Initiate Activities

Initiate activities and opportunities to discuss and learn about the issues

Ensuring that human rights issues maintain a continuous presence within the school is an effective strategy to create an equitable and inclusive school culture. Teachers can work with administrators and students to initiate a wide range of school wide activities – assemblies, forums, campaigns and community projects – as well as classroom activities that explicitly do this.

With school staff, equity issues can be periodically placed on the agenda during staff meetings. Teachers can identify a regular time for such discussions among colleagues. For example, one lunch hour a month can be designated as a time to discuss equity issues.

Finding ways to commemorate special occasions and dates of importance can enhance and reinforce daily messages about equity and inclusion. See: