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TESOL 2014 – Resources from the LGBTF Forum Roundtable

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Here is a list of resources discussed at the LGBTF Forum roundtable at TESOL 2014. Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit Gay Straight Alliance Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) National Council of Teachers of English National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Peace Learner Safe Schools Coalition Seattle and King County Dept. […]

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Tags: blog · global issues resources · LGBT Issues · listservs · professional organizations · TESOL 2014

Dale Hansen on Michael Sam Coming Out

February 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Michael Sam, a University of Missouri student who is expected to be drafted in the NFL, recently came out. Public reaction has been mixed, with some NFL personnel saying that they wouldn’t be comfortable having a gay player in the locker room. This video, featuring Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen, offers a powerful response to these […]

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Tags: global issues activities · LGBT Issues · listening · video

Valentine’s Day activity from Teaching Tolerance

February 6th, 2014 · No Comments

This Valentine’s Day activity from Teaching Tolerance provides insight into Valentine’s Day’s roots as a holiday of resistance. It also highlights the injustices that can occur during this holiday — “moments of exclusion and ostracism, assumptions of a heterosexual norm” — and draws a parallel between the ban on gay marriage and the ban on […]

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Tags: blog · bullying · global issues activities · global issues resources · human rights · k-12 · lesson plans · LGBT Issues · poverty & wealth · racism · speaking

Russia’s Crackdown on Homosexuality / Olympic Boycotts

August 1st, 2013 · No Comments

I’d like to share a couple of articles about the ongoing crackdown by Russia’s government on homosexuality. This article summarizes the issues well, detailing the various laws that have been passed. These include a ban on adoption by gay parents and a law allowing police to arrest tourists and hold them for up to two […]

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Tags: blog · bullying · global issues activities · human rights · LGBT Issues · protests · reading · visual aids

No Name-Calling Week

January 18th, 2013 · No Comments

January 21 to 25th is No Name-Calling Week, a national campaign aimed at combating bullying in schools. The resources page features links to lesson plans for elementary, middle school and high school students. There are also art lessons and promotional materials. None of these activities are specifically targeted towards language learners, but many could be […]

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Tags: art as activism · bullying · global issues activities · human rights · k-12 · lesson plans · LGBT Issues

TDD Summer 2010 Presentation – Creating “Safe Zones” for LGBTQ ESL Students

August 4th, 2010 · No Comments

At our last teacher development day, my wife gave a presentation on helping LGBTQ students and instructors feel comfortable and respected in our classes, and in our program as a whole. Below, you can find PDFs of the different materials she used. Her presentation was based in part on USF’s Safe Zone program. We started […]

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · global issues activities · human rights · LGBT Issues · presentations · reading · vocabulary