Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 44, Summer 2013

Cover art by Michael Morgenstern

When Bad Things Happen

When violence erupts in a community, schools have an important role to play in helping children navigate the aftermath. The cover story of the Summer 2013 issue examines how teachers and schools can support their students when they encounter such violence—up close or from a distance.

Helping children navigate a diverse world is also important, as this issue reveals in articles about students who do not fit the gender binary, students in foster care, Asian-American students and LGBT teachers.

This issue advocates for a peaceful classroom environment, and prepares schools to support students when the harsh realities of the world cannot be avoided.

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I Am Asian American

Uncover the true diversity beneath the Asian American label.
Andrea Bittle
Illustration by James Yang

Uncommon Ground

An Ohio school district with a high percentage of Amish students learns the value of respect and compromise.
Mary Ann Lieser
Illustration by Ryan Hartley

Fostering Allies

Students in foster care face constant transition. Educators can provide support and stability.
Lisa Ann Williamson
Illustration by Anna & Elena Balbusso

The Gender Spectrum

Move beyond the pink/blue binary to support students who don’t conform to narrow gender norms.
Carrie Kilman
Illustration by Olaf Hajek

Just Science

Bring social justice into the science lab. It’s easier than you think.
Darlene Koenig
Illustration by Ellen Weinstein

How will you Mix It Up in 2013?

Last year thousands of schools participated in Mix It Up at Lunch Day—and this year is going to be even better. Start planning now to make your Mix It Up even the best it can be.
Teaching Tolerance Staff
Photography by Roark Johnson

Out at Last

School policies that protect LGBT educators pave the way for more honest teacher-student relationships.
Edna Brown
Illustration by Nate Williams

Set in Stone

How do monuments that venerate individuals who promoted hate and bigotry affect our efforts to create a more tolerant society?
Brian Willoughby



A Message From Our Director

Maureen Costello This issue marks some firsts: It is the first summer edition of Teaching Tolerance magazine. It’s the first time we’ve published more than two issues annually since the magazine began in 1992. And it’s t
Maureen Costello
Staff Picks

What We’re Reading

The latest in culturally aware literature and resources for teachers of all grades.
Story Corner

Michael’s Diary

All Michael really wants for his birthday is to be himself.
Tamera Bryant