Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 44, Summer 2013


When Bad Things Happen

When violence erupts in a community, schools have an important role to play in helping children navigate the aftermath. The cover story of the Summer 2013 issue examines how teachers and schools can support their students when they encounter such violence—up close or from a distance.

Helping children navigate a diverse world is also important, as this issue reveals in articles about students who do not fit the gender binary, students in foster care, Asian-American students and LGBT teachers.

This issue advocates for a peaceful classroom environment, and prepares schools to support students when the harsh realities of the world cannot be avoided.

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Uncommon Ground

An Ohio school district with a high percentage of Amish students learns the value of respect and compromise.

Fostering Allies

Students in foster care face constant transition. Educators can provide support and stability.

The Gender Spectrum

Move beyond the pink/blue binary to support students who don’t conform to narrow gender norms.

Just Science

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

How will you Mix It Up in 2013?

Last year thousands of schools participated in Mix It Up at Lunch Day—and this year is going to be even better. Start planning now to make your Mix It Up even the best it can be.

Out at Last

School policies that protect LGBT educators pave the way for more honest teacher-student relationships.

Set in Stone

How do monuments that venerate individuals who promoted hate and bigotry affect our efforts to create a more tolerant society?


Staff Picks

What We’re Reading

The latest in culturally aware literature and resources for teachers of all grades.
Story Corner

Michael’s Diary

All Michael really wants for his birthday is to be himself.
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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