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Transcript of Welcoming Schools
It’s important to dispel harmful stereotypes and prejudices.
Gender-expansive messages empower children rather than limit them.
Accepting schools provide students the opportunity to grow and succeed. http://welcomingschools.org/
http://ascd.org/ -Kinder 1.7.S Recognize the characteristics of bullying
-1st grade 1.6.S Explain the importance of teling an adult if someone is in danger or being bullied
-2nd grade 7.2.M Show respect for individual differences
-3rd grade 1.1.M Describe examples of healthy social behaviors
-4th grade 4.5.S Demonstrate what to say and do when witnessing bullying
-5th grade 1.6.G Recognize that there are individual differences in growth and devlopment, physical appearance, and gender roles
-6th grade 8.2.M Object appropriately to teasing or bullying of peers that is based on personal characteritics and perceived sexual orientation S
S Engage students in discussion with books on family diversity, gender and bullying. Get comfortable talking about why having a welcoming classroom for all students is important. End name calling and bullying through clear policies that prohibit harassment, and intimidation. Make the most of teachable moments. Be prepared to respond to hurtful teasing and bullying. Plan activities or lessons that celebrate and explore similarities and differences. Avoid gender stereotyping and allow children to be who they are without the limitations of gender roles. Set clear classroom agreements that emphasize respect and caring for classmates.
Collaborate with others. Work with colleagues, administrators and guardians to create a welcoming school that is inclusive of all students and families. Include books about LGBT families in your classroom. Respect family diversity and encourage family involvement across the community. Why is this important? In addition, it is now a California law to teach about LGBT history in CA public schools.