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    Apr 25, 2008 1:30 PM GMT
    if there was a gay school which prepares junior gays for their future and teach them how to live their life easier,funnier,happier and safer.and if you were a teacher in that school,what would you teach them??? dance,music ,films,bars,clubs,outfit,fashion,fitness,health,sex-life,self-defence(dealing with bullies),come out(dealing with family,relatives,friends,relatives)
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    I'd probably be in charge of Danger Room training...

    Er... wait... gay teens... not mutant teens.

    SERIOUSLY i would want to teach self defense. We've come a long way... but not that long...
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:34 PM GMT
    Discipline, self esteem, respect for others, honesty, integrity, and the value of hard work. The fact that you suggesting a "gay school" should be any different from a "straight school" suggests that we require some alternative type of education. I respectfully disagree with you theory, if we simply educate all people to respect themselves and value diversity, we all can lead healthy, happy, productive lives.
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
    I'd teach critical thinking/analytical skills, and encourage the kiddies to be mentally strong, intelligent, confident, and to expand their philosophical and existential horizons.

    Either that, else I'd teach them to compose long and lavish RJ posts to dupe the world into thinking they've accomplished the above. icon_wink.gif

    Edit: And recess. I'd supervise recess.
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:50 PM GMT
    zdrew saidI'd teach critical thinking/analytical skills, and encourage the kiddies to be mentally strong, intelligent, confident, and to expand their philosophical and existential horizons.

    Either that, else I'd teach them to compose long and lavish RJ posts to dupe the world into thinking they've accomplished the above. icon_wink.gif

    Edit: And recess. I'd supervise recess.


    YOU would wanna supervise recess! I don't even want to THINK about how recess would be in a gay school... that OR the locker room. OY
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 25, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    Very easy answer for me: I'd teach them how to prepare for their financial futures, to save money on a pre-tax basis, taking advantage of employer sponsored retirement plans, to explore every avenue to reduce their taxes as (a potentially) single person.
    Also to protect and convey those assets prudently for the future.
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    I'd fancy running a course devoted solely to appreciation of the work of Douglas Adams. Just think of the limitless wisdom to be gained!
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:56 PM GMT
    On a side note, there's an article on CNN about a new gay high school that came out in NY in 2003...

    Here's the link: http://www.cnn.com/2003/EDUCATION/07/28/gay.school.ap/

    If I was a teacher I'd teach them World History with an emphasis on how gay men really influenced life- some for the good, bad and ugly! LOL
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:58 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidVery easy answer for me: I'd teach them how to prepare for their financial futures, to save money on a pre-tax basis, taking advantage of employer sponsored retirement plans, to explore every avenue to reduce their taxes as (a potentially) single person.
    Also to protect and convey those assets prudently for the future.



    We'd also have a class on basic things like budgeting.
    Only a certain percentage included for spending for clothes and non essentials (I'd dress down that day:winkicon_smile.gif
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    Apr 25, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    Tanman1067 saidDiscipline, self esteem, respect for others, honesty, integrity, and the value of hard work. The fact that you suggesting a "gay school" should be any different from a "straight school" suggests that we require some alternative type of education. I respectfully disagree with you theory, if we simply educate all people to respect themselves and value diversity, we all can lead healthy, happy, productive lives.


    While this approach is admirable, training the entire world isn't possible. Also you may be implying that it is remedial schooling.

    I don't think that it has to be segregationist. It could (and I assume this is what turk was referring to):
    1. Address issues that are counter to the negative images that currently exist. (i.e. social and behavioral)
    2. Address areas that would be relevant (or more relevant) to a gay student body. (i.e. health, culture)
    3. Give the opportunity to address nongay issues that aren't currently in the standard curriculum. (i.e. science, finance (thanks HndsmKansan you read my mind))

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    Apr 25, 2008 3:02 PM GMT
    I understand that there are a couple of schools like this in the U.S. I won't pretend to know anything about them, but I would imagine that they have to follow the same educational guidelines that other schools do. These schools may emphasize the influence of gays in history, culture, or science more so than other schools. Perhaps the most important difference between this school and main stream schools is that the students may feel less pressure and ridicule from their peers.

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    Apr 25, 2008 3:07 PM GMT
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    Apr 25, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    Yeah I don't like the idea of a gay-only school. Mainly because of that whole "separate but equal" thing. Next we should have gay-only water fountains so that straight people won't contract HepC.

    Back to the question though, I'd want to teach a class on logic and analytical thinking. I guess like a philosophy class, question the foundations of society and why things are built the way they are. I think this would be a beneficial class at any institution.
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    Apr 25, 2008 3:17 PM GMT
    I would teach Humanities or Ethics and I would teach them the importance of humanity. in the grand design in the world that we live in. And that lack of importance it is about the material trappings in life how thick your stock portfolio is. How pumped your body is.
    It is how we treat each other that really matter. I would challenged the to spend time in a so-call third world country and volunteer there to make a difference. Better yet visit those areas that is still struggling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina or the Tsunami

    I would challenge them as I was challenge how it is importance to give back.. Man’s very survival is inner dependent and inner-connected on how we treat each other.

    Thus far we have not done a very good job we can do better on levels.
    There is such a huge divide. I would challenge them that each of you do one thing to close the gap of the “great divide.

    Ethic’s and Humanities 101 @ Lambda, Lambda. Lambda High School. It would be open to all student not just Gays… that’s sort of discriminatory don’t you think?icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 25, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    Cooking!
  • irishboxers

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    Apr 25, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    It may sound ridiculous, but I'd teach mixology and restaurant skills. So many bartenders in gay clubs are hot, but HORRIBLE bartenders who couldn't make a drink if their next Red Bull depended on it. I must say that while I never had the body to bartend in the gay clubs, I could kick their butt with a shaker and a speed pourer. Being able to make a good martini is a great life skill to have (IMHO) and I'd like to help those tainted by sour apple and wildberry thingys acting like a good cocktail.

    And let's face it: some folks just don't know how to act or order in a restaurant, and an even larger number don't know how to tip appropriately. I don't limit this to gay or straight, but wouldn't it be nice to hear "ooh, I want the gays!" when a party walks in instead of "ugh, they'll drink a lot, make me run around, and leave a crap tip." I confess that I was one of those servers that didn't want the gay tables for that very reason; they were a pain in my a**, and not in a good way.

    Yeah, I'm a little bitter about it, but I'd take the bitterness and use it to help others. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 25, 2008 5:24 PM GMT
    javaman9999 saidYeah I don't like the idea of a gay-only school. Mainly because of that whole "separate but equal" thing. Next we should have gay-only water fountains so that straight people won't contract HepC.

    Back to the question though, I'd want to teach a class on logic and analytical thinking. I guess like a philosophy class, question the foundations of society and why things are built the way they are. I think this would be a beneficial class at any institution.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ i didnt mean a real day-long school. i mean a course ,seminary, summer school or something like that.
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    Apr 25, 2008 5:30 PM GMT
    Why did this image come to my mind when I saw this topic ?

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  • badtouch

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    Apr 25, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    no one has mentioned the obvious so i feel compelled to do so.

    yearbook.

    how beatious, how harmonious the gay yearbook would be! all shiny and neurotic!

    we gays do love our graphics. haha
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    Apr 25, 2008 7:02 PM GMT
    I would want to teach:

    Aesthetics and religious studies, emphasizing on working toward an secular aesthetic that does not depend upon (usually) exclusionary ideals, such as nationalism, but that explicitly acknowledges and reveres diversity.

    Sexual education, emphasizing on the importance of taking responsibility for one's own sexuality and understanding one's sexual personality aspects; this would include promoting that students learn masturbation, as opposed to merely assuming that everyone does it. I would also include a history of sexuality, including that damned author who denigrated masturbation as immature sex back in the 1600-1700s (a notion that has stuck to it).

    Visual, audible, and written arts, emphasizing on going where others have gone before so as to know how to recognize well-worn paths when trying to establish one's own compilation.
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    Apr 25, 2008 7:15 PM GMT
    onmyway saidWhy did this image come to my mind when I saw this topic ?

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    HA HA HA HA I know right... came to my mind to... I said i wanted to run the Danger Room!
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    Apr 25, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    I'd teach Sex Ed. That'd be my 4 minutes to save the gay world.
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    Apr 25, 2008 8:01 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidI'd teach Sex Ed. That'd be my 4 minutes to save the gay world.


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    nice...
  • dhinkansas

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    Apr 25, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    Joescorpio could teach cooking. In his hot apron...no shirt. Four minutes to feed the world.
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    Apr 26, 2008 1:09 AM GMT
    if there was a gay school which prepares junior gays for their future and teach them how to live their life easier,funnier,happier and safer.and if you were a teacher in that school,what would you teach them???

    English, Math, Science, and Social Studies (yawn)