Planning to Change the World
Planning to Change the World: A Plan Book for Social Justice Teachers 2013-2014
Edited by Tara Mack and Bree Picower
Published by NYCoRE and the Education for Liberation Network
The 2014-2015 edition is now in production. Join our mailing list and we will email you when it is available for pre-order.
The newest edition has all the things you would expect in a lesson plan book plus:
- Weekly planning pages packed with important social justice
birthdays and historical events
- References to online lesson plans and resources related to those dates
- Tips from social justice teachers across the country
- Inspirational quotes to share with students
- Thought-provoking essential questions to spark classroom discussions on critical issues
- Reproducible social justice awards for students
- and much more
The 2013-2014 edition is the sixth in the Planning to Change the World series. Click here to view sample pages from the 2012-2013. This year's calendar features all new historical anniversaries and birthdays. How is it that Planning to Change the World has new events and birthdays each year? Learn more about the 10 Year Rule.
Here's what leading educators have said about the Planning to Change the World series:
An imaginative and innovative idea in the field of education...I hope it will be widely adopted.
–Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States
This book, with its wisdom, inspiration, and resources, could not have come at a better time! Every teacher – novice, veteran, and in-between – will love Planning to Change the World.
–Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Finally, a plan book that is enlightening, provocative and fun.
–Lisa Delpit, author of Other People’s Children
After 18 years in the classroom I have found a planning book that treats teaching as an art form. On virtually every page of this book, I find myself challenged and inspired to think more deeply about the importance of what I do every day in the classroom.
–Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Assistant Professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration at San Francisco State University and high school teacherAre you planning to change the world? Before you change it, take a look at Planning to Change the World. It might be just the help you were looking for.
–Bob Moses, founder of the Algebra Project
This book is one of the gifts I give new teachers.
–Linda Christensen, author of Reading, Writing, and Rising Up
A practical resource that can help teachers be more than merely effective practitioners; it can serve as a guide for approaching teaching in a way that is truly transformative.
–Pedro Noguera, author of City Schools and the American Dream
To create a more just and equitable world...we need new tools that are as practical as they are thoughtful. This social justice planner is one of those tools!
–Tony Smith, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District
Useful, hopeful and visionary, Planning to Change the World is just what every radical teacher needs.
–Wayne Au, Rethinking Schools
Planning to Change the World was created by the New York Collective of Radical Educators and the Education for Liberation Network with the support of Rethinking Schools. Proceeds from the sale of the plan book support the work of NYCoRE and the network. Learn more about our organizations. Questions? Email Tara Mack: firstname.lastname@example.org.