Resources for Educators during Online Schools
We know that supportive educators are one of the four main supports that can really make a difference
You can support your students by showing visible signs, teaching inclusively, and through continued learning.
- Show visible support in online schools by considering your profile photo or printing out a Safe Space poster to hang behind you while you teach over video.
- Use our Inclusive Curriculum Guide to reflect on your curriculum and find ways to increase its LGBTQ visibility.
- Watch and share our Educator Webinar Series, featuring Supporting Students of Color and Mental Health Advocacy.
- Listen to podcasts on Supporting LGBTQ Youth during COVID-19, Pronoun Power, and Making Schools Safer for LGBT Students
- Some students who have not needed to attend a GSA might be looking for your support at this time. Consider approaching your administrator for permission to send out a school-wide announcement about virtual GSA meetings.
- Many of your students are not out to their families, so being at home can come with extra risks. It’s important to be mindful of this in your supportive actions, such as sharing supportive resources to all of your students, starting an LGBTQ-supportive club meeting under a more vague name, and circulating a sign up form for students who want to talk with you as the GSA advisor or supportive adult in lieu of attending a group club.
Check out our virtual resources for more resources, webinars, and GSA activitites!
You can also join our Educator Forum on Facebook to connect to other GSA advisors and educators from across the country. Join today to share lesson ideas, ask questions, and stay posted with our free resources and monthly educator webinars!
Remember that your connection to your students is important, now more than ever. The efforts that you are making to keep reaching out and prioritizing your students’ safety are making a difference!