Welcome to the Teaching Tolerance blog, a place where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support.
Rhonda Thomason - October 31, 2012
“Privilege is choosing what we do not see” -Dorothy Soelles These words speak to my ongoing journey out of homophobia—a journey that began over a decade ago in Mississippi.
Sarah Sansbury - October 31, 2012
I love Halloween. It’s not because I’m a fan of horror movies or haunted houses. Spooking up my house with wispy ghosts swinging from tree branches, fake spider webs and creepy tombstones is not the appeal.
- October 31, 2012
The Kyrene school district is one of the top performing districts in Arizona. We serve approximately 18,000 students in 19 elementary and six middle schools. The student population is quite diverse in background and academic needs.
Teaching Tolerance Staff - October 30, 2012
That’s what Lynn English High School’s Ginny Keenan told us after she hosted her school’s annual Mix It Up at Lunch Dinner last week.
Teaching Tolerance Staff - October 26, 2012
Mix It Up day is four days away. Take a moment to catch your breath. And register online, if you haven’t already.
Sara Schmidt - October 26, 2012
I love teaching in a co-op with other homeschoolers and former public educators. We are an incredibly diverse group—racially, ability-wise and religiously. We also incorporate diversity in our guest speakers and field trips. The first day of school this year, we were chanting and doing art projects with Tibetan monks. So how do we make Mix It Up at Lunch Day unique with this gorgeous hodgepodge of people that is already used to joining together?
Sara Schmidt - October 25, 2012
As a high school sophomore, I loved debate. My coach was a quirky, intelligent man whom I greatly admired. I learned a lot from him. It bothered me, however, that he didn’t seem to respect me because of my choices.
Sarah Anderson - October 25, 2012
I have always considered myself a thoughtful and considerate teacher. I try to understand where my students are coming from. I want my students to feel safe and respected. Last year, one of my students taught me how even the best intentions can miss the mark.