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How Can I Move From Supporting to Empowering Trans-spectrum Students?

Take away strategies instructors can use to create a safe space where transgender students can feel they belong without fear or stress to help them perform better academically and grow personally.


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How Can I Move From Supporting to Empowering Trans-spectrum Students?

When students feel welcome and included, they have a better chance for academic success. Yet LGBT students, especially transgender students, can unfortunately feel unwelcome or alienated in the classroom.

This 20-Minute Mentor provides strategies and tools to help create a more inclusive classroom for transgender students. Jonathan Howle, EdD, Learning Design and Development Technologist at Guilford College, will show you how making small, inclusive adjustments to communicating with students will help them feel more comfortable, perform better academically, and grow personally.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand what trans students are experiencing in the college classroom
  • Create a more inclusive and welcome classroom environment for all students
  • Facilitate student personal development

Topics Covered

  • The sense of alienation and disorientation many trans students experience
  • Strategies to become a safe space for trans students to express their identities
  • Approaches to create a sense of belonging for trans students within the classroom
  • Tinto’s Model of Student Motivation and Persistence


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty teaching in any modality


Product Code: PM23HA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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