Restore & Connect Writing Retreats

Rethinking Schools invites you to apply for our Summer 2024  In-person Restore & Connect Writing Retreats in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Portland, Oregon. The Restore & Connect Writing Retreats will […]

*NEW* Climate Justice Newsletter

We offer you the inaugural Teach for Environmental Justice Newsletter from Rethinking Schools. Last year the Earth shattered climate records, and the entanglement of militarism and fossil fuels bears out […]

Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms

“Teaching climate justice means sharing stories of hope and resistance with students. It means connecting the movement for a livable planet to the movements for racial justice, economic justice, disability […]

Celebrating Black History Month

This Black History Month and always, we honor the Black radical tradition that disrupts oppression and organizes for justice. We teach for joy and freedom. We teach the truth about […]

Be Our Lifeline Campaign

“Every time I get a new issue of the magazine, I am inspired and feel more hopeful about the work that I am trying to engage in. The books I’ve […]

Violence in Israel and Gaza

We mourn the loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives and grieve for those who have lost loved ones due to the ongoing occupation and massive bombardment. We denounce Israel’s planned invasion of Gaza […]

Creating Classrooms for Equity and Social Justice

No matter what the grade level or content area, we believe that several interlocking components comprise what we call a social justice classroom. We argue that curriculum and classroom practice […]

The New Teacher Back-to-School Kit

Get the free New Teacher Back-to-School kit when you sign up today for email updates from Rethinking Schools.  What’s inside the New Teacher Back-to-School kit? The New Teacher Back-to-School kit is […]

Won’t you celebrate with me?

I used to have a tendency to rush through life. I struggled to slow down and be still. Celebration did not come easily as part of my vocabulary or practice. […]

Starting a Study Group Is Simple

Download Free Discussion Guides Did you know that select Rethinking Schools books have discussion guides? These free downloadable guides are perfect for book reading groups. Here’s how to get started: […]

Teaching for Climate Justice Booklet

This free booklet is an invitation to educators everywhere to join the national conversation about how we help our students understand what is happening to our climate, why it is happening, who it is affecting, and what we can do about it. This work belongs to all of us.

Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month

For Arab American Heritage Month, we wanted to share excerpts from a short article by Rethinking Schools contributor and Portland, Oregon, high school teacher, Suzanna Kassouf — along with some […]

Help Rethinking Schools in 2022

For 35 years, Rethinking Schools has sought to bring more critical voices into the conversation about public schools to help schools become more just, anti-racist, and engaging places of learning […]

Help us reach our Giving Tuesday goal

This Giving Tuesday we ask for your help to bring social justice teaching to life for educators everywhere. A tax-deductible gift to Rethinking Schools will go a long way to […]

Where I’m From

Inviting Students’ Lives into the ClassroomBy Linda Christensen I remember holding my father’s hand as he read my story hanging on the display wall outside Mrs. Martin’s classroom on the […]

Reading, Writing, and Rising Up

The Read-Around

Raising writers  By Linda Christensen The read-around is the classroom equivalent to quilt making or barn raising. It is the public space—the zócalo or town square—of my room. During our […]

Teacher Unions and Social Justice Study Groups

Teacher Unions and Social Justice is an anthology of more than 60 articles documenting the history and the how-tos of social justice unionism. Together, these contributions describe the growing movement to […]

Dear Educators, It Is Time to Fight for Asian America

What is happening now is nothing new. The racism, the devaluing of life of Asian and Asian Americans, the dehumanizing of immigrant workers, the fetishism of — and violence toward — Asian women have been perpetuated throughout U.S. history.