Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 41, Spring 2012


Possession Obsession

Read about dating abuse and the many ways teachers can help students avoid—or get out of—destructive relationships. The Spring issue also offers articles on creating healthy sports rivalries, encouraging young activists and dispelling stereotypes about low-income students.

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Out of Bounds

Sports rivalries can energize school spirit. But keeping events respectful takes a dynamic blend of foresight, leadership and buy-in from the community.

Civil Rights Road Trip

By tracing the footsteps of those who fought for civil rights, you may begin to think about how you can use your own voice to make positive changes.

From Awareness to Action

Young people make great political activists. How can you get them involved in fighting for issues that matter?

Suspending Hope

Schools in Maryland and Connecticut are rethinking suspension policies and practices.

Class Outing

Many teachers still feel it’s safest to teach from the closet.



What’s in a Name?

Teaching Tolerance director Maureen Costello addresses concerns over the meaning of "tolerance."
Ask Learning for Justice

Advice From the Experts

Q: What can we tell parents who object to California’s new law on gay history in textbooks?
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.
One World

Helen Keller

Download and post this inspiring quote in your classroom.
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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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