Piste anglaise : enseigner la tolérance

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A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools

Un site internet de ressources pour les cours d’anglais et les enseignants qui veulent aborder les questions de diversité, d’altérité et de tolérance au travers du prisme anglosaxons dans une perspective de maîtrise de la langue.

School Climate

A positive school climate promotes student learning and development. A school community where everyone feels safe, respected and engaged prepares children for life in a diverse and democratic society.

Bullying Basics

When nearly one in five students is bullied each year, it’s no wonder the topic is on educators’ minds. Teachers want to make their classrooms safe, supportive learning environments. Administrators want positive school climates. Both are looking for tools to reach these goals.

Topics : Bullying How to Implement ’Speak Up At School’

Here are activities designed for educators implementing the strategies presented in Speak Up At School to create a safe school climate.

Topics : Assessing and Improving School Climate,Bullying Kids to the Rescue

Conflict managers can help dissolve playground problems.

Topics : Conflict Resolution and Prejudice Reduction Six Lessons from Jena

The oak tree where nooses were hung at the Jena High School campus in the Fall of 2006 no longer stands. It was chopped down, presumably in an effort to erase racial tension in the small Louisiana town of Jena.

Topics : Assessing and Improving School Climate A Contract on Bullying

A Minnesota teacher challenges her students to face up to verbal and physical harassment.

Topics : Bullying Positive Behaviors

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to help students improve their difficult behavior. It’s based on an understanding that teachers don’t control students, but instead seek to support them in their own behavior change process.

Topics : Positive Behavioral Interventions Common Roadblocks

Some individuals may hesitate about adopting practices or policies that advance equality and safety for LGBTQ students.

Topics : Safe Schools that Support LGBT Students Keep It Academic

The study of religion must serve academic purposes. Many schools approach the subject in self-contained religion courses, while others integrate the study of religion throughout coursework. Below are models and resources.

Topics : Inclusive Curriculum How Schools Can Help

Four steps schools districts should take to increase opportunities for black students.

Topics : Conflict Resolution and Prejudice Reduction Identifying And Responding To Bias Incidents

A bias incident is conduct, speech or expression motivated, in whole or in part, by bias or prejudice.

Topics : Bullying Bullying : Guidelines for Teachers

Some anti-bullying policies actually do more harm than good. Educators can use the following tips to intervene appropriately when bullying occurs.

Topics : Bullying Social Justice Equity Audits

“Social Justice Equity Audits” is a presentation intended to help educators move beyond simple accountability models to those that include an equity framework for school reform. This will allow educators to better meet the needs of all learners. At the center of the presentation is instruction to employ a school survey to assess the conditions for students at their school and explore what next steps teacher leaders can take to improve these conditions.

Topics : Assessing and Improving School Climate Examining Your School’s Climate

Use the following resources to assess your school’s climate.

Topics : Assessing and Improving School Climate Warning Signs

These subtle clues can help you identify a child in need.

Topics : Bullying Breaking the Barrier

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry prompts look at how students respond to mistreatment of their peers.

Topics : Bullying Multicultural Service-Learning : Teacher Planning Sheet

This planning sheet can help educators design and implement service-learning projects that support prejudice reduction. Emphasis is placed on collaboration, direct service and advocacy.

Topics : Conflict Resolution and Prejudice Reduction,Service Learning Service-Learning and Prejudice Reduction

Four steps every educator should take to help ensure service projects reduce stereotyping, rather than reinforce it.

Topics : Conflict Resolution and Prejudice Reduction,Service Learning Letters to Gabby

Students explore conflict resolution through ’Letters To Gabby.’

Topics : Conflict Resolution and Prejudice Reduction Six Ways to Handle Student Challenges

How should teachers respond to charged statements from students ?

Topics : Positive Behavioral Interventions 5 Steps To Safer Schools

How can educators and schools create learning environments free of anti-gay discrimination ?

Topics : Safe Schools that Support LGBT Students Ten Ways Homophobia Affects ’Straight’ People

A guide to help straight students think about the cost of homophobia in their own lives.

Topics : Safe Schools that Support LGBT Students 10 Tips for Starting a World Religions Curriculum

How to develop a world religions curriculum with inclusion and sensitivity.

Topics : Inclusive Curriculum Religious Holidays

If you want to include religious holidays as part of classroom inquiry, it is important to plan for them. Keep the following guidelines in mind.

Topics : Inclusive Curriculum Diversity Responsive Schools

A paper for school leaders by Willis D. Hawley and Rebecca Wolf describing characteristics of schools that are likely to be particularly successful in facilitating the learning of racially and ethnically diverse students.

Topics : Assessing and Improving School Climate Strategies for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Prejudice : Essential Principles for Program Design

The design principles developed by the CODA panel are meant to provide guidelines for action to those selecting or developing strategies to improve intergroup relations. They are also meant to focus discussion and research on the characteristics of program effectiveness. Classroom Strategies

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version share Effective teachers need an arsenal of strategies for instruction and classroom management. Use the simple tools and approaches below to create a more inclusive environment that promotes student learning

Religious Diversity in the Classroom

Topics : Classroom Strategies Teaching the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Topics : Classroom Strategies Religious Diversity in the Classroom : Fostering a Culture of Respect

How do you make both of these students feel safe, supported and respected ? By creating a classroom culture in which religious diversity is respected is accepted.

Topics : Classroom Strategies Critical Practices for Anti-bias Teaching

This professional development seminar is designed to help teachers take action and create the conditions that bring the main components of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to life.

Topics : Culturally Responsive Pedagogy,General Anti-Bias Teaching Techniques American Promise

American Promise, directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, explores black male achievement and shines a light on the importance of parents, educators and community in the success of our young black men.

Topics : Classroom Strategies Engaging Curriculum

"Why do we have to learn this ?" It’s a question that teachers dread, and it speaks to a curriculum that, for whatever reason, doesn’t engage students. Maybe it’s a curriculum that is outdated. Perhaps it’s presented in such a way that it lacks luster. Maybe it’s devoid of any emotional connection for a student.

Topics : Building Relationships in the Classroom Motivation

Motivated students want to learn and are less likely to be disruptive or disengage from the work of the classroom. Motivation stems from numerous factors : interest in the subject matter, perceptions of its usefulness, general desire to achieve, self-confidence and self-esteem, patience and persistence, among them.

Topics : Building Relationships in the Classroom Inviting Engagement

U.S. classrooms are growing more diverse — ethnically, culturally and linguistically. In response, teachers and educational advocates are employing new strategies, and adapting tried-and-true strategies, to better serve diverse parent populations.

Topics : Building Relationships in the Community Using Plain Terms

Beyond the language we speak, the words we choose can help or hinder the effectiveness of communication with parents and guardians. How do our word choices assist or prevent necessary interaction ? How might our communication practices reflect power, instead of partnership ?

Topics : Building Relationships in the Community Differentiated Instruction

If educators have learned anything in the last decade of school reform initiatives it is that one size does not fit all. Differentiated Instruction (DI) is an approach where teachers proactively plan varied approaches to what students need to learn, how they will learn it and how they express what they’ve learned.

Topics : General Anti-Bias Teaching Techniques

Mythtakes - Working With Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students

This professional development activity examines common beliefs that help and hinder work with racially and ethnically diverse students.

Topics : Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Interactive Reader

Interactive read aloud places more responsibility on students to share what they are thinking in a way that simulates an authentic reading experience.

Since successful readers read, monitor their comprehension, pause, think about what they have read, and resume reading, teachers can simulate this in a read aloud at any grade level. In this way, teachers who invite more student participation enable students to "pause" the read aloud to share what they are thinking and to "restart" the read aloud when the thought has been sufficiently considered.

Topics : English Language Learners Cubing

National Board Certified elementary school teacher, Kristen Miller, shares how she uses cubing to build higher-order thinking skills with her students.

Topics : General Anti-Bias Teaching Techniques Using Primary Sources

Listen as 4th Grade teacher, Kristen Miller, describes using a viewfinder to help her students test the reliability of primary source art in her social studies classroom.

Topics : General Anti-Bias Teaching Techniques ’The Capacity for Connection’

In this special Q & A, educators Louise Derman-Sparks and Patricia G. Ramsey, authors of the book, What If All the Kids are White ?, provide early grades educators with practical ideas on preparing white students for a multicultural world.

Topics : General Anti-Bias Teaching Techniques Honoring Home Languages

Teachers are often a young immigrant’s first regular, ongoing contact with someone outside their home community and culture. It’s a relationship that can provide the emotional scaffolding necessary to cross the linguistic and cultural divide between country of origin and country of residency.

Topics : Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages ELL Best Practices Collection

Our ELL Best Practices collection includes a variety of resources that will help you ensure your school environment is welcoming to English language learners (ELLs) and their families.

Topics : English Language Learners A New Set of Rules

Create a classroom constitution as the school year kicks off.

Topics : Building Relationships in the Classroom Democratic Classrooms

Educators possess different philosophies and styles for their teaching. Some work from an authoritarian perspective, leveraging their power as the teacher to control student behavior and dictate classroom participation. Others employ a more democratic approach, sharing power with students and supporting them in managing their own behaviors.

Topics : Building Relationships in the Classroom Family Engagement

Most teachers have a technique or two in their back-to-school tool kits for introducing themselves to families and taking those first steps to engage parents and other caregivers in the classroom and the student learning process. And yet, family engagement is a year-long process.

Topics : Building Relationships in the Community,English Language Learners Culturally Relevant Curriculum

Curriculum, in its most simple, essential, commonly understood form, is the "what" of education. It is crucial to academic performance and essential to culturally responsive pedagogy. Even the most "standard" curriculum decides whose history is worthy of study, whose books are worthy of reading, which curriculum and text selections that include myriad voices and multiple ways of knowing, experiencing, and understanding life can help students to find and value their own voices, histories, and cultures.

Topics : Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Overcoming Language Barriers

Many U.S. cities with large, established ethnic enclaves have long sought to welcome newly arrived immigrants and their children. Yet, small towns and cities have less experience identifying and meeting the needs and interests of new immigrants. How can you make inroads when the path to much-needed community assets and resources isn’t so well worn — or when it is well worn, but not so well traveled ?

Topics : Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages How Stereotypes Undermine Test Scores

Subtle changes in test environments can improve standardized test scores among students of color and girls.

Topics : Combating Stereotypes,English Language Learners Mutual Learning Through Conversation

Certain encounters help young students develop values and virtues that open spaces in their minds and hearts so they can see the world and its people in broader terms.

Topics : Building Relationships in the Community Controversial Subjects in the Classroom

Invariably, issues are raised in classrooms that bring charged responses from students. How can educators set the stage for safe, respectful dialogue and learning ?

Topics : Teacher Activists,General Anti-Bias Teaching Techniques

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