Read about dating abuse and the many ways teachers can help students avoid—or get out of—destructive relationships. Also, look for articles on creating healthy sports rivalries, encouraging young activists and dispelling stereotypes about low-income students. Download the PDF version here.
Laura Sofen’s inner angry teenager guides her each day as a teacher.
Teacher-librarian Amy Hamrick found out the hard way why it’s important to learn about students’ many cultures.
Among our Frequently Asked Questions, it is number one. Whether we’re on the road or here in Montgomery, the Teaching Tolerance staff can count on responding to it at least once a week. It comes during face-to-face conversations, via email, on Facebook, in letters and even—occasionally—in a phone call. “You should change your name,” we’re told. “Tolerance isn’t enough.”
Story Corner - Natalie gains a new friend that she almost missed out on.
"The highest result of education is tolerance." -Helen Keller
The Teaching Tolerance staff reviews the latest in culturally aware literature and resources, offering the best picks for professional development and teachers of all grades.
Q: What can we tell parents who object to California’s new law on gay history in textbooks?
Almost one-third of teen relationships involve abuse. Help students learn to avoid—or break free from—unhealthy entanglements.
Sports rivalries can energize school spirit. But keeping events respectful takes a dynamic blend of foresight, leadership and buy-in from the community.
Why did religious pluralism flourish in the United States? Because George Washington and other Founders worked hard to nurture it. Facing History and Ourselves offers lessons that can guide students through key documents that illustrate the freedom our Founders envisioned.
As the number of obese and overweight children grows, so does size bias.
Young people make great political activists. How can you get them involved in fighting for issues that matter?
Spanish classes are the perfect place to help students develop cultural competence.
‘Low-income’ should not mean low expectations.
Schools in Maryland and Connecticut are rethinking suspension policies and practices. They are finding that promoting positive behavior choices rather than punishing the negative is leading to higher graduation rates, especially among students of color.
n. pl. Children’s dictionaries have the power to shape how kids see the world. Be sure yours promotes tolerance.
LGBT educators enjoy more openness and acceptance than ever before. But their gains have been fragile and uneven. And many still feel it’s safest to teach from the closet.
Meet five educators chosen for the first-ever Teaching Tolerance awards
By tracing the footsteps of those who fought for civil rights, you may begin to think about how you can use your own voice to make positive changes.