Dear new queer/trans educator,

Welcome to the work of education. I am glad that you are here to take part in the wonderfully challenging task of supporting young people to learn more about how we might be together. I often think of classrooms and other educational spaces as something like a dance floor, where people who may not know one another gather together and learn how to interact and relate to one another in shared space.

Author Biography

Harper B. Keenan

Harper B. Keenan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Education. Dr. Keenan’s scholarship analyzes what schooling, curriculum, and pedagogy teach children about how society is organized. His work has been accepted at peer-reviewed academic journals like the Harvard Educational Review, Teachers College Record, Theory & Research in Social Education, Teaching Education, and Gender & Education.



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