Thursday, 8 December 2011
How to Teach Sexual Harassment
This video was shown at a school in St. Albert during a Grade 7 English class in to generate a discussion about a book they were studying (we're hoping the book was about sexual harassment in some way). Apparently the showing of the video caused quite a stir amongst students, parents, faculty and staff, and the teacher who showed the video is currently on leave. Amongst ourselves, this video generated much discussion about teaching sexual harassment in the school system and what is the best way to approach the subject. Sexual harassment is a very important topic to educate our students about. It is a prevalent issue and they may come in contact with some form of it in the future, but is this video a helpful tool? What are the important elements for an effective sexual harassment lesson plan? Are there better resources that we should be looking at (if so, which ones)?
For more information on this particular case check out these articles: