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 […]

Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice

Our new book, Rhythm and Resistance edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson, offers practical lessons about how to teach poetry to build community, understand literature and history, talk back to injustice, and construct stronger literacy skills across content areas and grade levels—from elementary school to graduate school. Rhythm and Resistance reclaims poetry as a necessary part […]

Rhythm & Resistance: New Book and Spring Magazine

Rhythm and Resistance This month, Rethinking Schools publishes Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice, edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson. Our spring issue features three articles from this new book. At a time when the regime of standardized testing is squeezing poetry and narrative, social studies and the arts out of the […]

A few resources for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! If you’ve been reading our work for any length of time, you know we’re big fans of poetry, both reading it and using it as a teaching tool. Here are some of our favorite articles on using poetry in the classroom that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine. We hope you will […]