Making Schools Safe and Inclusive for Transgender Students

Making Schools Safe and Inclusive for Transgender Students

Social and Behavioral

Although many transgender students thrive throughout their elementary, secondary and college years, they may face additional challenges that their peers don’t. It’s educators’ jobs to nurture the education of students, and the need to respect all students must supersede any feelings about a student’s gender identity. This course will explore challenges faced by transgender students and how educators can communicate with respect and caring. Topics covered include what it means to be transgender and ways to promote tolerance in the classroom.

Course Authors
Walter G. Meyer
Walter G. Meyer is an author and anti-bullying expert whose critically acclaimed novel Rounding Third was based in part on his own high school experiences. Meyer has spoken about bullying at universities, libraries and LGBTQ+ centers and on radio shows across the country. He is active in numerous LGBTQ+ groups. He is also the co-author of The Respectful Leader.
Catherine Mattice
Catherine Mattice is the president of Civility Partners, a consulting, training and coaching firm focused on helping organizations create more positive and respectful workplaces. She is an adjunct professor, and has authored two books, Back Off! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work and Seeking Civility: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying. Visit www.CivilityPartners.com for more information.
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