Rethinking Schools - The Magazine
This quarterly educational magazine is a must-read for everyone involved in education. Crammed with innovative teaching ideas, valuable resources, and analyses of important issues and organizing, Rethinking Schools is a priceless source for educators who want to enlist students in thinking deeply and critically about the world today.
BOOKS by RETHINKING SCHOOLS
Rethinking Mathematics — New 2nd Edition!
This unique collection of more than 50 articles shows teachers how to weave social-justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social-justice math into other curricular areas as well.
Pencils Down: Rethinking High Stakes Testing and Accountability in Public Schools — New!
This powerful collection takes high stakes standardized tests to task.
Rethinking Popular Culture and Media
This provocative collection of articles examines how and what popular toys, books, films, music, and other media “teach."
Teaching for Joy and Justice
Veteran language arts teacher Linda Christensen demonstrates how she draws on students’ lives and the world to teach poetry, essay, narrative, and critical literacy skills.
Linda Christensen Book Set — Save 25%!
Buy the set of Linda Christensen’s books, her new Teaching for Joy and Justice and her best-selling Reading, Writing, and Rising Up.
Reading, Writing, and Rising Up:
Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word
This practical, inspirational book offers essays, lesson plans, and a remarkable collection of student writing, all rooted in an unwavering focus on language arts teaching for justice.
A People's History For The Classroom
Helps teachers introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of U.S. history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.
Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World
“A treasury of ideas and information,” according to historian Howard Zinn. Includes role plays, interviews, poetry, stories, background readings, hands-on teaching tools, and much more.
Over 80 essays, poems, historical vignettes, and lesson plans re-evaluate the legacy of Columbus. Packed with useful teaching ideas for kindergarten through college.
Unlearning "Indian" Stereotypes DVD
The DVD Unlearning "Indian" Stereotypesteaches about racial stereotypes and provides an introduction to Native American history through the eyes of children.
The Line Between Us
The Line Between Usexplores the history of U.S.-Mexican relations and the roots of Mexican immigration, all in the context of the global economy. And it shows how teachers can help students understand the immigrant experience and the drama of border life.
Keeping the Promise?
The Debate Over Charter Schools —
This wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection of essays examines the charter school movement’s founding visions, on-the-ground realities, and untapped potential.
Selling Out Our Schools:
Vouchers, Markets, And The Future Of Public Education
An examination of school "vouchers" and attempts to privatize our school system.
Teaching About the Wars — New!
As the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have morphed into endless war in the Middle East, this collection provides lessons and perspectives for serious classroom study and discussion of the issues involved.
Rethinking Elementary Education — New!
Offering practical insights for integrating the teaching of content with a social justice lens, seeking wisdom from students and their families, and navigating stifling tests and mandates.
The New Teacher Book — 2nd Edition
This expanded collection of writings and reflections offers practical guidance on how to navigate the school system and connect in meaningful ways with students and families from all cultures and backgrounds.
Rethinking Multicultural Education
Rethinking Multicultural Education moves beyond a simplistic focus on heroes and holidays to demonstrate a powerful vision of anti-racist, social justice education.
Rethinking Early Childhood Education
Inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. This anthology shows how educators can nurture empathy, an ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children.
Rethinking Our Classrooms
Teaching for Equity and Justice -Volume 1
This revised and expanded edition includes creative teaching ideas, reproducible handouts and lesson plans that promote values of community, justice, and equality.
Rethinking Our Classrooms: Two-Volume Set. Save 15%!
Buy the combined set of Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 1 & 2 and save 15%! Packed with useful teaching ideas for kindergarten through college.
Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2
This companion volume to the best-selling"Rethinking Our Classrooms" offers teachers hands-on ways to promote values of community, justice, and equality — while building students' academic skills.
Open Minds to Equality
Open Minds to Equalityis an educator's sourcebook of activities to help students understand and change inequalities based on race, gender, class, age, language, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and religion.
Rethinking School Reform
Drawing on some of the best writing from the quarterly journal Rethinking Schools, this collection offers a primer on a broad range of pressing issues, including school vouchers and funding, multiculturalism, standards and testing, teacher unions, bilingual education, and federal education policy.
Transforming Teacher Unions
How a new vision of teacher unions can support public education, teacher rights and improved student achievement.
Funding for Justice
A practical guide to the critical but complicated issues of school finance, and why all schools need adequate and equitable funding.
Classroom Crusades covers the religious right’s efforts to stamp their own brand of politics and religion upon our country’s schools.
Power in Our Hands
This innovative curriculum enables students to learn about important labor struggles in U.S. history through role play, simulation, imaginative writing, and historical detective work.
Planning to Change the World — New Edition!
A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers
Planning to Change the World is a plan book for educators who believe their students can and will change the world. It is designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into concrete classroom activities.