Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 55, Spring 2017


Teacher Strong

Looking back on a year of unique and sometimes disheartening challenges, the Spring issue of Teaching Tolerance offers a reminder: We work in education for a reason.
See promise in the innocent wisdom offered to the new president as part of our #StudentsSpeak campaign. Join a veteran educator’s “revolution of hope.” Learn how to empower Muslim students, immigrants and refugee children.
Like the flourishing garden on the issue’s cover, these stories can grow hope and resolve in times when friendship, kindness and justice may be struggling to take root.

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This Latina civic empowerment program seeks to “take stories of adversity and flip them into stories of glory.”

Mariposas en Español

El programa de Mariposas busca “tomar historias de adversidad y convertirlas en historias de éxito.”

Students Speak

Dear President Trump: America’s students have some advice for you.


A social justice educator comes to terms with his not-so-hidden biases.

Dear Future Leader

Encourage the change agents in your classroom with this letter of support.



A Message From Our Director

Teaching Tolerance director Maureen Costello says that none of us can afford to look away from fear or harassment happening in our schools.
Letters to the Editor

You Spoke, We Listened

The Fall issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine and our 2016 election resources sparked a lot of reactions from readers, from a critique of our advice to appreciation for our cover art.
Ask Learning for Justice

Advice From the Experts

TT answers your tough questions! This time, how to talk about Black Lives Matter in your classroom and how to protect LGBT students.
Down the Hall

An Ambassador for Libraries

Librarian Amy Trulock shows her visitors that, even in a closed facility, their library can be a positive, affirming space.
PD Café

ELL 101

How much do you know about the rights of English language learners?
Staff Picks

What We're Reading

Our book reviews can help you keep your practice fresh and informed.
Staff Picks

What We're Watching

Dim the lights and get ready to learn with these TT-approved films!
Story Corner

The First 100 Days

Students struggle to find a way forward after their classroom’s election.
One World

Harvey Milk

Download and post this inspiring quote in your classroom.
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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