Professional Development

Looking for inspiration and support? Teaching Tolerance provides educational materials—from articles that make you think to presentations you can share. These resources are designed to help teachers improve their practice and turn K-12 schools into strong communities that welcome diversity, giving all students an opportunity to learn.

Highlights

Teaching 'The New Jim Crow'

Teaching Tolerance has teamed up with Michelle Alexander—author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness—to offer educators two FREE webinars exploring mass incarceration in the United States and how to teach...

Ten Steps to Implementing a Teacher Team Initiative at Your School

Use professional learning teams in which small groups of teachers meet regularly during the school day to focus on student needs and solutions.

Teaching Tolerance’s Anti-bias Framework

The Anti-bias Framework (ABF) is a set of 20 anchor standards and 80 grade-level outcomes organized into four domains—Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action—that reflect the desired impact of successful anti-bias and multicultural education on...

American Promise

American Promise, directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, explores black male achievement and shines a light on the importance of parents, educators and community in the success of our young black men.

2012 Teaching Tolerance Award Winners

Every year, Teaching Tolerance hears from teachers who are going the extra mile to support students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. These teachers deserve to be recognized—which is why we created the Teaching Tolerance Award...

Teacher Perception Tool

Background, life experiences, personal biases and cultural stereotypes can influence how we perceive others. The Teacher Perception Tool encourages teachers to examine their own perceptions.

School Climate

A positive school climate promotes student learning and development. A school community where everyone feels safe, respected and engaged prepares children for life in a diverse and democratic society.

Classroom Strategies

Effective teachers need an arsenal of strategies for instruction and classroom management. Use the simple tools and approaches below to create a more inclusive environment that promotes student learning

Reflective Teaching

Self-reflection is crucial to both teaching and learning. These self-directed activities and readings will help you explore, refine and improve your classroom methods.