Linda Christensen's Page

Location: Portland
Community Member Author

Rethinking School Reform

Rethinking School Reform puts classrooms and teaching at the center of the debate over how to improve public schools. Drawing on some of the best writing...

Teaching for Joy and Justice

Teaching for Joy and Justice is the sequel to Linda Christensen's bestselling, Reading, Writing, and Rising Up. Christensen is recognized as one of the country's finest...

The New Teacher Book

Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically a teacher’s hardest. Since The New Teacher Book first came out...

Rethinking Elementary Education

Rethinking Elementary Education collects the finest writing about elementary school life and learning from 25 years of Rethinking Schools magazine. The articles in this volume offer...

Rhythm and Resistance

Offering practical lessons about how to teach poetry to build community, understand literature and history, talk back to injustice, and construct stronger literacy skills across content...

Reading, Writing, and Rising Up - 2nd Edition

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....

Articles Contributed
The Tea Party
Finding Signs of Hope
A veteran classroom teacher finds inspiration in the everyday work of committed coworkers
A Book About Hope
Warriors Don't Cry
Warriors Don't Cry
Home Cooking
Hurricane Katrina
Reading injustice, celebrating solidarity
Raised by Women
Can't Buy Me Love
The Power of Words
The Danger of a Single Story
Writing essays about our lives
Burned Out of Homes and History
Unearthing the silenced voices of the Tulsa Race Riot
“Hey, Mom, I Forgive You”
Teaching the forgiveness poem
Stealing Home
Eminent domain, urban renewal, and the loss of community
Learning About Inequality
A poem for two voices
Other People’s Lives
Persona poems teach insight and empathy
Trayvon Martin and My Students
Writing toward justice
Unlearning the Myths that Bind Us
Critiquing cartoons and society
Mapping Childhood
How Our Stories Build Community