29.4: Teaching as Defiance, 4-Year-Olds Discuss Marriage, +more!

COVER STORY FREE 4-Year-Olds Discuss Love and Marriage By A.J. Jennings An early childhood educator shows how far-ranging discussions can open children’s eyes to a broader understanding of relationships, including same-sex marriage and not getting married at all. FREE Los niños y las niñas de 4 años hablan sobre el amor y el matrimonio Por […]

Post-patriarchy?

by Jody Sokolower, managing editor of Rethinking Schools and lead editor for Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality I came of age in the late 60s, when abortion was illegal, women were routinely blamed for getting raped, and we represented less than 5 percent of the lawyers in the country. When I came out in the early […]

What does it take to publish a book?

by Jody Sokolower We’re in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to publish Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality. Our goal is $20,000 and we still have about $6,000 to go. Early in the campaign, someone wrote to ask us why we need so much money just to publish a book. We thought […]

Beyond Bully Prevention

by Jody Sokolower One of the pleasures of working on Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality has been the discussions among the editorial committee as we have outlined the book, reviewed submissions, and brainstormed chapter introductions. We’re a small group but we span generations, cultures, and experiences; our meetings are lively, thoughtful, and mind-expanding. One of […]

Queering Our Schools: Spring issue of Rethinking Schools

by Jody Sokolower, managing editor and lead editor for Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality The cover theme of our spring issue of Rethinking Schools  is “Queering Our Schools,” and the thought-provoking and inspiring articles will be included in our new book Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality.  Our editorial takes up the question: How do we create classrooms and […]

My Friend Andy, a Gay Teacher

by Melissa Bollow Tempel UPDATE:  A short time after I posted this at Huffington Post, I received a lengthy email from a teacher who was clearly upset about my message. He wrote: “As a high school history teacher from New York City, I have a different perspective on morality. I personally do not agree with […]

Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality: Join our campaign!

by Jody Sokolower How do you respond when a child asks, “Can a girl turn into a boy?” in the middle of circle time? What if your daughter brings home schoolbooks with sexist, racist stories? What does “queering the curriculum” really mean? What if parents complain? Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality is filled with insightful, inspiring […]

Of Mice and Marginalization

We “soft-launched” our fall issue on our website over the weekend.  Perhaps you already checked it out, or if you’re a subscriber, you have the magazine in hand already.  If you haven’t seen it, here are a few highlights. We are proud of this issue, and we hope you enjoy reading it! “Of Mice and […]

‘Queer Matters’ and other LGBTQ resources

June is Gay and Lesbian Pride month. At Rethinking Schools, we’ve been writing about gender and sexuality for a long time, including issues affecting the LGBTQ community. We’re pleased to highlight these articles that have graced the pages of our magazine over the years. We hope you find wisdom, insight, and of course great teaching […]