In this simulation for aspiring and current teachers, a parent contacts you regarding a book report on 'George' by Alex Gino. One of the students in the class chose this book for their book report. You have been conducting a year-long focus on reading by having students put up book commercials.
Your Role: 6th-grade teacher
Timeframe: A couple days at the school
Challenge: Navigating the use of books that focuses on LGBTQIA IDENTITY
Trade-offs to consider:
CAEP Standards: 1 - Understanding and Addressing Each Child’s Developmental and Learning Needs, 3 - Assessing, Planning, and Designing Contexts for Learning, 5 - Developing as a Professional
inTASC Standards: 1 - Learner development, 2 - Learning differences, 3 - Learning environments