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Volume 29, No.3 - Spring 2015

Volume 29, No.3 - Spring 2015
Cover Theme: RHYTHM AND RESISTANCE

Celebrating Skin Tone

The science and poetry of skin color

An early elementary school teacher combines a science lesson and poetry to encourage children to celebrate their own skin tone and that of their classmates.

Celebrating Skin Tone

Other People’s Lives

Persona poems teach insight and empathy

An introduction to persona poems, which ask students “to find that place inside themselves that connects with a moment in history, literature, life.”

Other People’s Lives

“I Am a Feather”

“I Am” poems based on “The Delight Song of Tsoai-Talee”

A 5th-grade teacher uses N. Scott Momaday’s brilliant imagery to inspire his students to write metaphoric “I Am” poems.

“I Am a Feather”
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They Deserve Good Teaching, Too

Social justice in a classroom for students with autism

A teaching assistant working with students with autism realizes the behavior modification-based teaching strategies she is told to use are robbing her students of voice and independence. She tries something else instead.

They Deserve Good Teaching, Too

Ellos también merecen una buena enseñanza

La justicia social en un salón para niños con autismo

Una asistente educativa que trabaja con estudiantes con autismo se da cuenta que la enseñanza para modificar el comportamiento que le piden que utilice les está robando a sus estudiantes su voz e independencia. Así que prueba una alternativa.

Ellos también merecen una buena enseñanza

The Koch Brothers Sneak into School

Right-wing billionaires buy their way into social studies classes

The Koch-funded Bill of Rights Institute cherry-picks the Constitution, history, and current events to hammer home the lesson that freedom means freedom to make money.

The Koch Brothers Sneak into School

A Tale of Two Districts

The Long Reach and Deep Pockets of Corporate Reform

A comparison of corporate reform strategies and popular resistance in two very different districts in New Jersey—Newark and Montclair—reveals the flexibility of the privatizers and the potential of solidarity across communities.

A Tale of Two Districts