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4-Year-Olds Discuss Love and Marriage
By A.J. Jennings
An early childhood educator shows how far-ranging discussions can open children’s eyes to a broader understanding of relationships, including same-sex marriage and not getting married at all.
Los niños y las niñas de 4 años hablan sobre el amor y el matrimonio
Por A.J. Jennings | Traducido por Nicholas Yurchenco
Una maestra de preescolar demuestra cómo una variedad de conversaciones pueden ampliar el conocimiento de los niños sobre las relaciones interpersonales, incluyendo los matrimonios del mismo sexo y las parejas que no se casan.
Baby Steps Toward Restorative Justice
By Linea King
A middle school teacher tries to implement restorative practices in her classroom. It’s harder than she thought.
Collaborating to Capture Community Resilience
By Stephanie Cariaga, Jerica Coffey
Teachers form an inquiry-based study group to support each other as they look for ways to build on the resilience of their students.
Storytelling as Resistance
By Jerica Coffey
After a critical look at how their community is described by others, high school students interview and tell the true stories of people in their Watts, Los Angeles, neighborhood.
Research as Healing
By Stephanie Cariaga
As 9th graders focus persuasive letters on community issues, their teacher realizes she must be open about her own pain to empower students to be open about theirs.
Can We Rescue the Common Core Standards from the Testing Machine?
By Peter Greene
Would the Common Core be OK if it weren’t for the tests? An activist/blogger says no.
Learning About Inequality
A poem for two voicesBy Linda Christensen
A master English teacher uses dialogue poems to develop empathy and connect history to literature.
Climate Change and School in a Yup’ik Fishing Village
By Jill Howdyshell
In a small village in southwestern Alaska, climate change is a current reality, not a distant fear. But it’s not in the curriculum or discussed at school.
Blood on the Tracks
Why are there so few Black students in our science classes?By Amy Lindahl
Science teachers at a Portland, Oregon, high school ask how they can make their science classes more welcoming to Black students.
Colonizing Wild Tongues
By Camila Arze Torres Goitia
A teacher vividly describes her own experience of English-only schooling.
- Teaching as Defiance By the editors of Rethinking Schools
Seattle Students Vote with Their Feet
Poets Start Young
Schoolchildren Targeted in Baltimore
Global Teacher Unions Protest at Pearson Meeting
Teacher Fired for Get-Well Letters to Mumia Abu-Jamal
- Our picks for books, videos, websites, and other social justice education resources.
- Thinking and Playing Under Pressure By Herb Kohl
Rethinking Bilingual Education is an exciting new collection of articles about bringing students’ home languages into our classrooms.
For almost two decades, teachers have looked to Reading, Writing, and Rising Up as a trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms.
Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically a teacher’s hardest.