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Posted on October 19, 2015 1:06 am
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aXyheN
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Everything is Gay
Students in Mr. Jones' class have a habit of calling anything with negative gay. Mr. Jones has requested the students find an alternative word but they continue to use it. How can he convince students to not use this word in negative contexts only?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 19, 2015 2:28 am

MePyJy
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I would first make sure that those using the word knew what it meant. I would ask them this, if you were a gay person or knew a gay person would you still use the word around them or yourself, Why? . If that didn't work i would then tell them if they continue to use it in my classrom it would be considered a action worthy of displine.
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Kathy Allen
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This is a good idea to educate students about the kind of language they are using and the differences that students have.
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 8:05 pm

WeDyje
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Yes i think if you tell them and they still continue disciple in necessary.
  Posted on: July 6, 2018 11:21 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 29, 2016 2:21 am

uJasuX
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It's certainly time for a class meeting. Discuss tolerance and acceptance. If possible, have an advocate for the LGBT community come and speak to your class. Students understand the issue more when there are real people in front of them.
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Solution 3
Posted February 22, 2016 5:06 pm

Victoria Horn
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If the student continues to use that word in a negative connotation, I would either make a phone call home to make sure parents are aware and maybe give the students a few warnings. If the students still continues, make sure there is a effective system in line to make sure they have appropriate behavior.
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Solution 4
Posted March 2, 2016 3:37 pm

uhyJas
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I would ask the students if they knew what that word meant, and ask them to give me what they think it means. Then I would tell them if they keep using that word there will be consequences. I would tell them that there is no reason to use that kind of language in the classroom they might be able to use it at home but not in my classroom.
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uWuXyj
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make sure that they understand that negatively using that word should not be accepted anywhere, including home. Don't let them think that it is not bad outside of school.
  Posted on: February 26, 2017 12:37 am

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Solution 5
Posted July 6, 2017 5:55 pm

MeRepe
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At this point I believe disciplinary action should be allowed. In this situation it is used to mean offense and that is not something that should be taken lightly. It's just as bad as cursing or using racial slurs and such. I would probably provide a lesson full of words to use instead of that or bring in a guest speaker to educate the kids on perhaps the LGBT community or teach them how offensive language like that is not welcomed anywhere.
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Solution 6
Posted February 29, 2016 8:02 pm

Beqena
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He could speak with other teachers because maybe these students are hearing this from friends in other classes and then the teachers can work together to eliminate the use of the word. Teachers can encourage students to put themselves in another person's shoes.
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Solution 7
Posted October 12, 2016 7:37 pm

jaDehy
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I would ask two questions: "How do you feel when people use a term that you identify with in a negative way? Do you think it is too hard to say that is stupid, or unnecessary, or not cool?"
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Solution 8
Posted October 8, 2017 8:03 pm

Maritza
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It would be important to give the students some background information about the gay rights movement in the United States. By doing this, the teacher could show the students that the word "gay" is use to refer to a person that feels attracted to people from the same sex. By using it with a negative connotation, the students are being disrespectful towards gay people.
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Solution 9
Posted July 8, 2018 6:42 pm

Jeanette Jenkins
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I would let the students know that this isn't an appropriate way to use the word and let them know what it is. I would ask them if they would like to be treated the way that they are using the word.
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Solution 10
Posted October 19, 2015 1:14 am

SaSyJe
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I would first have a lesson on connotation of words. Then I would have the students complete several activities regarding negative conniption of words, and possibly have them perform skits using negative connotation. If this continued to be a problem, I would then take disciplinary actions.
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Solution 11
Posted February 23, 2017 4:30 am

beTyze
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I think a good way to solve this problem is to send the student home with a letter explaining to the parent his use of the word "gay" and his parent should have a serious talk with him. If this doesn't work and he continues to call out I would sent him to the office with a referral and schedule a parent conference.
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Solution 12
Posted February 24, 2017 4:42 pm

nick morse
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Ask the students if they fully understand what the word means.
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Solution 13
Posted February 25, 2018 3:39 am

PeWaje
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I think teach them what the word means like others have mentioned is important. If they know already what the word means, I would advise not overreact or start disciplining the students. The reason for this is that the students will always use words like this not necessarily to belittle anyone for example growing up I recall students using both that word and the word Lame. We were not trying to offend people who could not walk though, it just became synonymous with something that not going our way. If you remove this word they will find another word that may offend people later on. Its just a part of growing up, we can't micromanage everything the students do.
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