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S'Cool Tools of the Week: Resources for Addressing Bullying and Developing Empathy

By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Feb 9, 2017

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Resources for Addressing Bullying and Developing Empathy

No matter how politics shift or sway, teaching tolerance in schools and reducing bullying and/or hate crimes in schools is a non-negotiable. This week, the EdSurge team has compiled a collection of online tools to help teachers develop understanding and empathy in students.

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Teaching Tolerance

Free! Teaching Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance was one of EdSurge’s top S’Cool Tools during Q3 of 2015—and today, we’re bringing it back. Looking for a tool that helps teach kids about right and wrong, equity, and the history of the United States. This collection of free and easy-to-use resources brings together anti-bias social justice content with lesson plans and instructional presentations aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Privacy flag: If you voluntarily provide personal identifying information (first and last name, e-mail address, etc.) through online forms on TT’s website, the Southern Poverty Law Center will collect and retain this information.

Newsela’s "A Mile in Our Shoes" Initiative

Free! Newsela’s "A Mile in Our Shoes" Initiative: Teaching Tolerance makes a second appearance on this list because it’s partnered with literacy platform Newsela to to launch a collection of text sets covering the lives of Muslims, the LGBTQ community, veterans and people with disabilities. The sets of articles are free, and each come with discussion questions students can answer while reading through the texts.

YouthTruth Survey

License: YouthTruth Survey: If you’re trying to get a temperature check of how students are feeling or processing life inside and outside of school, nonprofit YouthTruth has a student survey that can be sent to students anonymously, as a “temperature check.” YouthTruth will then conduct and analyze surveys to find trends or common topics. Prices vary per district—contact YouthTruth for more information.

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