seamless

Sara Wicht - May 22, 2013

Social and emotional learning can boost academic performance and reduce instances of bullying and should be part of every lesson plan.

Challenge Self-Segregation with Mix It Up

Lisa Ann Williamson - May 21, 2013

Research says that students in larger schools tend to self-segregate. Educators can help create a sense of community with Mix It Up at Lunch Day.  

What’s Your Plan for Managing Difference?

Zaretta Hammond - May 17, 2013

Need tips for managing the dynamics of a multicultural, multiracial class? Here are four ideas to help you put a plan in place. 

The Double Standard of Coming Out

Jill E. Thomas - May 16, 2013

In sports, machismo and closeted sexuality prevail. And players courageous enough to talk about their sexual orientation are, sadly, not on equal footing. 

Connect with Each Student’s Humanity

Jim Hiller - May 16, 2013

When dealing with a student whose behavior is a challenge, first ask yourself if you have a relationship with the student. When you build a relationship, you’ll notice a huge difference in behavior.

The Debut of Summer 'Teaching Tolerance'

Teaching Tolerance Staff - May 15, 2013

The summer digital issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine is live now. Subscribe to download to your iPad or read online.

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