Darlene Koenig is a freelance education writer and editor living in Plano, Texas. You can follow her at twitter.com/koenigeducation.

Articles by Darlene

Just Science

Bring social justice into the science lab. It’s easier than you think.

‘Give Bigotry No Sanction’

Facing History and Ourselves offers lessons that illustrate the freedom our Founders envisioned.

2011 Teaching Tolerance Award Winners

Teaching Tolerance recognized five outstanding educators with the first-ever Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching on Dec. 9th in Washington, D.C.

‘Mountaintop’ Helps Students Continue King’s Work

A few years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama was criticized for revealing some not-so-flattering details about her husband, Barack: He snores. His morning breath is “stinky.” He never picks up his dirty socks. To those who said this was too much information about the president of the United States, Mrs. Obama had an answer. “Barack is very much human,” she told Glamour magazine, “so let’s not deify him.” Putting somebody on a pedestal, she said, is only preparation for knocking him from it.

Bully at the Blackboard

Every adult in the building needs to act when the bully is a teacher.
A map of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi with overlaid images of key state symbols and of people in community

Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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