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What We're Reading This Week: April 10

Teaching Tolerance Staff - April 10, 2015

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

Expert Opinions—Students Speak About Bullying

Chad Donohue - April 8, 2015

When we talk about devoting so many minutes to each subject in a school day, we need to make time for students to communicate about what really matters to them.

Countering Stereotype Threat

Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas - April 7, 2015

How can educators tackle stereotypes that negatively influence classroom performance? Here are some suggestions from the director of Not In Our School.

Don’t Look Away From Garissa

Adrienne van der Valk - April 6, 2015

I don’t have an answer to the question, “How should I talk to my students about Garissa?” But I have some real fears about the dangers of not contextualizing this incident.

What We're Reading This Week: April 3

Teaching Tolerance Staff - April 3, 2015

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

Complexities of Complexion…Revisited

Nichole Berg - April 2, 2015

This educator reflects on a blog she wrote for Teaching Tolerance last year—and finds herself confronting the same misperceptions from others about her culture and worldview.

Three Tips for Current-Event Lesson Plans

Christina Torres - April 1, 2015

Do you ever struggle to create a quick lesson about a current event? This teacher offers strategies to do it well.

Teaching Tolerance Releases Appendix D: Season 2!

Emily Chiariello - March 31, 2015

Project Appendix D features a growing list of teacher-recommended diverse titles and a Pinterest Board.

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