Organizations have the responsibility to ensure that they respect the rights of all of their members. The NSTU is pleased to provide this opportunity for members to access NSTU Equity information online. Members will also be able to access information regarding equity-based conferences as well as links to other organizations that have online equity portals.
- Equity Liaison Handbook (PDF / Page Flip Digital Format)
- GBLTT Teacher Poster (English / French)
- GBLTT with Baby Poster (English / French)
- GBLTT with Child Poster (English / French)
- GBLTT Soccer Poster (English / French)
- Human Rights Poster (English / French)
Supporting Transgender and Transsexual students in K-12 Schools, the fifth publication in an educational series designed to assist teachers, administrators and counselors in understanding sexual and gender minority issues. Authored by Dr. Kristopher Wells, Gayle Roberts and Carol Allan, the 57-page guidebook aims to demystify gender variance and provide evidence-based information for educators wishing to create caring, respectful and safe learning environments for all students.
The per unit cost is $5 (bulk order discounts will apply) and is available for online ordering: Click here
Fighting Antisemitism Together: The two weblinks below are for Choose Your Voice, an antiracism and anti-Semitism education program. It is curriculum-based for students in grades 6 through 10 and fits into Safe Schools Policies, Character Education and anti-bullying programs.
Bibliography of Equity Resources
- Managing Diverse Classrooms by Carrie Rothstein-Fisch and Elise Trumbull
- Gay-Straight Alliances, A Handbook for Students, Educators, and Parents by Ian K. MacGillivray, PhD
- Race to Equity by Tim McCaskell
- Getting Ready for Benjamin edited by Rita M. Kisseen
- Where Race does not Matter by Cecil Foster
- Once Upon a Crime by Eanda Cassidy and Ruth Yates
- Gay-Straight Alliance Handbook: A Comprehensive Resource for Canadian K-12 Teachers, Administrators and School Counsellors
- Outside the Lines (A review of a Halifax Bookstore)
- What Successful Teachers Do in Diverse Classrooms by Neal A. Glasgow, Sarah J. McNary, and Cathy D. Hicks.
- Becoming an Ally Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People by Anne Bishop
- Open Minds To Equality by Nancy Schniedewind and Ellen Davidson
- Inclusive Education (A Casebook and Readings for Prospective and Practicing Teachers) edited by Suzanne E. Wade
- Equity in the Classroom (Towards Effective Pedagogy for Boys and Girls) edited by Patricia F. Murphy and Caroline V. Gipps
- Education, Equality and Human Rights (Issues of Gender, 'Race', Sexuality, Disability and Social Class) edited by Mike Cole
- How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You by Bonnie M. Davis
- Doing Multicultural Education for Achievement and Equity by Carl A. Grant and Christine E. Sleeter
- Learning to Teach Everyone's Children by Dr. Carl Grant and Dr. Maureen Gillette
- Just a Boy by Rob Clinger
- Our Grandmothers, Ourselves (Reflections of Canadian women) edited by Gina Valle
- Challenging Silence, Challenging Censorship published by the Canadian Teachers' Federation
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
- Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research edited by Cathy Caro-Bruce, Ryan Flessner, Mary Klehr and Keneth Zeichner,
- Unleashing the Unpopular: talking about sexual orientation and gender diversity in education edited by Isabel Killoran and Karleen Pendleton Jiménez.
- Many Voices, Many Journeys published by the Canadian Teachers' Federation.
- Why Gender Matters, what parents and teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
- Leading for Diversity - How school leaders promote positive interethnic relations by Rosemay Henze
The NSTU held an historic professional development event on April 7 to 9, 2011. The conference entitled Peace...ing it Together was organized by the NSTU's equity and professional development committees in conjunction with the Sheonoroil Foundation. Its goal was to bring together 250 educators and have them see and experience Peace through the lived realities of fellow NSTU members, following which they were able to return to their respective schools with practical, hands-on strategies that will bring peace to their classrooms. The conferencebegan with a keynote address by Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder and executive director of War Child Canada.
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