Teachable Moments

Latina Teacher, HRC Welcoming Schools

Teachable moments are opportunities to move one step closer to creating welcoming schools for all children and families.  Imagine scenarios like these:

  • A student walks by your classroom and says, “That’s so gay!” to her friends.
  • You overhear one student say to another, “How can he be your father? The color of his skin is so different than yours!” Or “How could a mother give up her child?” asks a student during a discussion about adoption. Check out Yes! They Are a Family.
  • Your son asks you “What does gay mean?” while you sit down for dinner.

These topics may catch us by surprise because they are not often discussed.