Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 47, Summer 2014

Illustration by Sean McCabe

Lights, Camera, Social Action!

Get inspired to get your students inspired! The Summer 2014 issue shows that students are never too young to understand social justice or to harness their capacity to make change—in their schools, communities and the world. From a profile of a first-grade class advocating for people with differing abilities to a feature about students leading restorative justice initiatives, the stories in this issue show the good that can happen when students are given opportunities to use their power and take charge. The cover story even includes step-by-step directions for teaching students to make their own documentaries!

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Beautiful Differences

Think your students are too young to discuss differing abilities? Think again.
Joe Hansen
Illustration by Jon Reinfurt


Nine visionaries who changed the way we think about education
Lisa Ann Williamson

Playing to Learn

Play isn’t just for recess—it’s integral to the way children learn.
Monita K. Bell

Take It Outside

Nature learning is formative in early childhood, and it can happen in even the most urban settings.
Dr. Ruth Wilson
Illustration by Gaby D'Alessandro

Raising Inequity

Fundraising has become standard for most schools—but an education system that relies on private donations will never be equitable.
Maggie Messitt
Illustration by Roman Muradov

Restoring Justice

Restorative disciplinary practices look to students to help make schools safer.
Jill Davidson


PD Café

Ed Café

Practices that honor student identities, build intergroup awareness and support diverse learning styles.
Staff Picks

What We’re Reading

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.
Staff Picks

What We’re Watching

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

Tehyi Hsieh

Download and post this inspiring quote in your classroom.