5 ways to make classrooms more inclusive

Back in September, teacher Mary Gilreath’s first-grade class was asked to wear blue for Peace Day. An adult worried the girls might not own blue shirts, and Gilreath saw an opportunity for her Boulder classroom. She shared the story with her students. “What do you all think about that?” Gilreath asks them. “Maybe it’s because girls mostly wear dresses?” a girl wonders. “Oh, is that true?” Gilreath replies. “What do you all think?” The first graders erupt in a chorus of “No!” Gilreath goes out of her way to address gender identity in her classroom.  READ MORE

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