Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 52, Spring 2016


Let's Talk Tech!

The Spring 2016 issue has something for every K–12 educator, whether you work in a classroom, office, library or in the community.

Are you a history buff? Don’t miss our stories on the history of public and private school attendance patterns. Passionate about equity? The cover story offers steps for becoming an “equity designer” when it comes to using technology in the classroom. Do you work with elementary-age children? Learn how a Buddy Bench can encourage empathy and how explicitly teaching compassion can improve students’ academic achievement.

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Begin Within

Prepare yourself to discuss race, racism and other difficult topics with students.

Questioning Payne

She’s popular, but is she right? TT examines Dr. Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty.

“Own Your Voice”

Journalist and educator Maria Hinojosa has a lot to say about how to elevate student voices.

Cracking the Code

Why are there so few girls in computer science? And how can we change that?

The Ripple Effect

Meet the people behind YCteen, a youth-written magazine inspiring educators throughout New York City.

Empathy for the 'A'

Teaching students to care isn’t just good for classroom culture—it’s good for learning.


Letters to the Editor

You Spoke, We Listened

Our recent film, PD guide and magazine issues inspired an unprecedented amount of dialogue with readers.
Ask Learning for Justice

Advice From the Experts

TT answers your tough questions. This time, we talk “hidden curriculum” and responsive school discipline.
PD Café

Responding to Trauma in Your Classroom

Trauma can have significant and lasting effects on students. This PD Café will help you learn how to recognize the signs of trauma, better understand the causes of trauma, and take steps to establish social and emotional safety in your classroom.
Staff Picks

What We're Reading

Teaching Tolerance loves to read! Check out a few of our favorite diverse books for diverse readers and educators.
Staff Picks

What We're Watching

Dim the lights and get ready to learn with these TT-approved films!
One World

Robby Novak

Download and post this inspiring quote in your classroom.