Volume 30, No.4 - Summer 2016

Volume 30, No.4 - Summer 2016
Cover Story

The Problem with Story Problems

A teacher educator critiques the biases of story problems in math textbooks. Teachers around the country offer creative alternatives.

The Problem with Story Problems
Features

As a Teacher and a Daughter: The Impact of Islamophobia

A Canadian teacher discusses the impact of Islamophobia on students, especially those who are Muslim and/or from the Middle East.

As a Teacher and a Daughter: The Impact of Islamophobia

The Politics of the Paragraph

The tale of a high school English teacher’s journey into—and out of—formulaic writing programs as her school struggles with high-stakes exams.

The Politics of the Paragraph

“Kill the Indian, Kill the Deaf”

Teaching about the residential schools

Parallels in the oppressive history of residential schools for Native American and Deaf children help Deaf students better understand their history and culture.

“Kill the Indian, Kill the Deaf”

A Teacher’s Letter to His Future Baby

A teacher writes about his hopes for the person his child will become—and some of the dangers along the way.

A Teacher’s Letter to His Future Baby

Rethinking Identity: Afro-Mexican History

Latina/o students explore the impact of African roots on Mexican culture and history.

Rethinking Identity: Afro-Mexican History