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From the Dress Up Corner to the Senior Prom

From the Dress Up Corner to the Senior Prom Author Jennifer Bryan
ISBN-10 9781607099802
Release 2012-03-22
Pages 296
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Very few PreK-12 teachers are adequately trained to address the gender identity and sexual identity of their students in a developmentally-appropriate and pedagogically-sound manner. Yet responsible adults—parents, educators, pre-service teachers, coaches, religious instructors, camp administrators and school counselors— must help children navigate the inherently diverse, increasingly complex world of gender and sexuality in the twenty-first century. From the Dress-Up Corner to the Senior Prom is a practical, forward thinking resource for anyone involved in educating children and adolescents. Jennifer Bryan takes readers into classrooms, administrative meetings, recess, parent conferences, and the annual pep rally to witness the daily manifestations of Gender and Sexuality Diversity at school. She provides a coherent framework for understanding what readers "see," and invites them to use a contemporary, heart/mind perspective as they consider the true developmental needs of all elementary, middle, and high school students. The book features thoughtful questions, models of dialogue, accessible lesson plans, and many pedagogical strategies. At the heart of this book, though, are the evocative stories from teachers, students, and parents that Bryan has listened to over the span of her career. These personal anecdotes bring the comprehensive explorations of this seminal work to life.



Get Out Now

Get Out Now Author Mary Rice Hasson
ISBN-10 9781621577546
Release 2018-08-14
Pages 256
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Should we stay or should we go? Millions of parents with children in public schools can't believe they're asking this question. But they are. And you should be asking it too. Almost overnight, America's public schools have become morally toxic. And they are especially poisonous for the hearts and minds of children from religious families of every faith—ordinary families who value traditional morality and plain old common sense. Parents' first duty is to their children—to their intellect, their character, their souls. The facts on the ground point to one conclusion: get out now.



Talking About Sex

Talking About Sex Author Elizabeth A. Harkins Monaco
ISBN-10 9781475839852
Release 2018-03-28
Pages 140
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This book will address sexual development of people with autism spectrum disorders as well as other intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. It also considers special considerations for group homes and recreational facilities, and concepts of ethics and models of consent (medical, legal, social, and educational.)



Transgender People and Education

Transgender People and Education Author Clare Bartholomaeus
ISBN-10 9781349953097
Release 2018-01-10
Pages 195
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This book provides a comprehensive account of the educational experiences of students, parents, and educators—both transgender and cisgender—in the context of current debates about the inclusion of transgender people in schools. Drawing on critiques of cisgenderism and emphasizing the importance of a "whole of school" approach, Transgender People and Education explores complex topics including sexuality education for transgender young people, teaching gender diversity, the journeys of cisgender parents of transgender children, the experiences of transgender parents and educators in schools, and the role of cisgender administrators, educators, and school counselors and psychologists in creating inclusive school cultures. Reporting on empirical analyses conducted by the authors, the book makes a unique contribution to thinking about gender diversity in schools and advocates for the broadening of educational approaches beyond narrow gender binaries.



The Different Dragon

The Different Dragon Author Jennifer Bryan
ISBN-10 0967446864
Release 2006
Pages 32
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A bedtime story takes Noah on an amazing journey with his cat, where they meet a dragon who doesn't want to be scary and fierce.



Becoming a Model Minority

Becoming a Model Minority Author Fang GAO
ISBN-10 9780739136850
Release 2010-03-25
Pages 144
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Becoming a Model Minority: Schooling Experiences of Ethnic Koreans in China looks at the manner in which ethnic Korean students construct self-perception out of the model minority stereotype in their school and lives in Northeast China. It also examines how this self-perception impacts the strength of the model minority stereotype in their attitudes toward school and strategies for success. Fang Gao shows how this stereotype tends to obscure significant barriers to scholastic success suffered by Korean students, as well as how it silences the disadvantages faced by Korean schooling in China's reform period and neglects the importance of multiculturalism and racial equality under the context of a harmonious society.



Gender and Sexualities in Education

Gender and Sexualities in Education Author Elizabeth J. Meyer
ISBN-10 1433123258
Release 2014
Pages 485
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This volume is about the education of gender and sexualities, which is to say it explores how gender and sexuality identities and differences get constructed through the process of education and -schooling-. Wittingly or not, educational institutions and educators play an important role in -normalizing- gender and sexuality differences by disciplining, regulating, and producing differences in ways that are -intelligible- within the dominant or hegemonic culture. To make gender and sexuality identities and differences intelligible through education is to understand them through the logic of separable binary oppositions (man-woman, straight-gay), and to valorize and privilege one normalized identity within each binary (man, straight) and simultaneously stigmatize and marginalize the -other- identity (woman, gay). Educational institutions have been set up to normalize the construction of gender and sexual identities in these ways, and this is both the overt and the -hidden- curriculum of schooling. At the same time, the -postmodern- times in which we live are characterized by a proliferating of differences so that the binary oppositional borders that have been maintained and policed through schooling, and that are central to maintaining highly inequitable power relations and rigid gender roles, are being challenged, resisted, and in other ways profoundly destabilized by young people today."



LGBT Youth Issues Today

LGBT Youth Issues Today Author David E. Newton
ISBN-10 1610693159
Release 2014
Pages 318
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Explores issues pertaining to LGBT youth, including the challenges of coming out, bullying, homelessness, and suicidal ideation, and provides a brief history of same-sex behavior and its cultural perception.



Understanding Independent School Parents

Understanding Independent School Parents Author Michael G. Thompson
ISBN-10 0984991700
Release 2012-02
Pages 85
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Understanding Independent School Parents is a practical guide for teachers provides advice for forging successful relationships with independent school parents. Written by a seasoned school psychologist and an experienced classroom teacher, this book aims to help teachers and administrators understand today's families and maintain healthy relationships with them. Readers will learn how to create school environments that support both teachers and parents, make the most of parent conferences, and manage those disruptive and difficult "five percenter" parents who can make a teacher's life miserable.



Rethinking Sexism Gender and Sexuality

Rethinking Sexism  Gender  and Sexuality Author Rachel Harper
ISBN-10 0942961595
Release 2014-12
Pages 400
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There has never been a more important time for students to understand sexism, gender, and sexuality--or to make schools nurturing places for all of us. The thought-provoking articles and curriculum in this life-changing book will be invaluable to everyone who wants to address these issues in their classroom, school, home, and community.



The New Teacher Book

The New Teacher Book Author Terry Burant
ISBN-10 9780942961478
Release 2010
Pages 376
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Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically a teacher's hardest. This expanded collection of writings and reflections offers practical guidance on how to navigate the school system, form rewarding relationships with colleagues, and connect in meaningful ways with students and families from all cultures and backgrounds.



Single Sex Schools

Single Sex Schools Author Cornelius Riordan
ISBN-10 9781475813654
Release 2015-07-02
Pages 90
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Single sex schooling might appear to be an obscure issue on the sidelines of the educational policy debates of our times. But it is far from this. In fact, a sizable number of people and political organizations would like to make these schools obscure, but somehow they are “scaling up” rather than down. In 1996, there were only two public single sex schools operating in America. By 2015 there are now at least 100 public single sex schools, despite opposition from the outset. These schools are primarily serving poor, urban, black and Latino, at risk children. This book takes up the challenge of studying the effectiveness of single sex schools. Riordan frees the discussion of its ideological and political baggage and brings a degree of theoretical and empirical balance to the debate. The book provides a sociological foundation for considering single sex schools. The basic argument is that the larger school context of all girls or all boys serves as the driving factor for producing favorable outcomes in single sex schools.



Reading Writing and Rising Up

Reading  Writing  and Rising Up Author Linda Christensen
ISBN-10 9780942961256
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 186
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Give students the power of language by using the inspiring ideas in this very readable book.



Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments Author Emily S. Fisher
ISBN-10 9781136663390
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 274
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The importance of creating safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students in the school environment cannot be overstated. It is one of the most prominent issues facing school professionals today, and its success has lasting, positive effects on the entire student body. Drawing on the expertise of researchers and practitioners, Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments provides a comprehensive examination of the topics most relevant for school professionals. The first section lays out the theoretical foundation and background school professionals need to understand the social and political trends that impact LGBTQ individuals, the development of sexual orientation and gender identity, risk and resilience factors, and the intersection of LGBTQ identity with other aspects of diversity. The second section explores topics critical for the development of safe, supportive school environments, including understanding legal and ethical mandates, training school personnel, addressing bullying and harassment, and developing inclusive classrooms. Special topics related to counseling LGBTQ students, supporting families of LGBTQ students, becoming an ally and advocate in the schools, and connecting with community resources are also covered. CE credit is available to purchasers of this book at www.mensanapublications.com.



Cole Family Christmas

Cole Family Christmas Author Jennifer Liu Bryan
ISBN-10 0981626505
Release 2008
Pages 74
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One snowy Christmas in the coal-mining town of Benham, Kentucky, nine children and their parents discover that the most precious gifts come from the heart, in this tale based on family members' recollections. Includes a historical family photograph of the Cole family in 1919 and an epilogue about the family's years following the story.



The Transgender Child

The Transgender Child Author Stephanie Brill
ISBN-10 9781573443180
Release 2008-06-28
Pages 200
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What do you do when your son insists on wearing a dress to school? Or when your toddler daughter's first sentence is that she's a boy? Offering an extensive understanding of gender-variant and transgender youth, The Transgender Child answers these questions and more. Covering developmental, legal, medical, and school issues, The Transgender Child is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind guidebook for the unique challenges that thousands of families face raising children who step outside of the pink or blue box.



Looking Inward

Looking Inward Author Jennifer Bryan
ISBN-10 9780812201499
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 280
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"You must see yourself." The exhortation was increasingly familiar to English men and women in the two centuries before the Reformation. They encountered it repeatedly in their devotional books, the popular guides to spiritual self-improvement that were reaching an ever-growing readership at the end of the Middle Ages. But what did it mean to see oneself? What was the nature of the self to be envisioned, and what eyes and mirrors were needed to see and know it properly? Looking Inward traces a complex network of answers to such questions, exploring how English readers between 1350 and 1550 learned to envision, examine, and change themselves in the mirrors of devotional literature. By all accounts, it was the most popular literature of the period. With literacy on the rise, an outpouring of translations and adaptations flowed across traditional boundaries between religious and lay, and between female and male, audiences. As forms of piety changed, as social categories became increasingly porous, and as the heart became an increasingly privileged and contested location, the growth of devotional reading created a crucial arena for the making of literate subjectivities. The models of private reading and self-reflection constructed therein would have important implications, not only for English spirituality, but for social, political, and poetic identities, up to the Reformation and beyond. In Looking Inward, Bryan examines a wide range of devotional and secular texts, from works by Walter Hilton, Julian of Norwich, and Thomas Hoccleve to neglected translations like The Chastising of God's Children and The Pricking of Love. She explores the models of identification and imitation through which they sought to reach the inmost selves of their readers, and the scripts for spiritual desire that they offered for the cultivation of the heart. Illuminating the psychological paradigms at the heart of the genre, Bryan provides fresh insights into how late medieval men and women sought to know, labor in, and profit themselves by means of books.