Elizabeth
Kleinrock


Liz Kleinrock (she/her) is an anti-bias and anti-racist educator of both children and adults, and creates curriculum for K-12 students, specializing in designing inquiry-based units of study. In addition to her work as a classroom teacher, Liz works with schools and companies to facilitate learning for adults that supports anti-bias and anti-racist practices. In 2018, she received the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2019 delivered her TED Talk, “How to Teach Kids to Talk About Taboo Topics.” In the spring of 2021, Liz released her first book, Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community, with Heinemann Publishing. She currently resides in Washington, D.C., with her partner and two bunnies. 

Articles by Elizabeth

Students Say Teach the Truth

An LFJ award winner centers her students’ perspectives in the current conversation about racism, social justice education and the need for an inclusive national narrative.

After Atlanta: Teaching About Asian American Identity and History

One LFJ award winner shares the conversation she started with students the day after the attacks in Atlanta and recommends resources anyone can use to teach about Asian American history and identity.

Min Jee’s Lunch

When a classmate says Min Jee’s Korean lunch is “how everyone got sick,” will her friends speak up?

Anti-Racist Work in Schools: Are You in it for the Long Haul?

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, educators and schools across the nation are planning anti-racist work. How will you ensure your school isn’t just going through the motions?

How Inclusive Is Your Teaching About the Environment?

How are you aligning the way you teach about the environment with the rest of your work as a social justice educator?
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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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