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What We’re Reading This Week: February 13

Teaching Tolerance Staff - February 13, 2015

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

Diverse Books in the Spotlight

Maya Lindberg - February 13, 2015

The movement around diverse books is gaining momentum.

What Change Looks Like: Notes From Ferguson

Amanda Blaine - February 11, 2015

This educator wants young people to know that a small group of organized, passionate and hardworking people is behind a national movement.

“That’s So Gay”: From a Teacher’s Perspective

Ginger Aaron-Brush - February 10, 2015

When this teacher, then a closeted lesbian, heard her students using the word gay negatively, she had to choose between playing it safe and genuinely fostering an inclusive classroom culture.

Diverse Beliefs in Homogenous Classrooms?

Sara Wicht - February 9, 2015

Here are some suggestions for teaching about diverse beliefs—religious and nonreligious—in classrooms where that type of diversity might not be present.

What We’re Reading This Week: February 6

Teaching Tolerance Staff - February 6, 2015

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

Reflecting on the "American Dream"

Dr. Ruth A. Wilson - February 5, 2015

What do we mean by the “American Dream”? This educator has some ideas for meaningfully engaging students with this topic.

Trivia and Civil Rights History

Liz Clift - February 4, 2015

An after-school teacher uses trivia to get her elementary students thinking about the world around them—including civil rights history.

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