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12 Ways to Make Your Classroom Safe for LGBTQ Students

By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens  As visibility increases for LGBTQ people and issues, kids are adopting these identities at earlier ages. Just a few decades ago, most … Continue reading

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Unlearning: Three Steps to Changing Bullying Behavior

By Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of  The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention: Best Proven Practices to Combat Cruelty and Build Respect Dear Dr. Borba: My son’s teacher says he bullies a classmate by saying cruel, hurtful things. He denies being mean … Continue reading

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Addressing Microaggressions: Exploring Assumptions and Stereotypes

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School Microaggression. It’s one of those terms that can draw a lot of ire. But is it really “a thing”? According to Dr. Derald Wing Sue, “Microaggressions are … Continue reading

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Properly Pronouncing Students’ Names (And Why It’s Important)

By Erin Frankel, author of the Weird series. Someone asked me recently if I liked my name. “Yes,” I replied without thinking twice. I’ve always liked my name: Erin. Having married a Spaniard and lived in Spain for almost two … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Respect: Preventing and Addressing Bias-Based Bullying

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School (available March 2017) Race. Class. Gender identity. Sexual orientation. Immigration status. Religion. Ability. Differences! Let’s talk about them during National Bullying Prevention Month. The most recent … Continue reading

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