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Home Away From Home: How to Create an Identity-Safe Classroom for Students of All Ages

What are some ways that teachers can help students feel free to be themselves in the classroom? In this collection you will find some answers.
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Home Away From Home: How to Create an Identity-Safe Classroom for Students of All Ages
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Fight for Individuality and actively support the LGBT community by becoming more awre of how to handle delicate situations like bullying of gay students in your classrooms and schools in general. Situations like these need to be handled with care, and teachers need to read texts like this so as to understand it from these students' point of view. This text is a diverse collection of information, covering all the basics---including suggestions about how to support students beyond the classroom ("
  • missheardmagazine.com
    missheardmagazine.com

    Bullying Prevention Month: Turning Your Classroom into a Safe Space by Michelle Manno

    5 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Refer to this extremely valuable and free toolkit that provides activities and materials that students can use in the classroom. These materials provide team-based experiences so as to foster communication between students about the importance of identity and tolerance, and understanding who they are as individuals. It's a great way to promote acceptance of diversity and individuality in your classroom.
  • lanetwork.facinghistory.org
    lanetwork.facinghistory.org

    Five Ways to Create a Safe Classroom Space

    5 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Here's one teacher's collection of creative ideas on how to keep your classroom safe and help everyone feel like they can be at home and be themselves in your classroom.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Watch one teacher's own Extensive Webinar on how to make your classroom identity safe, created by a teacher with experience in the field.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Read about different socio-emotional theories and strategies for cultivating Identity Safe classrooms. I like how this article provides extended resources with regards to different techniques. A must-read for those who are Identity Safe conscious Teachers in today's world!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    A comprehensive and informative text. It covers all the bases and answers complex questions with ease. It's a must-have for educators of today.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Learn about why "identity safe classrooms" helps to create an environment for students to reach their maximum potential. I chose this video because of its straightforward manner while also handling a delicate topic in a very considerate way. It helps to hear from teachers themselves what they think of identity safe classrooms. It's a great introduction to use for educators new to the field!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    If you want to know what makes kids feel safest in your classroom, then watch this video! A valuable tool for educators of all ages, not only young students. It's a kid friendly video, so it would be a great thing to show your class as well learn from yourself!