Impacts on Personal Practice

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Impacts on Personal Practice by Mind Map: Impacts on Personal Practice

1. Become familiar with new curriculum and new professional resources

2. Teacher of Language Arts

2.1. Provide a space that is clearly safe for all students

2.2. Accurately and frequently connect course content to historical and current issues of sexism and heterosexism

2.3. Intervene when issues of homophobia or sexism occur and ensure that understanding and empathy result

2.4. Attend professional development for:equity and inclusive practices, new curriculum, anti-bias teaching

2.5. Advocate for and consistently use resources that address current issues in Gender and Sexuality

2.6. Explicitly teach students how to interpret literary works using feminist, queer and alternative theories

2.7. Include LGTBQ and gender issues ignored by colleagues

2.8. Welcome respectful discussion regarding sexuality and gender even if it is "off topic"

2.9. Model inclusive teaching practices and intervention strategies

2.10. Collaborate to develop and implement school-wide inclusion event #dayofinclusion

2.11. Develop a pool of gender and sexuality resources that can be accessed by students and colleagues interested in further research

2.12. Support the school GSA

2.13. Develop inquiry units around media and gender and sexuality

3. Teacher-Librarian

3.1. Limited availability of library resources with appropriate gender and LGBTQ content from publishers or vendors (especially Canadian)

3.2. Library budget limited to specific curricular resources or board wide initiatives

3.3. Collaborate with teachers hesitant to address LGBTQ content

3.4. Include LGBTQ and gender issues ignored by colleagues

3.5. Address opportunities to identify sexism and heterosexism in content presented to students

3.6. Book talk new titles identifying sexism or heterosexism as one of the themes of the book

3.7. Include titles relating to LGBTQ and gender issues in class picture book selections or literature circle selections.

3.8. Promote genres vs. `boy` books or `girl` books

3.9. Be aware of (or develop) clear policy to deal with challenges from parents/community

3.10. Understand board and provincial resource selection policy re:gender and sexuality

3.11. Provide professional development re: gender and sexuality issues

3.12. Purchase titles based on student interests and requests not gender preferences

3.13. Model inclusive teaching practices and intervention strategies

3.14. Develop and implement school-wide inclusion event #dayofinclusion

4. Set aside personal biases

5. Use inclusive language

6. Identify areas where inclusion or intervention are possible