In this training, sponsored by the LGBT FSA and FTLC, participants will explore the current culture of their classrooms and gain relevant information about inclusive language and applicable practices. Often visible differences in the classroom receive the most immediate attention. Yet, the unseen diversity components also have a great impact on the classroom learning atmosphere. This workshop employs interactive activities and dialogue. The program will leave educators with an increased awareness of:
· The benefits of an inclusive classroom.
· The promotion of respect, inclusion and healthy communication in classrooms.
· The impact of their own beliefs and behaviors on classroom culture.
· Term definitions and application.