Today’s educators must do more than simply teach the “three R’s”; they must prepare students to live in an increasingly diverse society. Excellent anti-bias educators do this by teaching the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in diverse settings, achieve academically and work collaboratively. The 2016 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching will recognize five educators who teach these competencies at a mastery level, use research and innovation to drive and evolve their practice, and support prejudice reduction, intergroup relations and equity through their leadership outside the classroom.
Teaching Tolerance will select award winners based on applicants’ demonstrated skills in all three areas, as well as their ability to tie their practices to research. Over the course of the award’s two-year tenure, awardees will showcase their teaching practices and contribute to TT programming. Each awardee will receive a $2,500 cash award and travel to Montgomery, Alabama, for an award celebration during July 2016.
The application deadline is December 15, 2015, at midnight (CST), so apply now!