In February of 2012 the Gender and Sexuality Acceptance (GSA) Club at Sun Prairie High School began researching and compiling resources and tools to put in a binder. With the help of a local generous donor, the GSA was able to print up and put together a binder for all 118 staff members at their high school. Entitled “Step One: A Resource Guide for Addressing Discrimination”, the binder is meant to be a comprehensive guide of activities, information, and pointers for addressing discrimination in the classroom.
On May 22nd, the students were given time at a staff meeting to present the binder and talk about some of the resources that it contains. Here is an overview of its contents:
Laws and Policies
Physical and Mental Conditions
Here are just a few of the comments that the GSA advisor, Monica Wagner, received from staff members after the students led the training:
– “Thanks so much for the binder and the presentation. This is really important work!”
– “They did a fantastic job yesterday! I saw [one of the GSA students] in the hall and told her what a great job she did. She smiled and kept on walking, but I noticed as she went down the hall, many other teachers told her the same thing. It is a great resource!”
– “I thought they were just marvelous! What fantastic students! And what a wonderful resource! Thank you.”
Kudos to the Sun Praire GSA for your work on the project – a project that has been more than a year in the making, and one that will go on to do lots of good in your school for years to come!
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