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Caring for Plants and Animals Fosters Empathy

Dr. Ruth A. Wilson - December 23, 2014

Empathy and caring need to be nurtured through direct involvement in meaningful activities. Involving children in the care of plants and animals is an excellent way to do this.

Showing Students and Families You Care

Teaching Tolerance Staff - December 22, 2014

In the event of a tragedy, teachers can make powerful connections with students and families by showing they care.

What We’re Reading This Week: December 19

Teaching Tolerance Staff - December 19, 2014

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

Eyes Wide Open

Peter J. Elliott - December 18, 2014

This teacher reminds fellow educators to pay attention to when their students may be in need.

Working for the Common Good

Dr. Ruth A. Wilson - December 17, 2014

One way to encourage young people to be concerned about the common good is to teach them about “the commons.”

Missteps in Civic Engagement

Jill Silos-Rooney - December 16, 2014

This educator reflects on the importance of identifying missteps in civic engagement projects. 

What We’re Reading This Week: December 12

Teaching Tolerance Staff - December 12, 2014

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

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Teaching Tolerance Staff - December 11, 2014

This middle school teacher empowered his students to lift their voices in discussions about Ferguson and Eric Garner—by assigning them to tweet.

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