Rebecca Klein covers the challenges faced in school discipline, school segregation and the achievement gap in K education. Bailey Coffman, reading instructional coach, Albuquerque, N. Last year, she kept a watchful eye on the few transgender students who attended the institution. They sometimes act as her protector if any students targeted her. Last year, she watched as some of them got in shouting matches with their intolerant peers. Courtesy of Sam Long Sam Long, a transgender educator in Denver, asked his administration if he could tell his story to the students in a daily school-wide meeting. Listen to the wisdom in the room and you will be amazed by what you will uncover together!
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Transgender Teachers: In Their Own Voices
In reality, my transition has been a non-issue. Not all transgender people have the same luxury or choose the same path. Some just are, or look different than, others. Courtesy of Kelly Jenkins hide caption. Alison Tippett, special education teacher, Massachusetts.
Kelly Jenkins prepares frogs for her students to dissect. Across the country, estimates show less than one percent of the population identifies as transgender. Each choice about what pieces or how much of your identity to share is extremely intentional, and fighting off the fear of being 'found out' by unaccepting colleagues or families is exhausting. Sam Long, biology teacher, Denver. They sometimes act as her protector if any students targeted her.