Gender Tolerant Resources For Teachers
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from He, She, Ze & We – the support group for parents of gender non-conforming children.
In the case that you are seeking some ideas for parenting lessons or for your child’s teacher(s) to consider to specifically address gender in the classroom for all their students, here are links to some lesson plans that were submitted by teachers to Rethinking Schools and Teaching Tolerance websites.
melissa-bollow-tempel/- 1st grade Teacher Melissa Bollow Tempel “It’s Ok to be Neither” Rethinking Schools.org teaching-gender-variant- children_b_1163459.html
togetherforjacksoncountykids. tumblr.com/post/14314184651/ one-teachers-approach-to- preventing-gender-bullying-in
activity/gender-expression- 5 lesson plans for K-2 & 3-5 - This series helps students understand why gender stereotypes are unfair and how teasing or bullying someone who does not conform to gender norms prevents a safe classroom community.
magazine/number-28-fall-2005/- good-morning-boys-and-girls Often teachers use gendered terms in the classroom — boys, girls, men, women — without thinking about the impact of such words. New research suggests, however, that such language draws children’s attention to gender — rather than other more important characteristics of individuals within classroom settings, such as their personalities or skills.
publication/gender-doesnt-- project team tested a traditional multicultural technique — using literature to challenge gender stereotypes — against a more experimental one — teaching students catchphrases to interrupt gender bullying. The latter approach produced far greater effects on students’ gender attitudes and significantly increased their willingness to take a stand against gender bullying. limit-you
activity/toys-and-clothes-- PreK – K - As part of a yearlong anti-bullying program, “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” gender-expression
activity/gender-separate-- 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 - How do girls and boys see themselves? How do they think they’re seen by others? What do gender stereotypes teach kids about who they’re supposed to be? dialogue-groups
activity/gender-stereotyping-- review the definition of a stereotype. We discuss how subtle and overt messages sometimes unintentionally are given to males and females as to what careers they can choose awareness
org/2012/03/gender-children-- Guidelines for Educators! aggregate page - http://www. place-to-begin/ safeschoolscoalition.org/rg- lessonplans.html
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