Topic Tag: Policy

Gender: Binary and Non-Binary

Gender: Binary and Non-Binary In the following video, Janie Wilkerson, a licensed therapist who works with LGBTQ families, describes how we can begin to think about the unique needs of transgender students. Janie Wilkerson, LPC-MHSP

Policy Resources and References

Resources and References Resources for Policy Development: GLSEN’s MODEL POLICY: GLSEN SURVEY OF SCHOOL POLICIES: “From Statehouse to Schoolhouse GLSEN SCHOOL CLIMATE: “From Teasing to Torment: School Climate Revisited” Metro Nashville Schools (MNPS) Policy on Student Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying, and Intimidation: For a sample school board resolution suggested by the …

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Extra Credit

Extra Credit When you think about your school’s policies, can you identify policies or practices that are LGBTQ-affirming? Examples include: allowing students to choose the pronouns and/or name they would like to use or  gender-neutral dress code policies. Can you think of other ways to make traditionally gendered (sometimes referred to as “heteronormative”) spaces and …

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Lesson Conclusion In summary, research has shown that policies developed with specific language describing the groups most likely to be targeted for bias, bullying, and harassment (race, national origin, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical appearance, and disability status, for example) and which are implemented with a robust communication effort, training, and accountability …

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Reflection/Discussion 2

Reflection/Discussion Click on each heading below to reveal each reflection question. If you are taking this course as a group, you may choose to address these questions as discussion items. Reflection/Discussion Item 4 If you were to make changes to your school’s anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies, who are the stakeholders and what might the stakeholders …

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Reflection/Discussion 1

Reflection/Discussion Click on each header below to reveal each reflection question. If you are taking this course with a group, you may choose to use these as discussion items. Reflection/Discussion Item 1 Can you think of a time when you referred to your school’s policies to manage a situation involving student behavior, conflict, or bullying? …

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Why Have Enumerated Policies?

Why Have Enumerated Policies? Researchers have found that enumerated policies are correlated with reports of a safer and more positive school climate from ALL students, not just LGBTQ students. In schools with these policies, students report less overall bullying, fewer reports of homophobic and transphobic language, and that teachers are more likely to intervene when …

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