Student Resources

Teacher Education For All (Inclusion for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Resources

Official Teacher Education For All (TEFA) web page: teach.educ.ubc.ca/TEFA

Resources and Books to Learn More About Gender Diversity

  • Gender 101 – BC’s Transgender Health Information Program website
  • Questions and Answers: Gender Identity in Schools (2011) by Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools (2015) by coalition of American organizations such as Gender Spectrum and National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K-12 Schools: A Guide for Educators (2012) by Canadian Teachers’ Federation
  • Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children by Diane Ehrensaft
  • The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes (2016) by Diane Ehrensaft
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools (2010) by Elizabeth J. Meyer
  • Sexual Health Information Disparities Between Heterosexual and LGBTQ+ Young Adults: Implications for sexual health
    The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, Volume 25, Number 2, 2016, pp. 74-85 by Maxime Charest, Peggy J. Kleinplatz, and Jessie I. Lund
  • Supporting Transgender & Gender Creative Youth (2014) by Elizabeth J. Meyer and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon
  • The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals (2008) by Rachel Pepper and Stephanie Brill
  • The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens (2016) by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney

Lesson Plans and Other Curricular Resources

Ressources en français

Teaching Resources

  • Designing Learning
    A resource guide for planning and preparing learning experiences for practicum and when entering the profession
  • Learn Magazine
    Published by BC Teacher Regulation Branch (BCTF) – current issue
  • Rick Hansen School Program
    Curriculum materials re: disabilities, access, inclusion, social responsibility, maximizing potential (English and French)
  • UNICEF – Convention on the Rights of the Child
    The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history.
  • Voices into Action or Parlez et Aggisez — Free, online humanities resource
    Equipping today’s youth with knowledge about human rights’ topics like racism, genocide, hatred and wars (both past and present) can potentially combat indifference and abolish the cycle of intolerance still prevalent in our world today. ERAC-approved original videos (with first person testimonials) and thought provoking activities for secondary students.