Entries by jenniferbryan

Notes from a CHOP Workshop, Part 2: An Aha! Moment

Guest blogger Alison Cupp Relyea brings us the second in a series of three blog posts inspired by the leaders of the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). We welcome you to join us in this conversation! -Lani Blechman   Let’s focus on one statistic—one small moment in the presentation by […]

Educator Spotlight: Zach Bernard & The Different Dragon as a 2nd Grade Class Play

TFC: How does your knowledge of the Gender and Sexuality Diversity (GSD) framework inform your teaching? Zachary Bernard: Considering the GSD framework has been especially helpful in making me reconsider the types of gender roles I represent through literature and media in my classroom. It has taken a conscious effort to shift my classroom library, […]

Notes from a CHOP Workshop, Part 1: Reflecting on a Teacher’s Role in Gender Identity

Guest blogger Alison Cupp Relyea brings us the first in a series of three blog posts inspired by the leaders of the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In this post, Alison dives into the role of educators in being comfortably uncomfortable and proactively affirming our students’ identities and identity […]

Review: Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity

Guest blogger Alison Relyea reviews Who Are You?: The Kids Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin Whedbee and illustrated by Naomi Bardoff. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.  Order the book here!   Who Are You?: The Kids Guide to Gender Identity is an insightful book that provides educators and parents a new resource for teaching gender diversity. With simple […]

Family Dinner

Happy New Year! We have a few exciting projects teed up for 2017, and at the top of that list is the addition of our guest blogger, Alison Cupp Relyea, to the TFC team. Alison is a a writer and mother of three children who taught elementary school for many years in New York City. Through […]

A Tale of Two People (You Might Know)

Heather Newman’s TED talk is worthy of a blog post. Meg Taylor, head of the Robert Parker School in upstate New York, shared the talk with me. Meg is proud of this Parker alum and their remarkable story, and she knew I too would deeply appreciate Heather’s story. I actually watched the talk back in […]

A Memorial Day Paradox

In high schools on Tuesday educators may discuss Memorial Day. Who knows why we didn’t have school yesterday? And some students will know that on Memorial Day we honor the people who have died protecting the freedom of the United States. If teachers invite students to do a little digging, they will learn that in […]