The curriculum is now complete for the 10th grade, and the kids who are in this class are starting to notice the difference.
“This curriculum is so much better for them because it makes them more confident and they don’t have to go back to the ‘traditional’ way of being,” said Nattan, who works in social studies.
“It’s not just about the teachers, it’s about the students as well.”
A lot of teachers, she added, are hesitant to tell their kids that it’s time to take on a new career, because they know it’s a big change and the potential for emotional and psychological damage.
“I have a really strong recommendation for parents,” Nattans mom said.
“Parents don’t want to lose their kids.
They want to preserve their kids, but they want to make sure that the emotional and social well-being of the kids are the priority.”
In this case, parents are not alone.
Nattani says her family, at the end of her class, was filled with “humble sentiments.”
But it’s not because their kids were lazy or lacking in self-esteem.
It’s because their school had an all-girls curriculum.
“In the past, we had this all-boys curriculum, so I didn’t think it was a big deal to have girls in the classroom,” she said.
And it’s true that it didn’t make a difference in their daily lives.
But the kids themselves didn’t feel the same way.
“Our class was very quiet, so we were not really exposed to what our peers were doing in the school,” Natten said.
NATTAN IS STILL WORKING ON THE CAMPUS FOR THE 10TH GRADE.
Her class had about 40 kids at the start of the semester, but this year, they’re up to about 100.
“We’re still trying to build the relationships between the students, the teachers and the school.
I have some really exciting opportunities for the future,” Natti said.
For the past six years, Nattanie has worked in a kindergarten classroom where teachers and students are not supposed to share personal information.
The kids aren’t privy to their teachers’ personal information,” Nati said.
If the school does share some information, it won’t be on her personal information, but Nattames personal information will be on the school’s website.
“They will have all their students’ data.
It is not going to be on my personal information because it is my personal data,” Nettanie said.
It isn’t just about her students, either.
“The whole purpose of this curriculum is to educate the children about gender identity and gender expression, and also about sexuality and gender,” Nittani said.
That’s what Nattanais mom wanted for her children, but the curriculum has an even bigger impact for her kids.
“When you are in the class, the parents are the ones who can really say, ‘No, you’re not doing that.
You’re not putting your kids in the wrong box,'” Nattanni said.
Her kids are already looking for the next step in their career, and their parents have no idea what that might be.
“But they can’t be worried about it because they’re so focused on the classroom and how their kids are learning,” NATTANI said.
She says she will keep doing what she does best: teaching.
“Every day, I try to be a little bit more creative.
I can’t get bored with the classroom, so that’s why I teach every day,” Nttani said, smiling.
Natti is working on the new version of the curriculum, and her kids will start learning about transgender identity and pronouns in the fall.
She hopes to get the entire curriculum up and running in time for the 2018-2019 school year.
“There’s no doubt that it will be a really positive step for the kids,” Nami said.