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Teaching Tolerance Staff - November 1, 2012
This week, schools across the nation participated in Mix It Up at Lunch Day with great success. From colored t-shirts to glow bracelets, each school made the event its own—and every school broke down social barriers and took a step toward creating a welcoming school climate.
Carrie Craven - October 31, 2012
At first the idea sounded too simple to be anything worthwhile. Have students sit with someone new at lunch? How much effect could that really have? After years of perusing and using Teaching Tolerance’s other resources, I finally felt compelled to try to Mix It Up.
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?