74: Teaching Tolerance

Instead of shielding our kiddos from the harsh realities of the world outside of the classroom, we need to teach them how to understand adversity and respond with compassion and respect. We must create opportunities for children to expect differing opinions and respond appropriately so that when they interact in society they are operating in the utmost civilized manner. Tune in to hear how to teach tolerance to our youngest generations.


  • Just because someone has a different opinion doesn’t mean you disown them or demoralize them
  • Our education system has failed its citizens
  • Since when did we hate being a melting pot?
  • Harboring negative feelings is counterproductive and harmful to the mental and emotional state of our nation’s children
  • Spread kindness. Teach tolerance. Expect better.

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I am an educator of almost a decade, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.