PART 3— CLOSURE
Tell the students how important it is to call everyone by the name they like to be called and to leave the mean names that hurt in the penalty box. Emphasize that everyone can help remind each other by Tweeting and saying, “No name-calling here.”
TERMS TO KNOW
Assigned/Legal Name - an name that is assigned to someone at birth and is used on legal documents, such as their birth certificate.
Nickname - a name, usually a shortened or different version of person’s legal name, that a person prefers to use. Or a consensual familiar or humorous name given to a person that they answer to.
Chosen Name - a name that someone chooses to use in full replacement of their legal name.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIFFERENTIATION
For students who have learned the concept of pronouns, these can be added into part 2. For example, students will say “Kai, she/her” or “Aden, they/them” before passing the ball. For Kindergartners, the discussion can begin in the classroom and be reinforced during PE class. For older students, this discussion can be expanded to include slurs and other derogatory comments than name-calling, and can be related with more examples of penalty consequences in sports.
Students can reference and address the Penalty Box throughout the year when name-calling, bullying, or derogatory comments arise in PE.
OTHER LESSONS TO EXPLORE
GLSEN’s Changing the Game Resources for PE teachers and athletic directors, That’s a (Gender) Stereotype!
Name-calling, No Name-Calling Week, anti-bullying, sports.