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Techniques to train others: secondary schools Caroline Ellis
Variety of exercises for you to use, adapt, reject Examples of ways to use the existing resources Top 10 tips for training others
9 out of 10 teachers say they have never received any training on how to prevent and respond to homophobic bullying But: 80% of secondary school teachers say they feel some confidence addressing gay issues in the classroom
Confidence ruler NOT AT ALLVERY How confident do you feel challenging homophobic language in the classroom?
Confidence ruler NOT AT ALLVERY Example questions: Why are you at 3 and not zero? What would it take for you to move to 5?
The Wall What are the barriers that prevent you from challenging homophobic language in the classroom?
The Wall Example questions: How might you remove these barriers in the immediate situation? How else might you remove these barriers ?
Facilitated discussion Pick an example from one of the training resources Use it to facilitate a discussion Can be an extended interaction – e.g. show a clip, discuss and then show more Have prompt questions ready: – How do you feel about this situation? – What could improve this situation? – What could we do to prevent this kind of situation? Have other relevant resources at hand to refer to – Supporting lesbian, gay and bisexual young people – Spell It Out teachers guide, tackling homophobia in our schools – Challenging homophobic language
Facilitated discussion - example (Karmels story from FIT: for more information contact Stonewall: How do you feel about this situation? What could improve this situation? What could we do to prevent this kind of situation?
Ways to practice – Case studies Pick examples from the resources that are relevant to you Use the 3 aims of the public sector equality duty as a framework to focus the questions. In this situation: – How could you eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation in this situation? – How could you advance equality of opportunity? – How could you foster good relations between different groups?
Case study example Jordan has come to see you after class. He tells you hes upset because he keeps hearing friends and other students using the word gay all the time, to mean something bad. Hes tried telling them to stop but they just laugh and start calling him gay. He tells you hes not gay but his older brother Solomon is, and it really bothers him that they are saying his brother is not OK. Solomon is also a student in the school and hes told Jordan he cant wait to leave as he is fed up with being called names. Jordan says that a few weeks ago he asked another teacher for some help dealing with it, but she told him that he should just ignore it. In this situation: How could you eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation? How could you advance equality of opportunity? How could you foster good relations between different groups?
Ways to practice – role plays Pick examples from the resources that are relevant to you Assess levels of confidence Can be delivered in different ways: – Individual – pairs/ trios/ small groups – Interactive – facilitators or participants: stop the actionor good practice/ bad practice Give clear instructions As with case studies, you can use the 3 aims of the public sector equality duty as a framework to focus the discussion
Role play example (Coming out section of Stonewall Spell It Out DVD. For more information contact Stonewall: How could this situation be improved for Sally?
Top 10 tips for training others 1.Use the group 2.Use selected statistics that will engage your audience 3.Frame the training positively 4.Use the legislation as a framework and a tool, not as a weapon 5.Use the resources to inform sessions, not as complete sessions
Top 10 tips for training others 6.Make it manageable – one well delivered exercise may be most effective 7.Consider the flow of the session – dont start with role play 8.Use exercises like the wall to inform future sessions such as case studies or role plays 9.Involve others in the planning, and possibly delivery 10.Encourage others to champion change by building in individual action planning