Fight for Individuality and actively support the LGBT community by becoming more awre of how to handle delicate situations like bullying of gay students in your classrooms and schools in general. Situations like these need to be handled with care, and teachers need to read texts like this so as to understand it from these students' point of view. This text is a diverse collection of information, covering all the basics---including suggestions about how to support students beyond the classroom ("
Refer to this extremely valuable and free toolkit that provides activities and materials that students can use in the classroom. These materials provide team-based experiences so as to foster communication between students about the importance of identity and tolerance, and understanding who they are as individuals. It's a great way to promote acceptance of diversity and individuality in your classroom.
Read about different socio-emotional theories and strategies for cultivating Identity Safe classrooms. I like how this article provides extended resources with regards to different techniques. A must-read for those who are Identity Safe conscious Teachers in today's world!
Learn about why "identity safe classrooms" helps to create an environment for students to reach their maximum potential. I chose this video because of its straightforward manner while also handling a delicate topic in a very considerate way. It helps to hear from teachers themselves what they think of identity safe classrooms. It's a great introduction to use for educators new to the field!
If you want to know what makes kids feel safest in your classroom, then watch this video! A valuable tool for educators of all ages, not only young students. It's a kid friendly video, so it would be a great thing to show your class as well learn from yourself!