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The Zero Effect

Chad Donohue - July 24, 2014

As teachers, it is our job to set kids up to succeed, not to fail. Changing some of our grading practices is a good place to start.

Talking Circles: For Restorative Justice and Beyond

Amy Vatne Bintliff - July 22, 2014

A TT awardee discusses how Talking Circles empower her middle school students.

A Humanitarian Crisis: Unaccompanied Children

Maya Lindberg - July 21, 2014

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children have fled to the United States. What does this mean for communities, including schools, across the country?

The Place for Activism in English Class

Lauren Porosoff - July 18, 2014

Using activist memoirs can help students understand how people effected change in the past—and how young people can effect change now.

Dystopian Young-Adult Literature in the Classroom

Two TT bloggers share their tips on using dystopian young-adult fiction to engage students in discussions about tough topics.  

Create Safety by Modeling Vulnerability

Amanda Blaine - July 15, 2014

This teacher’s choice to be vulnerable with her students transformed the learning experience.

Meet the 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award Winners!

Teaching Tolerance Staff - July 14, 2014

Teaching Tolerance is pleased to introduce the winners of the 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching.

“You Guys”?

Dr. Neal A. Lester - July 9, 2014

In a world where words matter, why is there little to no real critical conversation about the mixed-gendered use of “you guys”? 

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