Pride Parade 2012 Vancouver – A fantastic fanfare for what is possibly the biggest rights movement of the 21st Century

When I first started the teaching program, I wondered why the profession of teaching is such a "left leaning" profession (on the political spectrum). I particularly wondered about the profession's position on LGBTQ issues. I could not reconcile the stereotypical figure of an elementary school teacher to my impression of the LGBTQ community which is/was portrayed … Continue reading Pride Parade 2012 Vancouver – A fantastic fanfare for what is possibly the biggest rights movement of the 21st Century

“That’s so gay”

Today I had my first opportunity to address the term "gay" with my students. I walked by a girl telling another boy "you've got to stop using that term." He is not your typical troublemaker - he is good at listening and participates fully in class. The timing is perfect - I think to myself. It … Continue reading “That’s so gay”