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

Resist Telling a Simple Story

Helen Angell - April 24, 2014

Telling only one story of civil rights marginalizes the voices we ignore. It also prevent us from doing exactly what the story of civil rights is supposed to teach us to do―fight for justice in our own communities as those before us did.

Teachers Supporting Teachers

Allison Ricket - April 23, 2014

This teacher offers suggestions for how to better support our colleagues and create a more just and welcoming environment across the entire school.

The N-Word: Connected Through Historical Disconnect?

Dr. Neal A. Lester - April 21, 2014

Dr. Neal Lester talks about meeting folks across the country who want thoughtful, informed and critical conversation about the troublesome n-word.

Using Orphan Train to Teach History and Tolerance

Liz Clift - April 17, 2014

A new book, Orphan Train, is ripe with opportunities for discussion, research and developing the complex thinking necessary to draw historical parallels.

Let's Talk About "Bossy"

Monita K. Bell - April 14, 2014

At TT we’re always keeping our ears to the ground for innovative programs designed to empower students. Our writer explores two campaigns challenging the implications of the word “bossy.”

The Way I Speak About Youth Matters

Liz Clift - April 11, 2014

Speaking respectfully about at-risk youth is one more way this teacher works to change the negative stereotypes surrounding them.

Imagining Equity Literacy

Paul C. Gorski - April 10, 2014

Equity literacy moves us beyond cultural competency, allowing educators to create and sustain equitable and just learning environments for all families and students.

TT Recognizes 77 Mix It Up Model Schools!

Teaching Tolerance Staff - April 8, 2014

Flash mobs, super heroes and sticky note wars: Those are some of the fun activities planned by a few of the 77 Mix It Up Model Schools that Teaching Tolerance named today. Model Schools went above and beyond the annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day to promote inclusion, empathy and acceptance in their school communities throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.

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