February 15, 2011
Announcing the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence
Applications are currently being accepted for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching. Five educators who exhibit excellence in meeting the needs of diverse students will be honored with this award and $1,000 apiece. The deadline to apply is June 1.
Combating Anti-Muslim Bias
Followers of Islam face widespread prejudice in the United States. This article in the latest issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine shows teachers how to combat these biases among students. The article also debunks widespread misconceptions about Muslims and Islam.
Tell the World Why You Teach
Connecting with students—seeing them suddenly become interested in your class—is easily one of the biggest joys of teaching. As this college teacher has seen many times, everyone becomes incredibly inspired. What inspires you about life in the classroom? Click here to submit your own Why I Teach column.
Follow Teaching Tolerance on Facebook
Want to join a community of people devoted to diversity and tolerance in the classroom? Check out Teaching Tolerance on Facebook. Just go to http://www.facebook.com and search for keyword “Teaching Tolerance.”
What’s Ahead: New Teaching Tolerance Lessons
Plan ahead for the next four weeks:

Feb. 14: The Economics of Risk (Injustice on Our Plates) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
Feb. 22: The Motivation for Movement (Injustice on Our Plates) (6-8, 9-12)
Feb. 28: Family Ties (Injustice on Our Plates) (6-8, 9-12)
March 7: Paying with Their Health (Injustice on Our Plates) (6-8, 9-12)
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