Teaching in Gender Inclusive Classrooms

Teach Sexual Health Lessons in Your Usual Classroom Setting

Teaching sexual health education in gender inclusive classrooms has many advantages. It ensures that all students are receiving the same information, in the same way, thus decreasing any sense of secrecy associated with these topics. The experience of respectful discussion in a co-ed classroom cuts down on disrespectful communication between genders when students have less supervision, such as in hallways, recess, cafeteria, and outside of school. It prepares all students to communicate about sexual health related topics with a future partner, regardless of their gender. It supports sexual violence prevention by not creating false distinctions between men and women. And finally, it does not place an undue burden on nonbinary, transgender, and intersex children to choose a classroom to affiliate themselves with.