Supporting LGBTQ Students
- A culture is a way of life of a group of people--the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.
As an educator, I have found that GLSEN (www.glsen.org) is a phenomenal resource full of information, readings, lesson ideas, and ways to support a safe place for all students in school. They have resources for students, for teachers, about policy, and a notable amount of research as well. Go to their website to download free resources, or get ideas for No-Name Calling Week toward the end of January 2017!
As you review these resources, ask yourself,
- What have I done to create a safe space for all students in my school?
- What else can I do to serve as an ALLY to students who may not have one?
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