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  1. Addressing Homo- and transphobia in Schools

  2. Program Gettinginto schools. How tocreateaneye opening effect with the teachers? Methods we use in the classroom Tips & Tricks 4 every1 Conclusion

  3. Gettinginto schools IT IS DIFFICULT!

  4. Gettinginto schools Round 1 Knowhowyourlocal school system works • When do schools make a year planning? • How much budget is thereavailablefor extra schooling? • How do schools look at LGBT relaited topics? • Email? Paper mailing? Infiltration? • ….. • ….. • ….. • ….. • …..

  5. Gettinginto schools Round 2 Youknowyour schoolsystem, whatmethods do youuse? • Do you have studies of LGBT relatedproblems in schools in your country? • Do you have a network of LGBT teacherswhocanwork as a door opener • Do you have (e-mail) addresses of all the schools in yourdisctrict/country? Andwhen do you mail themtopromote workshops? • Worktogetherwithministry of educationifpossible. (school inspectionetc.) • BUT MOST IMPORANT: HOW DO YOU SELL YOUR WORKSHOPS?

  6. How tocreateaneye opening effect with the teachers?

  7. We allthink a boy/girl is like…. Being direct In your face Director Take the lead Helpfull Listening Caring Tidy Talk aboutemotions Talk a lot Organiser Rational Crying Sweet Lookinggood Want the last word Funny dominant intelligent Chaotic

  8. Gender what?

  9. How tocreateaneye opening effect with the teachers? M V mooi sterk attractive brave cooking career Taking care work strong cooking brave Taking care not normal normal

  10. How tocreateaneye opening effect with the teachers? OK NOT OK OK Conforming

  11. The importance of working on gender issues FAQ pupils: “Why do gay men always talk with high voices?” “ In a relationship between women, who mows the lawn?” “Children need a mother and a father, so a same sex couple isn’t able to raise children.” In 2013 çavaria published a new tool for the primary schools. More than ever before we focus on gender issues!

  12. Methods we use in the classroom First impression is everything

  13. Methods we use in the classroom First impression is everything

  14. Methods we use in the classroom Do you go from point A to B? Or do you go from A to D andthento B?

  15. Methods we use in the classroom Make itfun!

  16. Tips & Tricks forteachers • Intergrate LGBT in the anti bullying policy • Tackle stereotypes withinyourstaff • Invest in student counseling • Invest in a inclusive employee policy • Make LGBT’svisible (flyers, brochures, books……)

  17. Tips & Tricks I amafraidtoteachkidsabout LGBT subjects Informyourselfusematerialthat is out there Be carefullifyou are notconfident. Use the Point A to D to B strategy. MAKE IT FUN! Don’ttrytoconvincestudentswithyour opinion

  18. Tips & Tricks It is forbidden in religion Rulenumber 1: Don’tdiscussreligion Be open mindedifpeople have negativeemotionstowards the subject. Just place the emotionsgiveit room but set a boundarybecause of safety. Have a dialogenoteverybody has the same opinion. Don’tconvince but talk…let students correct eachother!

  19. Tips & Tricks een concrete aanleiding It is forbidden in religion Stimulatestudentsto search in booksforanswers Focus on the corevalues of religion. Love eachotherand respect. Use the right materialifavailable in your country

  20. Tips & Tricks It is forbidden in religion Trytobecuriousabouttheir opinionsostudentsdon’t feel attacked. Know: ‘Genderstereotypes en machoculture are on the base of LGBT phobianotreligion

  21. Tips & Tricks een concrete aanleiding It is notnatrual! Question: ‘Wat is natural? Is beingtired’ natural? Is ‘falling in love’ natural? Do youchoose love? ‘The way animals live in nature. Is thatnatural?’ A lot of animals have homoseksualbehaviour

  22. Tips & Tricks vertrekpunt: veranderende wetgeving / actua They are goingtoatackmy opinion! Create a distance: let studentshearotheropinions. The discussioncan’tbeaboutyour opinion. Just make sureopinions are respectfull!

  23. Tips & Tricks A dayaboutLGBT’s….parentswillbepissed!!! It is a diversityday, LGBT is onlyone of many subjects. Lots of studentswillstay at home thatday Make sure the announcementgivesonly the essential information like: Respect Day or Diversity Day….

  24. Conclusion Importance ofworking together! Search ‘allies’ in individuals, politicians, non profit organisations,… • Focus on different levels at the same time: Teachers, pupils, LGBT teachers, head principals,... • Try to achieve quality in the LGBT sessions for pupils and teachers • Working on LGBT issues is working on gender issues

  25. Questions? Remarks? More information? kaj.poelman@cavaria.be www.cavaria.be Kammerstraat 22, B – 9000 Gent Belgium