Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 59, Summer 2018


The Opioid Crisis

Opioid addiction doesn't just harm the user. Educators across the country are witnessing the fallout of widespread family and community addiction and desperately seeking solutions to help students caught in the fray. In "The Opioid Crisis," author Cory Collins explores how some schools are using trauma-informed interventions to offer hope to young people.

This issue also highlights expert voices on teaching about American slavery and Reconstruction, introduces a text-message hotline serving youth in crisis, and explores the challenges faced by Sikh students, who often feel both conspicuous and invisible at the same time. And be sure to download one of our all-time favorite One World posters, available in both English and Spanish and featuring the words of Frida Kahlo.

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(In)Visible Identity

Sikhs have been in the United States for more than 125 years, but our collective lack of knowledge about this religious group is leaving Sikh students vulnerable.

“We Are Our Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams”

As part of our series highlighting educator voices, we spoke to five Black teachers who teach in predominately Black or all-Black settings to ask how they approach the topic of slavery.

Integrating for Equity

Educators, activists and academics are raising the bar when it comes to achieving truly integrated schools.


Young people are increasingly turning to their phones to find support in the midst of a crisis.

Be Your Own Historian

Dr. Timothy McCarthy talks through the history of Reconstruction and why it’s more important than ever to get it right.

Access for All

With the help of a Teaching Tolerance Educator Grant, this teacher created a space where DeafBlind students could be themselves and teach the larger school community about DeafBlindness.

Digital Literacy Videos

Our short student-friendly videos make learning about digital literacy fun! Share them with students, colleagues and (of course!) on social media.



A Message From Our Director

TT Director Maureen Costello reflects on her appreciation for teachers who made the most of a tough school year.
PD Café

Catch Up on TT Webinars

Did you miss out on our live webinars this year? Take some time this summer and watch them on demand!
Staff Picks

What We're Reading

Our book reviews can help you keep your practice fresh and informed.
Story Corner

Robin Can Fly

Janelle's friend Robin is ready to un-secret something important. Is Janelle ready to listen?
One World

Frida Kahlo

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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