Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ready, Set, Respect!

We’re excited to share a great new resource available to the PFLAG network, courtesy of our friends at GLSEN.

Ready, Set, Respect! is GLSEN’s Elementary School Tookit, designed to ensure that all students and families feel respected and valued.

This 66-page guide, developed in response to the first national elementary school climate survey, was created to help educators encourage safe and positive learning environments for students in their early years of schooling, which of course helps lay the groundwork to creating safe and welcoming middle and high schools.

This new toolkit—which we were honored to review prior to publication—is a new and unique resource for educators, part professional development and part curricular resource. And what’s even better? It’s available as a free download at!

The materials cover subjects such as Name-Calling and Bullying; Family Diversity; and more, all topics that were addressed in GLSEN’s 2010 elementary school climate survey, the first of its kind.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children, and The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas.

To learn more about Ready, Set, Respect!  visit