D.C. Students Stand with Standing Rock

This month, high school U.S. history teacher Bill Stevens taught his students at the SEED Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. about the issues at stake in the historic struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. To introduce this history, he used the “Standing With Standing Rock” […]

Why I Teach: We Must Teach Children to Defend Themselves

At the February convening of the Stories from Our Classrooms writing course, teacher alumni Ellen Royse and Amy Rothschild and current participant Shayna Tivona shared how they used their teacher voices on behalf of democracy. Earlier this month, our friends and family across the country had trouble reaching their Senators to express their views on […]

Stories from Our Classrooms 2016

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, twenty D.C. area teachers gathered for the first session of Stories from our Classrooms 2016-2017, an annual course offered by Teaching for Change. The goals for this course are for teacher participants to deepen their own practice, build community among D.C. area social justice educators, and to contribute to the all-too-scarce […]

Teaching for Change Developing Rosenwald Teaching Guide

Teaching for Change has been invited by the Rosenwald filmmaker to develop a teaching guide for the documentary. The little known history of Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Fund provides an excellent opportunity to explore a number of key themes in U.S. history including the purpose and funding of public education, the Great Migration, Red Summer, the politics […]

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Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration

On June 12, 2016, Teaching for Change celebrated the work of the teachers from our inaugural Stories from Our Classrooms social justice teacher writing group. Every month on a Sunday, social justice teacher writers came together to write, reflect, and share. The event opened with teachers each reading one of the lines below to highlight […]

Climate Justice Teacher Workshop in D.C.

While the climate crisis threatens the lives of millions of people around the world, it gets scant mention in textbooks. Even less attention is given to movements fighting for survival and a sustainable future, such as La Via Campesina. More than 30 DC area elementary and high school teachers spent a day of their own […]

Natalie Hopkinson’s Wisdom About Writing

The buzz filled the room long after Natalie Hopkinson‘s talk with teachers about the writing process. Hopkinson was the featured guest presenter for the March session of Stories from Our Classrooms, a course for D.C. area social justice teachers who are writing for publication. Hopkinson, a talented writer who addresses issues of race, culture, and […]

“It Was Like a Visit from the President”: Timothy Jenkins Talks to Fifth Graders

Rachel Hull’s fifth graders were studying the founding of the United States from various perspectives in a unit called “Know Your Rights.” Through their analysis of primary sources and research, they began to uncover a version of history that was missing from their textbooks. To deepen their knowledge, they invited Teaching for Change board member Timothy Jenkins as a guest speaker. […]

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