Organizations and Websites

Teaching Tolerance

What: An organization that publishes a website and journal focused on articles, classroom resources, webinars, and other professional development to support tolerance and education for all students.

Who: All teachers interested in tolerance activities; guidance counselors; administrators seeking professional development for staff; instructional coaches looking for CRT aligned lessons/examples.

Why: There are excellent K-12 classroom resources for curriculum or enrichment activities; inspirational model teachers; a wide range of activities and articles (including STEM!); articles/lessons related to CURRENT events and issues; school climate, classroom strategies, and reflective teaching resources.

Ready4Rigor

What: A blog by Zaretta Hammond that addresses Culturally Responsive pedagogy, issues, lessons, literature, diversity, neuroscience, and a community where educators “can get answers to our questions and share what we have learned.”

Who: Educators K-12 and instructional coaches interested in utilizing culturally responsive research and practices in their classrooms. There is a special emphasis on accelerated reading development strategies and other literacy activities.

Why: Hammond’s blog is current and relative to class communications. She invites educators to join her community for updates, hashtags, and conference calls.

Educolor

What: An activist organization that promotes equity, agency, and pedagogy to help students be successful. It puts out a newsletter; lists books, movies, and articles; and lists websites. The organization works to “elevate the voices of public school advocates of color on educational equity and justice.”

Who: Any member of the community (educator, parent, student, administrator, activist) interested in issues of equity.

Why: This organization helps community members get involved to enact real change in public school systems.