For those tough topics such as: stereotypes, bullying, poverty, LGBT, etc. this site offers activities and teaching kits.

Teaching Tolerance Website: A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools

Want to ensure your school is safe for LGBT students? See Teaching Tolerance's new Best Practices guide here.

Teaching Tolerance has strategies for making schools welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQ students.

A presentation and poster explaining what inclusion is/should be in the classroom or school environment. This is full of simplified statements and could be expanded upon for awareness or staff training purposes.

Great resource explaining what inclusion is. great to use when getting teachers to reflect on how inclusive their classroom is.

Using apples to help kids understand diversity and equality.  'Not the color of our skin...'

Second Grade Idea: Using apples to help kids understand diversity and equality. 'Not the color of our skin.

in conversations as complex as ones about diversity + identity, definitions clarify, for sure.

Having diversity and equality aren't enough to ensure a successful work environment. It is the act of inclusion which will make people feel like their work and opinions matter, and therefore lead to greater output and a positive environment.

Diversity and Inclusion

Communication processes to accomodate diverse groups: A great visual tool for breaking down and explaining diversity to better understand what it means in order to communicate more effectively.

Welcoming Schools offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools. It offers an LGBT inclusive approach that is also inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities.

The Human Rights Campaign's Welcoming Schools Guide: an approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping, and name-calling in grades.

Great book for the inclusive classroom about acceptance. Need to get this one and bring it for circle time at Zachs school.

Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, ha.