We can no longer be quiet on matters that involve the well-being of our students. Which is why we must openly support the LGBT cause in our classrooms, because it will save lives. I am asking -- pleading for my fellow educators [especially straight educators] to no longer be a silent supporter in this matter.
There's a lot of drama in a teenager's life that can build or lower self-esteem on a dime. These teens are vulnerable as they struggle to find their sense of belonging. If they act in unexpected ways or seem difficult to be around, it's essential for us as parents to recognize what may be churning in their minds.