Celebrating & Teaching the Life of Nelson Mandela

Posted by Dylan Wray on December 6, 2013

Yesterday we said goodbye to a great teacher.

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Topics: Choosing to Participate, Video, Civil Rights, Decision-making, Restorative Justice

Nazi Art Discovered: Leading Classroom Discussions on the Role of Art in Nazi Germany

Posted by Julia Rappaport on November 15, 2013

Last week, news broke about the discovery of 1,500 pieces of artwork – art that Nazis had confiscated during World War II. Found in a Munich apartment, the paintings included works by artists Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Marc Chagall, among others.

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Topics: Art, Video, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Innovative Classrooms, Media Skills, Museum Studies, Holocaust Education, Online Learning, Restorative Justice, Flipped Classroom

Girl Drama, Restorative Justice, and Tools for Upstanding

Posted by Jennifer Derosby on October 22, 2013

As a teacher at an all-girls school, I cannot tell you how many times I've heard the word "drama" tossed around. It's troubling to me, really, to see how easily people connect this word to the conflicts that emerge between girls and women. Even in efforts to help girls and women build strong and healthy relationships, we’re reminded to "stop the drama!" or "just say no to the drama!"

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Topics: Safe Schools, School Culture, Innovative Classrooms, Restorative Justice, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants


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