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Resources. "Hir" Poem about trangsgendered youth. Gender Neutral Pronouns. Transgender Today - Eli (sometimes) Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Gender Dress. For centuries, students at Britain's Oxford University had to stick to a dress code regarding who wore suits and who wore skirts.

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Gender Dress

This will all change on August 4 after the university amended its rules related to formal academic clothing. Students will soon be allowed to wear what they like. This means that women can attend formal events and exams in a suit and bow tie and men can wear a skirt, blouse and stockings. Understanding Transgender People. Does being transgender mean the same as being homosexual or gay?

Understanding Transgender People

As more people are identifying as transgender the topic becomes more complicated. The new book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, by author Laura Erickson-Schroth was written by and for transgender and gender-nonconforming people to explain the social, political, and medical issues they face. ESL Voices Lesson Plan for this post with Answer Key. Lesson Plan: Gender Stereotypes! Happy women’s day!

Lesson Plan: Gender Stereotypes!

Continuing with this topic I have prepared a lesson for my intermediate course on men and women role stereotypes that I would like to share with you. A Global View: The Adventure of Kid-Friendly Foreign Films. Image credit: iStockphoto For many of us, Oscar week can serve as the annual reminder of how many great grown-up films we have yet to see, and how many kids' movies we've already seen -- over and over and over. Next time you're faced with indoor recess or a snow day, movie night or a free period before a holiday, resist the temptation to pop in Finding Nemo or Shrek (though I love these, too), and use the opportunity to take a journey around the world. Of all the great global learning tools out there, films from diverse countries are among of my very favorites. The Benefits of Active Viewing.

Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood. Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom. Do you ever feel stuck in a rut while planning your language classes?

Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

The Science Behind Classroom Norming. Celebrated teachers like Jamil Odom, Ron Clark, and Rebecca Mieliwocki create transcendent classroom cultures year after year.

The Science Behind Classroom Norming

It’s not magic, it’s science. Our modern understanding of social norming occurred in 1936, when Muzafer Sherif studied the autokinetic effect, a phenomenon that occurs when people observe a stable light inside a dark space. After time passes, everyone "sees" the light move. Can ‘Harry Potter’ Change the World? -

Photo If you’re on Facebook, there’s a big chance you’ve seen a friend list 10 books “that have stayed with them in some way.”

Can ‘Harry Potter’ Change the World? -

And if you’ve seen such a list, there’s a big chance the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling was among the 10. Gallery: What inequality means to me. Inequality is a complicated term.

Gallery: What inequality means to me

It can be applied to so many factors, for one thing. There’s income inequality, asset inequality, gender inequality, social, class, political … you name it, someone, somewhere likely feels (and is) hard done by. Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter - Mic. The news: Harry Potter's greatest feat might not have been defeating Voldemort, but teaching young people around the world to battle prejudice.

Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter - Mic

At least that's the finding of a new paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, which claims reading the Harry Potter series significantly improved young peoples' perception of stigmatized groups like immigrants, homosexuals or refugees. The studies: The Pacific Standard broke down the three studies used in this paper. World Day for Cultural Diversity - May, 21. May, 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity.

World Day for Cultural Diversity - May, 21

Let' s see some activities we can do to celebrate this day. First of all, you can surf the following sites to get more information about this celebration. UN website: How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy. "Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year. " There's Been a Stunning Trend in Children's Books Over the Last 12 Years. Since 2002, the number of children's books published in the United States has increased, but the number of children's books about people of color has decreased.

There's Been a Stunning Trend in Children's Books Over the Last 12 Years

Essentially, children's books are doing the opposite of what we need them to be doing. Rather than becoming more inclusive, they are becoming more exclusive. Rather than telling stories that reflect the lives of all the diverse young people reading them, they're focusing in on singular experiences that are already pervasive across the media. Roar – Katy Perry – ESL lesson plan. Official site of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign. Have you heard about #DVPIT? #DVPIT is a twitter pitching event hosted and moderated by Beth Phelan. Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking. Recently, I showed a group of students in my high school art class a film called Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink), about a seven-year-old boy named Ludovic who identifies as female.