Art and Design
English and Theatre
Great teaching is student-centered, respects diversity, and ensures equity in the classroom. Encouraging inclusivity and professionalism in students requires educators to model those same practices. Students are increasingly identifying as non-binary genders, and noting this change inside the classroom is vital to optimal student success (Harris Poll, 2017).
Language is dynamic, as is Gender Studies. As a result, many educators are unaware of linguistic changes related to gender identity, but practicing inclusivity in the classroom should be a priority for teaching and learning. Such innovation in language use will allow educators to create a better connection with their students and improve the overall classroom environment.