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Religious Holidays

If you want to include religious holidays as part of classroom inquiry, it is important to plan for them. Keep the following guidelines in mind.
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The December Dilemma

The diverse holidays of the world present great teachable moments. Teaching Tolerance and Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding have teamed up to help teachers capitalize on these moments while recognizing and addressing the complexity of the so-called “December Dilemma.”
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Maintain Neutrality

Learn how schools can teach religious tolerance -- and stay within constitutional bounds.
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School Climate
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Culture in the Classroom

Educators today hear a lot about gaps in education – achievement gaps, funding gaps, school-readiness gaps. Still, there's another gap that often goes unexamined: the cultural gap between students and teachers.
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Classroom Culture
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What's a Teacher to Do?

Here are five things you can do to make your classroom respectful and culturally sensitive.
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Classroom Culture
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Mutual Learning Through Conversation

Certain encounters help young students develop values and virtues that open spaces in their minds and hearts so they can see the world and its people in broader terms.
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Instruction
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Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education: Family and Community Engagement

Develop strategies to tap into family and community wisdom; develop strategies to tap into local resources; develop strategies to increase connections among families; identify community issues that impact classroom culture; and identify methods of culturally sensitive communication.
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Family & Community Engagement