Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 48, Fall 2014


Lunch Lines

This issue of Teaching Tolerance shines a light on forces that hold students back—but often go unseen or unacknowledged.

Read about the trauma of teacher-on-student bullying, the damage caused when students are funneled into low-quality online programs, and the stigma of lunchroom practices that spotlight low-income students.

Each page of our Fall 2014 issue helps educators act on their good intentions and take steps to make schools a place where students are elevated, not belittled or shoved aside.

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Check It Out!

Want help boosting cultural responsiveness at your school? Ask your librarian!

Meet the Family

Implement a successful home-visit program! Our experts tell you how.

Abuse of Power

Most bullying prevention is aimed at students. 
What happens when adults are the aggressors?

"We Spoke The Right Things"

A 6-year-old saw something no one else did. Her response taught the community about fairness—and the power of children’s voices.


Letters to the Editor

You Spoke, We Listened

Reader Exchange “Tongue-Tied” prompted conversation on the Web. Thanks for the article. As far as using words, words have power. I prefer to state the following, “person who was enslaved,” as that puts the person first,
Why I Teach

Tiny Differences

Lauren Allgood, a gifted and talented teacher in Nashville, Tennessee, may have only one year with her students, but it's enough time to let them know they matter.
PD Café

Ed Café

Illustration by Mike Ellis Facilities Matter Education is an equal right, but not all schools are equal. Lots of factors contribute to disparities in school facilities, including: Inequitable distribution of state and lo
Staff Picks

What We’re Watching

From full-length features to 10-minute shorts, these films caught our attention—and deserve yours.
Staff Picks

What We’re Reading

Teaching Tolerance staff review the latest in culturally aware literature and resources, offering the best picks for professional development and teachers of all grades.
One World

Malala Yousafzai

Download and post this inspiring quote in your classroom.