Poetry becomes the vehicle for students to strengthen the classroom community, think critically about their collective experience, and push their teacher to push them.
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 24, No.4 - Summer 2010
A poet in the schools leads students to compare three natural disasters—Hurricane Katrina, the San Diego wildfires, and the recent earthquake in Haiti—and turn their grief and anger into poetry.
An elementary teacher uses the poetry of Jorge Argueta to help students express their feelings about leaving one country for another.
An insightful look at a country that decided to invest in teachers and social support instead of standardized testing.
A U.S. educator reflects on her experiences in Finland.
A Modest Proposal
Elementary school students join a campaign to save school librarians.
National Exit Exams
A California teacher educator analyzes the impact of Arne Duncan's pet standardized test for credential candidates.
And What About Yours?
The new Texas standards deserve the bad press they’ve received, but Oregon’s aren’t that much better. How about the standards in your state?
Indigenous Wisdom Outlawed Once Again
The Arizona legislature attacks ethnic studies, and it’s the tip of the iceberg.
Lessons in Change
A middle school teacher tries to reclaim electives for students assigned to READ 180 instead.
A peek at the new graphic novel that brings to life a best-selling memoir.