Welcoming Schools offers teacher-friendly resources designed to help educators create classrooms and schools that are free of gender stereotypes and gender norms that limit all children.

Welcoming Schools has resources that schools can use to help students understand transgender and non-binary people and to support and affirm all students’ identities across the gender spectrum.

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Professional Development Training for Your School: Virtual or On-Site

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program has certified facilitators across the country ready to work with your school or district to improve school climate with gender and LGBTQ inclusive trainings. See…

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Parents/Caregivers, Gender, Secondary, Laws and Policies

A Parent’s Quick Guide for In-School Transitions

Parents and caregivers may find themselves, depending on circumstances, having to play a more active role in “educating the educators” as to what the school needs to do to support…

Gender, Responding to Questions, Bullying

Be Prepared for Questions and Put-Downs about Gender

It is important to practice how to respond to questions related to gender and how to interrupt gender based teasing and bullying. Being prepared will help you embrace teachable moments…

LGBTQ+ Definitions, LGBTQ+, Gender

Defining LGBTQ Words for Elementary School Students

When children ask questions about LGBTQ words, it is often best to offer simple and direct answers. You might choose to answer a student’s question with another question to figure…

Gender, LGBTQ+

Developing a Gender Inclusive School

Creating schools that nurture academic achievement, provide physical and emotional safety and welcome all students are common goals for all educators. As educators, one can create gender-expansive environments that affirm…