In December, with the support of the Peppercorn Foundation, Rethinking Schools sponsored a writers' retreat near Portland, Ore., for a number of early childhood educators from around the country. We asked retreat participants to share with us a few of their favorite books for working with young children. We include some of them here.
For almost two decades, teachers have looked to Reading, Writing, and Rising Up as a trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms.
This new and expanded edition collects the best articles dealing with race and culture in the classroom that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine.
Five years in the making, A People’s Curriculum for the Earth is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis.
Volume 19, No.3 - Spring 2005
An early childhood teacher draws on her past while teaching children of migrant farmworkers
A terrific young reader runs smack into a fill-in the blank reading test and his teacher asks: How many kids like this are being left behind?
A second- and third-grade teacher helps his students discover the natural world in their urban environment
Critical literacy activities can protect students against predatory military recruiting
Once again, educators are being told that we have to do more with less.
A call for solidarity among teachers around the world to combat forces of globalization and privatization