Chicago Public Schools Releases Guidelines…

…regarding supporting transgender and gender-nonconforming students, employees, and adults. Wow!

Folks over at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance have been working along with many other organizations to create guidelines for CPS. Congrats on a huge success and step forward.

See the released guidelines here:Guidelines Regarding The Support Of Transgender And Gender Nonconforming Students. 

 

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Transgender at school: As more teachers come out, districts struggle to put policy into practice

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Credit- The Oregonian

This story outlines some of the challenges that many of us have to think about as educators when coming out or being out about our trans status.

http://bit.ly/1VgTOmu

How To Create An Inclusive Classroom Tip 3

The Bathroom Pass 

bathroom pass

Source: Pinterest

Do you remember the routine for going to the bathroom in elementary school? I sure do. It went a little something like this:

1. Raise your hand

2. Ask: May I use the bathroom?

3. If the answer was yes, walk up and grab the appropriate bathroom pass of which there were two options—-

Boys and Girls and many of them had a “gender accepted” color on them ranging in some sort of blue or pink.

My question is do we need to continue this practice? Sure, keep the bathroom pass it’s the responsibility of the teacher to know where students are. Let’s change the decision though.

Instead of having a pass with Boys and Girls written on them consider the following alternatives:

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