The Educator's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion

A Practical Resource for K-12 Teachers, Administrators, and School Support Staff

Author: Kryss Shane

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 484

The rates of bullying, truancy due to lack of safety in schools, and subsequent suicidality for LGBT+ youth are exponentially higher than for non-LGBT+ youth. As a result, many American K-12 students are suffering needlessly and many school leaders are unsure of what to do. This book solves that problem. Setting out best practices and professional guidance for creating LGBT+ inclusive learning in schools, this approachable and easy to follow book guides teachers, educators, administrators, and school staff toward appropriate and proven ways to create safer learning environments, update school policies, enhance curricula, and better support LGBT+ youth as they learn. Featuring real-life situations and scenarios, a glossary, and further resources, this book enables professionals in a variety of school roles to integrate foundational concepts into their everyday interactions with students, families, and staff to create an overall school culture that nurtures a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming environment for all. This book can be utilized by independent readers, department teams, and entire school district reading experiences. This book also includes brand new, never before seen postcards from PostSecret as its foreword and its afterword is written by James Lecesne, co-founder of The Trevor Project. Also inside is the very first (and likely only ever) interview by the leaders of "Parents of Transgender Children," the world's largest support group of its kind. **An audiobook version will become available in Spring 2020!

International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT

Author: Darío Luis Banegas

Publisher: Springer Nature


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

View: 108

This edited book provides professionals in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) with a situated and culturally-responsive account of diversity and inclusion in English language education, from primary to higher education and in a wide range of settings. The volume focuses on three overlapping areas: interculturality, special education needs, and gender. The chapters in each section seek to help readers reflect on the opportunities and challenges of diversity as a step towards inclusive practices, and raise awareness of critical topics across the curriculum and beyond by engaging in wider social issues. This book will be of interest to language teachers and teacher trainers, as well as scholars working in applied linguistics, higher education, intercultural studies, and related fields.

The Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing

A Practical Guide to Getting Started, Best-practice Process and Effective Implementation

Author: Denise M. Quinlan

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 722

The Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing addresses challenges faced by schools wanting to improve wellbeing. While many schools globally now understand the need to promote and protect student wellbeing, they often find themselves stuck – not knowing where to start, what to prioritise, or how to implement whole-school change. This book fills that gap. This book provides companionship through rich stories from schools around the world that have created wellbeing practices that work for their schools. It guides educators through processes that help create individualised, contextualised school wellbeing plans. With chapters addressing ‘why wellbeing?’, ‘what is "whole school?"’, change dynamics, measurement, staff wellbeing, coaching, cultural responsiveness, and how to build buy-in, it is the first of its kind. Balancing research and practice for each topic with expert practitioner and researcher insights, this book gives schools access to best-practice guidance from around the world in a user-friendly format, designed for busy educators. What sets the authors apart from the many school wellbeing practitioners globally is their substantial experience working alongside diverse school groups. While many have experience in one school, few work across a multitude of very different schools and clusters, giving these practising academics a unique appreciation for effective, cross-context processes.

LGBTQ Youth: An Educators Guide, Second Edition

Author: Vincent Pompei

Publisher: National Professional Resources, Inc.


Category: Education

Page: 6

View: 530

This guide provides K-12 educators with the knowledge and skills to create safe and inclusive school environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. In recent years, more national attention has been focused on the unique needs and challenges facing LGBTQ youth. The commitment of schools to improve safety and inclusion of diverse student groups requires all staff to understand LGBTQ identities and the challenges facing these students, and to be equipped with skills and strategies to create needed change. As an educator, you can take proactive steps to transform your school climate to one that tackles anti-LGBTQ bias, promotes respect and dignity for all, and ensures LGBTQ safety and inclusion. Sections include: Current data - An urgent need The terminology What the law says What professional associations say What schools can do to welcome LGBTQ students What individual educators can do to support LGBTQ students Resources

Using Technology to Support High-Impact Educational Practice

Author: Karen S. Ivers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 636

Emphasizing the importance of preparing students for the global workforce, this title explains how to teach using the latest educational technology. • Gain an understanding of the importance of using high impact educational practices to support students' academic achievement, social and global competence, and success in our diverse and digital global community and workforce • Learn about high impact education practices including collaboration, diversity (social competence), global learning (global competence), service- and project-based learning, and research and writing (including media, information, and ICT literacy; eportfolios, and digital citizenship) • Come away with instructional strategies and numerous technology resources that can be used to support high impact educational practices

Youth, Education, and Sexualities: A-J

Author: James Thomas Sears

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Gay youth

Page: 524

View: 331

Featuring more than 200 entries, this work is an authoritative source for educators, researchers and students seeking an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. This work examines policy, practice and research concerning youth who are often the victims of bullying and harassment.

EBOOK: Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools: A Student Teacher's Guide to Professional Issues in Secondary Education

Author: Ian Abbott

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)


Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 101

The fourth edition of this informative, accessible and intellectually engaging teacher training book provides a definitive guide for trainee and newly qualified secondary school teachers and their mentors. The book has been fully updated to reflect the many changes in policy and practice, including developments in the national curriculum, PSHEE and SEN provision. The latest edition covers topics such as how pupils learn, assessment, planning classroom communication and developing positive approaches to pupil behaviour. The wide range of specialist contributors, each bringing extensive first-hand experience of teaching, covers the core professional skills and concepts that new secondary school teachers need to acquire, irrespective of their subject specialism or training route, while the following key features of the book are: • Examples and illustrations from real classroom practice. • Details of current research. • Activities, case studies and scenarios. Ian Abbott, Associate Professor; Prue Huddleston, Emeritus Professor; and David Middlewood, Research Fellow, are all based at the University of Warwick’s Centre for Education Studies, UK.

The Counselor Educator's Guide

Practical In-Class Strategies and Activities

Author: Jude T. Austin, II, PhD, NCC, LPC-R

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company


Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 967

Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. A practical roadmap for teaching graduate counseling courses from start to finish Written for the soon-to-be, newer, or adjunct counselor educator, this is an accessible, practical guide to preparing and teaching a graduate counseling course from start to finish. Authored by skilled counselor educators who found themselves woefully unprepared to teach upon obtaining their first faculty positions, the book proffers their hard-earned wisdom to help new faculty confidently take over the role of instructor. The hands-on guide provides convenient overviews of each course and day-to-day, content-specific strategies for designing and teaching integral course content that is culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate. Offering diverse strategies and activities, the book addresses how to teach courses in CACREP-accredited programs and covers such topics as identifying theoretical orientation; diagnosis, assessment, and treatment planning; developing therapeutic presence; group leadership; genograms; diversity; basic counseling skills; school shootings; suicide; White privilege; and much more. It addresses course objectives, evaluation of student learning, current research, classroom management, use of technology, do’s and don’ts, and advising students. Discussion points and merits of activities are informed by the concept of andragogy, a theory specifically for adult learning. Multicultural and social considerations are woven throughout each chapter. Activities and assignments were developed with feedback from students. KEY FEATURES: Provides a practical roadmap for preparing and teaching a graduate counseling course from start to finish Delivers in-depth practical information on how to teach new material and conduct day-to-day lectures Discusses content-specific teaching strategies and advice Guides new faculty members in understanding how all of the courses in the curriculum influence each other Includes multicultural and social considerations in each chapter Informed by the concept of andragogy, a theory specifically for adult learning

Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools

A Guide to Supporting Students, Changing Lives

Author: Sharon Verner Chappell

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 440

This exploration of effective practices to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and gender-diverse students in elementary, middle, and high school contexts focuses on curriculum, pedagogy, and school environment. Narratives and artwork from the field are framed by sociocultural and critical theory as well as research-based elaboration on the issues discussed. Applications of antidiscrimination law and policy, as well as learning skills like creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking help teachers tackle some of the most significant educational challenges of our time. The stories of real-world practices offer encouragement for building inclusive environments and enhancing social-emotional relationships among youth, families, and schools. Gender Diversity and LGBTQ Inclusion in K-12 Schools provides a helpful roadmap for educators hoping to create safe and empowering spaces for LGBTQ and gender-diverse students and families.