On Wednesday September 2, 2015, the Canadian Safe School Network held their first ever Twitter chat, which was part of our social media campaign #TeachTheTeacher. To reach out to parents, educators and other school community members, we facilitated a Twitter chat about how we, as adults, can help LGBTQ youth feel safer as back to school approaches.
We asked four questions:
1. How do teachers integrate LGBTQ topics into their lessons?
2. How do/can schools create a safer/inclusive/accepting space for LGBTQ students and staff?
3. What are issues teachers have witnessed and/or students have shared about identifying as #LGBTQ at school and how did teachers respond?
4. How do teachers personally create a safer, inclusive and/or accepting space for LGBTQ students and staff?
We had many insightful contributions to our discussion; interesting perspectives were shared and amazing resources were recommended. To see the full chat, check out our Storify on the LGBTQ #TeachTheTeacher Twitter chat below!
Given the success of this chat, we have decided to host another Twitter chat! On Wednesday September 16th from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm ETD, we will be discussing the new Ontario Sexual Health Education curricula. We hope you can join us!