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Middle School Genders and Sexuality - Identity and Acceptance Class

In this one time class, students will explore the topics of identity and acceptance regarding their gender and sexuality.
Rhoades
23 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
10-14
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Students will learn about and explore their own conceptions of identity, gender, and sexuality in a safe and supportive environment.
I am a certified teacher for grades 6 - 12. I have sponsored a GSA in a high school for my entire teaching career of nearly six years. This is work that I am highly committed to and have done with young people for some time. I am not a medical professional, and this is not a sex-education course. This is a support group for children who are wishing to explore and discuss issues related to gender and sexuality. I am SAFE Space Certified, and have received training from the GSA Network. 
None
 1 file available upon enrollment
Paper or a notebook, and something to write with. Optional: Colored pencils, pens, markers, crayons or whatever creative tools are most comfortable.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
N/A
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This is a course centered on sensitive topics - it's hard to get more sensitive than gender identity and sexuality. I am not a medical professional - but I am a teacher who has led and sponsored a highly successful GSA program at the high school level for half a decade. This is not a sex-ed class. This is a support group. I would encourage interested parties to examine the resources at GLESN and the GSA Network for the kinds of activities and topics that we will be exploring.
We will rely heavily on GLESN and the GSA Network as well as other short films, documentaries, and infographics.

Why a GSA in Middle School? https://www.edutopia.org/article/supporting-gay-straight-alliance-middle-school

Teaching Tolerance: This is Why We Need a GSA https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2007/this-is-why-we-need-a-gsa

Here's a sample meeting agenda for what you can expect: https://www.gsafewi.org/wp-content/uploads/Middle-School-GSA-Social-Support-Agenda.pdf

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RhoadesGeek Out: Mythology, Gaming, Writing, Exotic Pets, Juggling, Social Justice and MORE!
23 total reviews
31 completed classes

About Me

I'm a current high school English teacher who LOVES working with kids. I'm radically pro-kid first, and helping young-people to explore their passions and find new interests! I have taught Mythology for two years as an English elective; I have 6... 
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