Teach for Social Justice Giveaway

Rethinking Schools wants to help as many educators as possible teach for social justice, so we made this one of our biggest giveaways ever—with 110 winners! If you’re one of the grand prize winners, not only will you score a one-year subscription to Rethinking Schools magazine, you’ll also get six copies of a Rethinking Schools book of your choice—so you can start your own teaching for social justice study group or book discussion group!

To give you a taste of the inspiring classroom stories and lesson ideas you’ll find in Rethinking Schools, here are six of our favorite recent articles:

  1. Cuentos del corazón/Stories from the Heart
    An after-school writing project for bilingual students and their families
    By Jessica Singer Early and Tracey Flores

    Second graders and their families write together, countering Arizona’s English-only, segregated, and anti-immigrant school policies.
  2. A Midsummer Night’s Gender Diversity
    By Lauren Porosoff
    Middle schoolers explore how Shakespeare plays with gender expression and expectations in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  3. The Mystery of the 3 Scary Numbers
    By Bill Bigelow
    A classroom mixer prepares students to study “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math”.
  4. Storytelling as Resistance
    By Jerica Coffey
    After a critical look at how their community is described by others, high school students interview and tell the true stories of people in their Watts, Los Angeles, neighborhood.
  5. Baby Steps Toward Restorative Justice
    By Linea King
    A middle school teacher tries to implement restorative practices in her classroom. It’s harder than she thought.
  6. Celebrating Skin Tone: The Science and Poetry of Skin Color
    By Katharine Johnson
    An early elementary school teacher combines a science lesson and poetry to encourage children to celebrate their own skin tone and that of their classmates.

Giveaway Prize Packages:

Ten (10) grand prize winners each receive a one-year deluxe print and digital PDF subscription and mobile app for Rethinking Schools magazine plus six (6) copies of a Rethinking Schools book of their choice (package valued at $126.69 to $162.69). One hundred (100) runners-up each receive a one-year digital PDF subscription and mobile app for Rethinking Schools magazine (valued at $37).

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Contest ends: November 10, 2015
Winners announced: November 17, 2015
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Grand Prize Winners:
Peggy Arbuthnot FALCON CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Kyle Gallagher PRARIE CARE EDINA
Laurie Kelly E T BOOTH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Lee Knott OCEAN BEACH SCH DIST 101
Sharon Luellen BERTHA RONZONE ELEM SCHOOL
Janel Meehan CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Ivelis Perez VIEAU SCHOOL
Linda Stahl SOUTH HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL
Gordon Strawn HILLRISE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Stacy Vocasek ACT CAPITOL THEATER ARTS ACAD

Runner-Up Winners:
Debbie Ahillen H L LUBKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Camilla Altree DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL
Pilar Alvarado JHS 223 THE MONTAUK
Hannah Bailey HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
Daniel Baldassi HIGHLANDER CHARTER SCHOOL
Jennifer Bass TIMBERVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
Claudia Bautista SANTA MONICA HIGH SCHOOL
Courtney Bell OAKS HILL HIGH SCHOOL
Cara Brady COLLEGIUM CHARTER SCHOOL
Rafael Burgos Rafael LA ESCUELA FRATNEY ES
Debra Calle
Jamilyn Cole KIPP MEMPHIS COLLEGIATE ES
Cheryl Collins CEDAR PARK HIGH SCHOOL
Shawna Cotten FIRST BAPTIST WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL
Graziela Creekmur JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Angela Cress THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL
Kelley Culp COLUMBUS NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
Lisa Darress
Selma DeLeon HEBBRONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Katy Devine OYSTER RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Arline DiBenedetto JHS 210 ELIZABETH BLACKWELL
Karen Dilworth LUCILE ROGERS ASHLEY ELEM SCH
Jessica Eiermann WEST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Nijma Esad CHARLES HART MIDDLE SCHOOL
Michael Fajardo R A LONG HIGH SCHOOL
Megan Flores BARWISE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Danielle Fujii KALAHEO HIGH SCHOOL
Janet Garrett WEBSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Julie Giljames SUMMIT SCHOOL
Angela Gonzalez WASHINGTON MONTESSORI ELEM SCH
Krystle Griem LAKEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Tracey Harbor
Renee Hargrove OWENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL
Luanna Helena MULTIDISCIPLINARY ONLINE SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY
Jeanette Henshaw TAOS ACADEMY
Jennifer Hermus SUSAN E WAGNER HIGH SCHOOL
Juan J Hernandez JOHN GLENN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Pat Hunter SOUTHEAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Crystal Jabiro PONTIAC HIGH SCHOOL
Shelley Job HANOVER HORTON HIGH SCHOOL
Sabra Johnson WASHBURN SCHOOL
Christine Juchnevicius FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Thomas Kirven MCCOLLUM HIGH SCHOOL
Judy Knox CYPRESS LAKES HIGH SCHOOL
Stacy Koerner SNELSON GOLDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Stephanie Lamb FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Debbie Lambeth PIPKIN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Danna Link
Lisa Liss WOODLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Steve Livingston JOAN FARLEY ACADEMY
Brittany LoPriore NATHAN HALE-RAY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Monica Lytle STUART PEPPER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Kim Madis MARYSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Cindy Marshall CLINTON YOUNG ELEM SCHOOL
Yarel Marshall GILBERT SCHOOL
Monica Martinez ROBERT T HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Veronica Mauro ST KATHERINE OF SIENA SCHOOL
Kathryn May PARKWAY NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
Dana McGuinness CRYSTAL LAKES ELEMENTARY SCH
Andrew McHugh ALLEN-FIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Katie Mgongolwa HILL CENTER
Joanna Miles JOHN E DWYER TECH ACADEMY
Sarah Muszynski KEHILLAH JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL
Tim Oliver POPE JOHN PAUL II HIGH SCHOOL
Alex Ortiz EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL HIGH SCH
Jenny Pancake PARKWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Melissa Paris MCNAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elizabeth Parker-Van Den Hoek EASTON SCHOOL
Frances Paschall CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
susan perez GOODNIGHT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Jamie Petrilli DOWNINGTOWN WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Mariah Phillips DANIEL MCKEE ALT SCHOOL
AMY Podoll OLLIE DETWILER ELEM SCHOOL
Matt Prusch PHILLIPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Jamie Puckett
Diane Raner ALEXANDER HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL
Cindy Reyes MIRELES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Denise Ross AVON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
Jasmina Ruano FOREST HOME AVE SCHOOL
Jolene Sale PETERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Andrea Scaturo W WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO HS-SOUTH
Joanna Scerri BENJAMIN BANNEKER ACADEMY
Bridget Serig INVER GROVE HGTS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Suzi Shepard SPRING HILL MONTESSORI
Stephanie Smedley CLOVIS HIGH SCHOOL
Diane Smith RIDLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Robbie Spalla
Laura Storme SPRUCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Hazley Sutter MOUNTAINSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Brad Tarrance KIPP CAMINO ACADEMY
Evan Taylor ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Erin Thomas SHERWOOD SCHOOL
Katherine Thornton PLANO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Darlene Thorpe MAVA
Christine Travaglino PITTSBURGH CARRICK HIGH SCHOOL
Sheri Turnacliff WEST ALLIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Rebecca Watt WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL
Anthony Weigl OLIVEIRA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Wes Wilson CHATTAHOOCHEE CO SCH DISTRICT
Jennifer Wojcik GUNNERY SCHOOL

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