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Voices from the Middle--Moving from Print to Practice, March 2013 (20.3) - Previous Revision

This Issue’s Focus: Tolerance 2.0 (Vol. 20, No. 3)

This issue's editors' note cites several recent news headlines, and the editors suggest using a scale of 1–5 to judge your own tolerance to each position represented in these headlines. This could lead to an interesting discussion among teachers and staff members, not to mention our students.

Give these headlines or others that you find in your local news to your colleagues or your students to start a conversation about tolerance. With students, you could use these headlines in an anticipation guide. Give students these statements and a scale on a sheet of paper or use clickers or other polling software to have students register their opinions. With your colleagues, this could lead to an agenda for literature study or your advisory program. Which topics are meaningful to you and your community? What are the hot button issues related to tolerance and diversity in your school or community? How can you open a dialogue with others to address those issues?

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