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Jinnie Spiegler

Director of Curriculum, Anti-Defamation League

Jinnie Spiegler is the Director of Curriculum in the National Education Division of the Anti-Defamation League, where she writes and manages curriculum projects, oversees Books Matter (ADL's online bibliography of children and YA literature) and develops additional educational resources. She has been working in the field of education for twenty years which includes management of various K-12 education programs, development of project-based learning programs, research and evaluation and the development of anti-bias and social justice programs and curricula. Jinnie has also worked for Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, Learning Leaders and Bank Street College of Education.

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  • Character Education

    Civics In the Elementary Classroom

    There are plenty of opportunities for teaching young children how to take action on issues that are important to them.
  • Bullying Prevention

    Empowering Students to Curb Bullying

    Standing up to bullying can be frightening, but students can use these low-risk strategies to support peers who are bullied.
  • Character Education

    Doorways Into Activism

    Books can give children an entry point to taking action in the outside world by providing examples of how to address bullying, bias, and injustice.
  • Diversity

    Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

    Use young children’s understanding of differences to teach social justice through age-appropriate literature, news stories, anti-bias lessons, familiar examples, and problem solving.
  • Bullying Prevention

    What Is Identity-Based Bullying—and How Can I Stop It?

    An introduction to a particularly destructive form of bullying—and three things you can do to address it.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Turning Current Events Instruction Into Social Justice Teaching

    When teaching social justice through current events, consider who your students are, explore opinions and perspective, clarify social justice themes, use interactive technology, and encourage activism.
  • Digital Citizenship

    Tool or Weapon? Addressing Cyberhate in the Classroom

    Classroom strategies to fight cyberhate include not supporting or reinforcing it, reporting it, supporting the targets, speaking out against hate, and engaging in activism.

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