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Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 51, Fall 2015

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Cover art by Roman Muradov

Get Your Students Jazzed About Voting!

Voting rocks! So why don't more people do it? In the Fall issue of Teaching Tolerance, we invite you to ponder this question and to re-examine what, how and why you teach.

Should you teach controversial subjects? This issue covers touchy topics surrounding religion and helps you bring them into your classroom. How do the book you choose influence students? This issue helps educators see the value of culturally-responsive literacy practices. Why do you return to the classroom each day? This issue highlights the struggles teachers face in promoting equity, while the cover story reminds readers of the ultimate reason we endure those struggles: educating and empowering students to become citizens of a diverse democracy.

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Features

Book Smarts

Diversify your library with DIY publishing.
Alice Pettway
Illustration by Daniel Downey

Extreme Prejudice

The “whys” and “hows” of teaching about religious radicalism.
Marisa Fasciano
Illustration by Dongyun Lee

Excerpt: Getting Real About Race

Richard Milner explains why ignoring race equals ignoring the identities of students—including white students.
H. Richard Milner IV
Illustration by Shannon May

Religion versus Equality?

The tension between religious refusal laws and LGBT rights poses a classic social studies dilemma.
Maya Lindberg
Illustration by Timothy Goodman and Victoria Black

Healing From Moral Injury

Your administration made a choice you can’t live with. What now?
Lauren Porosoff
Illustration by Justine Beckett

Departments

Letters to the Editor

You Spoke, We Listened

The Spring and Summer issues of Teaching Tolerance sparked tremendous response—from a critique of our latest cover story to praise for the art that enlivens our pages.
Ask Teaching Tolerance

Advice From the Experts

Illustration by Keith Negley Q: Our 12-year-old son is taking a class on race. While we have always talked openly about inequalities and white privilege, the class is hitting home quite hard. His comment is, “I’m only 12
PD Café

Burnout Blues

Burning brightly or burning out? Maintain your pep and bypass burnout with these tips.
Illustration by Ben Voldman
Staff Picks

What We're Reading

Teaching Tolerance loves to read! Check out a few of our favorite diverse books for diverse readers and educators.
Staff Picks

What We're Watching

Frontline/PBS still image from Growing Up Trans White People White People , part of MTV’s “Look Different” anti-bias campaign, examines how young white people in the United States understand their racial identity. With P
Story Corner

A Painter Named Kennedy

Meet Kennedy, of Mombasa, Kenya. His wheelchair doesn’t stop him from making the world a more beautiful place.
Jerry McGill
One World

Ruby Dee

Download and post this inspiring quote in your classroom.