In the Teaching Life’s Essentials series, the Tolerance course demonstrates that tolerance can best be taught by bringing people together and having them work with each other. Since this isn’t always possible, many materials and resources are presented to help teachers understand and promote fearlessly confronting intolerance, wherever it lies.
Isn’t it true that great teachers are born not made? We say “not at all”. With the guidance of the courses in this series, you can take your teaching to a new level; one that brings the highest degree of satisfaction to yourself and your students. Great teachers are remembered not for the knowledge they impart but for the way they encourage and lift their students’ achievement, not just in a subject, but in the important skills of living a fulfilling life. These skills of happiness, of inspiration, compassion, curiosity and resilience are essential for both the learner and the teacher.
This course will bring research to inform along with techniques and activities to imbue your delivery of required curriculum with the essence of greatness-both yours and your students’.
This course demonstrates that tolerance can best be taught by bringing people together and having them work with each other. Since this isn’t always possible, many materials and resources are presented to help teachers understand and promote fearlessly confronting intolerance, wherever it lies. Teachers are in one of the best places in society to foster tolerance.
In this course participants will have an opportunity to:
- Read and study given website resources that will help them teach tolerance.
- Plan how to make use of teaching tolerance resources.
- Bring students together by having them work with each.
- Communicate with other teachers about teaching tolerance
Course Relation to Professional Standards
This course aligns to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
1. TEACHERS ARE COMMITTED TO STUDENTS AND THEIR LEARNING.
a) Teachers Recognize Individual Differences in Their Students and Adjust Their Practice Accordingly
b) Teachers treat students equitably
2. TEACHERS KNOW THE SUBJECTS THEY TEACH AND HOW TO TEACH THOSE SUBJECTS TO STUDENTS.
a) Teachers Command Specialized Knowledge of How to Convey a Subject to Students
b) Teachers Generate Multiple Paths to Knowledge
The course aligns with the National Student Standards
NL-Eng-K12.1 READING FOR PERSPECTIVE
a) Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, themselves, and of the cultures of the US and the world…
NL-ENG-K12.2 UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
a) Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g. philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of the human experience.
NL-ENG – K-12.9 MULTICULTUAL UNDERSTANDING
a) Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions and social roles.Get Syllabus Ask a Question Register Now
Kathy ViningB.S., M.Ed., Admin; Certificate in Equity & Urban Education
38 years in K-12 and post-secondary education, AVID teacher, Path Specialist, Multicultural Specialist.
AVID staff developer, Equity trainer, REACH facilitator, Equity/TitleIX/Section 504 Compliance, Officer.
My goal is to support teachers as they strive to become more culturally responsive in order to meet the diverse needs of their students.
I enjoy writing, painting, ATV’ing, camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities.