Mississippi 2017 Summer Institute on the Black Freedom Struggle

In July 2017, fifteen middle and high school English and social studies teachers from across the state of Mississippi participated in a teaching institute at Tougaloo College (in the historic Woodworth Chapel) on the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi. Not only did teachers learn hidden history and interactive teaching strategies, they also built relationships among themselves […]

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Fifth Graders Explore Latino Immigration at the Anacostia Museum

When fifth grade Spanish literacy teacher Cesarina Pierre realized that her nearly two decades of teaching Caribbean students in New York City Public Schools would not fully translate to teaching Central American students in Washington D.C., she sought resources from Teaching for Change. Pierre asked Teaching for Change, a longtime partner at the school, to […]

Dominican Republic Book Frames Study Group for Teachers

In the spring of 2016, teachers in Salem, Massachusetts met after school to learn about the history and culture of their students from the Dominican Republic. The four part series of professional development workshops was so popular that it was offered again in 2017. Their core text for the workshops was Teaching for Change’s Caribbean Connections: The Dominican […]

2017 Summer Reading List

For summer reading, Teaching for Change encourages young people to select multicultural and social justice books.  We offer recommendations of new (2016 and 2017) titles on our SocialJusticeBooks.org website.   For many more suggestions, see our full collection of recommended booklists and the We’re the People summer reading list.   Early Elementary | Middle Grades | Young Adult Teaching for Change has launched socialjusticebooks.org to […]

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Interns Explore D.C. Beyond the Monuments

This summer, Teaching for Change benefited greatly from the support of six interns (pictured below) who joined our year-long volunteer, Elena Young.    The internship began with our DC History quiz. This was good preparation for a summer of not only contributing to the work of Teaching for Change—but also exploring the city beyond the monuments […]

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What Students Learn from Resistance 101

Here are some of the comments we have received from teachers about the impact of using Teaching for Change’s Resistance 101 lesson in the spring of 2017. Have you used this lesson? Please send us your feedback and we will send you a free book! Students were amazed just to know that they didn’t have […]

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Free Book for Your Feedback on Resistance 101

In January, we published a new lesson, “Resistance 101: A Lesson on Social Justice Activists and Strategies” to help introduce a history of resistance to injustice. We want to hear about your use of the lesson. In appreciation for your time, we will send you a free copy of your choice of Teaching for Change […]

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The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institute

July 17-21, 2017 | 10am – 2pm | Thurgood Marshall Center | 1816 12th St NW | Washington, D.C. Registration is now closed. Teaching for Change has developed a highly successful approach to family engagement which successfully addresses the limitations of a one-size fits all approach. Tellin’ Stories has been recognized by the Harvard Family […]

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Parent Perspective: A Principal’s Support for Immigrant Families

Flor Santos* is a regular at the monthly Parent-Principal Chit Chat at her son’s school, Thomson Elementary (DCPS), but this time was especially important. When she stopped by the parent center the previous week, she heard that Principal Carmen Shepherd was going to address parent concerns related to rising anti-immigrant sentiments, ICE raids, and what […]

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Communities for Just Schools Fund

We are pleased to announce that Teaching for Change has received a two-year grant from the Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF), a donor collaborative that supports community-led organizations working to ensure healthy school climates. Teaching for Change and Critical Exposure are the two DC grantees for CJSF’s place-based initiative. We will use our funding to […]

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