Effective communication and critical thinking in the classroom are essential to an inclusive learning environment. Explore our collection of resources that navigate conflicting views in the classroom and analyze the effects of effective communication without promoting hate.


Featured Textbooks:

Civility, Free Speech, and Academic Freedom in Higher Education edited by Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt and Kakali Bhattacharya

"This is the book we've been waiting for: a riveting account of the long war on academic freedom, free speech and political dissent in the academy from the standpoint of its heroic victims. Scholars engaged in the most advanced writing and activism around Black Lives Matter, Palestine solidarity, and critiques of U.S. empire testify from the front-lines of the struggle to decolonize higher education. This is the best volume we have yet exposing the sham use of 'civility' discourse to silence those who speak truth to power." - Bill V. Mullen, Professor Emeritus of American Studies, Purdue University USA

  • New and original essays shed light and further the debate on the various modes of civility that have become politicized within the U.S. academy.

Let’s Agree to Disagree by Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff

This transformative text introduces readers to useful theories, powerful case studies, and easily adoptable strategies for becoming sharper critical thinkers, more effective communicators, and critically media literate citizens.

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Disrupting Hate in Education edited by Rita Verma and Michael W. Apple

"This important new book is written by and for educators who are willing to disrupt hate in their classrooms and beyond. For those who are willing to take up this challenge and who recognize that silence is a form of complicity and acquiescence, this book will be an invaluable guide and a source of inspiration." - Pedro A. Noguera, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Education Faculty Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

  • Written by a dynamic group of activist educators and critical researchers, chapters demonstrate how conservative mobilizations around collective identities gain momentum, and how these mobilizations can be interrupted.

Featured Content:

Teaching Values of Being Human

In this blog article, Mark Le Messurier, author of Teaching Values of Being Human, discusses how teaching and coaching with “soft eyes and warm hearts” connects leadership, composure, strength, and kindness.

Communication and Conflicting Views Chapter Sampler

This chapter sampler features excerpts from five books exploring the best ways to navigate communication and conflicting views in the classroom.