By Debra Chasnoff, President/Senior Producer | blog, It's Elementary, It's STILL Elementary, Let's Get Real, LGBT, Respect For All Project, Straightlaced, That's A Family!
We were proud to offer free streaming of all of our Respect for All Project films for No Name Calling Week. This month, hundreds of school social workers, guidance counselors, and teachers signed up for the free streams and showed the films to thousands of students during No Name Calling Week. It’s been exciting to hear the feedback from educators.
Amber Schweitzer, a teacher at Castle Rock High School in Castle View, Colorado told us that because of their screening, the school will be inviting a panel of LGBTQ speakers to speak with students.
“Our school is not very diverse.
Straightlaced opened my students’ eyes to not only gender norms,
but also cultural differences they are not used to considering.”
-Amber Schweitzer, teacher
Jen Cusa, a social worker at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women in Brooklyn, NY showed Let’s Get Real to 60 students. The highlight for her was after the film, students shared their own experience with name calling and how they coped. They talked about “how they will support others going through similar experiences and help create a safe/kind community.”
For the rest of January, you can still take advantage of the No Name Calling Week 50% discount on all educational purchases of the full quality DVDs and curriculum guides, or educational streaming licenses of these films. Just use discount code NNCW17 when you place your order.
We know these resources are especially valuable as schools work to counteract the messages of bias and division that the presidential race and aftermath has brought.
The Respect For All Project includes five highly acclaimed documentaries, each crafted for targeted age groups:
- That’s a Family! (for elementary school)
- Let’s Get Real (for middle school and early high school)
- Straightlaced—How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up (for middle school and high school)
- It’s Elementary—Talking About Gay Issues in School (for higher ed)
- It’s Still Elementary (for higher ed)
All the films have accompanying curriculum guides. The films are available close captioned in English and with Spanish subtitles.
The 50% discount in honor of No Name Calling Week ends on Tuesday, January 31 so order your DVDs or streaming licenses today!
Once you select the films you want to purchase, you will be sent to our distributor, New Day Films, and upon checkout you enter the discount code NNCW17 to receive 50% off! You also can enter a purchase order number during check out.