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Favorite Holiday Poster Projects Aren’t Inclusion

Favorite Holiday Poster Projects Aren’t Inclusion By Rachael Mahmoodtolerance.org — “Mom, why doesn’t Santa come to our house?”I was in the middle of teaching my own remote class when my kindergartner interrupted my instruction with this question. While I understand that these questions are inevitable for our Muslim family, I was surprised to hear it so early […]

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PORTRAITS OF LOW-INCOME AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOTHERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN SUBURBAN SCHOOLS

PORTRAITS OF LOW-INCOME AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOTHERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN SUBURBAN SCHOOLS This study advances the premise that African-American parents are deliberately involvedin their children’s education; however, many educators may not recognize their involvementbecause it may not always align with dominant cultural expectations. Therefore, the purpose ofthis study is to explore beneficial social capital and cultural capital that […]

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Meet the 2020 Teaching Tolerance Award Finalists

Every two years, we identify 10 finalists for our Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Although we should be used to this process by now, every time we’re amazed by the incredible innovation, dedication and brilliance that educators bring to their work with students. While it’s always a challenge to narrow the field down […]

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Teacher Feature: Learning to embrace her own culture lets teacher help students embrace theirs

Rachael Mahmood makes it a priority to ensure that every student’s culture, background and identity is reflected continuously and proudly in her classroom. “For most of my childhood, I was embarrassed by my culture; I was embarrassed that I wasn’t white and Christian,” Mahmood said. “I always blamed my race, culture and religion for not […]

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Rethinking Family Engagement During School Closures

Rethinking Family Engagement During School Closures Taking time to check assumptions about family engagement can make a huge difference in the lives of your students and their caregivers. By: DR. RACHAEL MAHMOOD APRIL 27, 2020 As educators, we often strive to find ways to increase family involvement in our classrooms. Research confirms that family involvement […]

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