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    I started this thread yesterday about whether schools should change their facilities to accommodate trans pupils which was really interesting. Everyone seems pretty divided!

    A lot has come up about how supported teachers are to help students.

    Do you think your teachers are well prepared to understand issues around gender identity?
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    No.

    Most normal people don't fully grasp it and it is my understanding that teachers are normal people.

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    (Original post by MarleyZ)
    I started this thread yesterday about whether schools should change their facilities to accommodate trans pupils which was really interesting. Everyone seems pretty divided!

    A lot has come up about how supported teachers are to help students.

    Do you think your teachers are well prepared to understand issues around gender identity?
    I do a humanities and social sciences based course, and I believe that means that my teachers are the best equiped to understand these issues. Do I think that Teachers generally are? No, not really.
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    Teachers are paid to teach. They have enough on their plates as it is, let known be a part time psychiatrist as well.
    In my opinion, there should be a support team in each school that specialises in all things like sexuality, gender, bullying, depression/anxiety etc that teachers can refer students to if they notice certain behaviours or students can refer themselves if they feel they need help. Not only does this solve the issue but it allows teachers to do their job and it offers students specialist advice and guidance on issues that Teachers aren't trained for or aware of. It also gives students who do need help somewhere to retreat to and feel safe and comfortable.


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    No, but we shouldn't expect them to be. This is a complex mental health issue and teachers aren't psychiatrists.
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    I would expect a maths teacher to understand and teach maths, not gender studies.
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    Yes, they are well-prepared to treat it as new age ********, as it should be.
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    Dumping ******** like this on teachers will only help to ensure that they continue to flee the profession.
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    The last thing teachers need is another mountain of useless training and inevitable government checks on their ability to do something their job has nothing to do with.

    My teachers aren't well prepared to understand this, and I wouldn't expect them to be.
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    They shouldn't have to necessarily understand issues around gender identity, all they have to do is treat their transgender and gender non-conforming pupils with respect, and a lot of them fail to do that.
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    No. To be honest I don't even think most students are ready for that . That shouldn't be part of education. That is something that should be between a close friend and family members, and professional mental health teachers like a psychologist or therapist.

    My math teacher? He only knows math. He is not a psychologist, lol. In fact, normal people don't understand that.
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    Well, these days you could potentially be sued for calling someone "he" instead of "ze" or "xi" or whatever made up pronouns these kids are using...

    Now, If someone comes in with a doctor's note saying they're suffering from gender dysphoria and are living as the opposite gender as part of their therapy, then teachers should try to accommodate that. However, they aren't psychiatrists, and shouldn't land in trouble for every little slip up.

    On the other hand, if some special snowflake with pink hair, odd socks and a nose piercing wants their teacher to play along with their ever-changing gender identities, then no, the teacher doesn't need to be understanding. That's not something they should stoop to entertain.
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    Teachers have enough to deal with without this nonsense.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    Yes, they are well-prepared to treat it as new age ********, as it should be.
    Hurrah, finally someone has some sense
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    Before I have an opinion I'd like a justification as to why its important
 
 
 
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