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There is a male student at my school who likes to wear nail polish and lipstick. Many of the teachers see this as a class distraction. How can teachers minimize distractions in the class without infringing upon the students' beliefs/feelings/rights?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
Schools should be a place that welcomes and supports students from all walks of life. When LGBTQ issues are woven into education, more people, especially young people will raise their awareness of gender inequity and likely adopt the perspective that LGBTQ persons are human, they are just as creative, intelligent and responsible citizens just as other non LGBTQ people are. Incorporating LGBTQ issues is just one way schools can improve how they meet the educational needs of all students, families and their respective communities. Furthermore, this should not be a distraction in class. The teacher has to set the tone. It is no different than another student coming to class with a new haircut.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree with your solution!
Rated On: October 20, 2015 12:17 am
Rated By: XequMa
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: excellent idea!
Rated On: October 23, 2015 4:26 pm
Rated By: baQumy
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
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Comments: I really enjoyed reading your solution. It is very important that students feel comfortable in the classroom. If other students are distracted and feel uncomfortable by the way this male student dresses, then I agree that it is the teacher's responsibility to set the tone. I like your point about how it is no different that a student coming to school with a new haircut. Great response.
Rated On: February 29, 2016 6:24 pm
Rated By: Melissa Dison
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: I agree
Rated On: March 1, 2016 8:14 pm
Rated By: daPaJa
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree.
Rated On: March 3, 2016 12:43 am
Rated By: uzebyn
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I feel that this solution is best. It shouldn't be considered a distraction. Children should be able to express themselves freely just as much as any other child.
Rated On: October 12, 2016 9:07 pm
Rated By: sammi kocher
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Very well-said, I could not agree more. If I were in this situation, I would do this
Rated On: October 16, 2016 6:59 pm
Rated By: yTutar
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: At teachers, it is not our place to judge but instead to educate. I agree that we should be setting the example by not allowing ourselves to react negatively and to instead teach them to be respectful of LGBTQ issues.
Rated On: October 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Rated By: uvuVas
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree. Eventually, the students should follow the teachers role. If the students are distracted, it may be because the teacher is giving the student negative attention themselves.
Rated On: October 17, 2016 1:17 am
Rated By: aLuruz
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree with this!
Rated On: October 17, 2016 2:14 am
Rated By: veXyge
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: If I were in this situation, this is exactly what I would do.
Rated On: March 3, 2017 5:45 am
Rated By: udaXuh
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
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The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: This solution is helpful
Rated On: March 4, 2017 5:31 am
Rated By: tuBaZu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: I agree, teachers need to set an example to not react the these things in a nasty way and to treat it just as openly as anything.
Rated On: March 4, 2017 11:42 pm
Rated By: quJuja
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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Comments: I love this solution. I think that it was probably more of a distraction to the teacher than the students. All students should feel welcome and safe at school. It's just nail polish and lipstick. What if this student was transgender? There is no reason the teacher should feel any kind of way.
Rated On: March 5, 2017 12:43 am
Rated By: jyvubu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this. I agree with this solution and would follow everything it states.
Rated On: March 5, 2017 4:47 am
Rated By: zazyny
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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Comments: I agree with this.
Rated On: March 5, 2017 5:20 am
Rated By: e7m1w5
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
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Comments: yep
Rated On: March 5, 2017 10:18 pm
Rated By: puSage
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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Comments: Great response though I do not think it needs to even be considered an LGBTQ issue. It is self expression.
Rated On: March 6, 2017 6:25 pm
Rated By: atugym
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
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Comments: I would use this solution.
Rated On: July 7, 2017 3:38 pm
Rated By: BuXaja
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
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Comments: Well written! This is not a distraction at all.
Rated On: July 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Rated By: Savannah Lynn
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: LGBTQ education is the solution.
Rated On: October 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Rated By: JyGeLe
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: Its important to have every student feel equal and included in every school setting. This is the best solution to accommodate all students without singling transgender students out amongst their classmates.
Rated On: October 15, 2017 7:15 pm
Rated By: yneLuM
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree
Rated On: October 16, 2017 2:19 am
Rated By: PeMuQa
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Times have changed and we have to respect the feelings of students whether or not we may believe them. Students are being raised in this era and it shouldn't be a bug distraction in class.
Rated On: October 16, 2017 2:43 am
Rated By: LuXaSe
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: interesting
Rated On: October 16, 2017 3:20 am
Rated By: yReNyp
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: I absolutely agree with this solution. Continue to model tolerance and inclusion.
Rated On: February 20, 2018 12:20 am
Rated By: uDyJeZ
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Yes! I really appreciate how you comment that the teacher has to set the tone.
Rated On: February 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Rated By: eguPud
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: Well said! If the teacher is viewing it as a distraction, they are uncomfortable with the idea and need to deal with their own mindset first and foremost. They are setting the tone and culture of the classroom and treating this student as a distraction is terrible.
Rated On: February 24, 2018 1:55 am
Rated By: Wendy
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: I agree
Rated On: February 24, 2018 11:57 pm
Rated By: upyWyH
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this
Rated On: February 25, 2018 3:52 pm
Rated By: Vunypu
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
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Comments: I agree that student is not a distraction, they are simply expressing themselves and there should be no issue with this
Rated On: July 3, 2018 7:23 pm
Rated By: eReXaG
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
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Comments: Very well stated.
Rated On: July 4, 2018 9:03 pm
Rated By: Danielle Greaux
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: I agree I think all schools should be accepting towards every student regardless of their sexual identity or the ways they express themselves. Teachers should be incredibly accepting of all their students.
Rated On: October 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Rated By: Rachel