Welcome to the Teaching Tolerance blog, a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support.
The same stereotypes that hurt and limit girls can also hurt boys and any student who does not adhere to binary gender norms.
Few of us really want to remember what we looked like in middle school, but nobody wants to remember what it felt like to be the kid who had nothing to sign on the last day of class.
It’s never too late to become who we want to be in the classroom.
Unpacking the word “sissy” helped this teacher build awareness of stereotypes while creating safety for all students.
Educators can’t display religious symbols in public schools, but that does not mean religious symbols can never appear in the classroom. So when is it OK?
Maya Angelou was an activist up until the very end of her life: visible, accessible, present to the people to whom her work and her message of hope meant the most.
This summer’s Youth Congress is nothing new. What is new is how we will attempt to bring so many groups and individuals together and use the power of our voices and our feet to force the boiling pot to rumble with a collaborative spirit.