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Nonmonogamy and Teaching

A More Than Two Essentials Guide
Publication Date: July 28, 2022

Educators are often overworked, underpaid and at the crosshairs of every cultural debate. Teachers dedicate themselves to creating safe, nurturing environments for students, but are themselves subjected to levels of personal scrutiny practically unseen in other professions. In some careers, keeping a picture of your loved ones on your desk isn’t worth a second thought. For teachers with nontraditional families, it can come with the risk of becoming a political football.

Informed by her firsthand experience as a nonmonogamous educator, Ashley Speed examines the typical objections raised about nonmonogamous people teaching children, how to refute them and how to navigate some of the difficulties of being a nonmonogamous teacher in today’s stormy political waters. It also offers practical advice for administrators and parents who want to support nonmonogamous teachers, and tips for teachers on how to make their classrooms friendly for kids from nonmonogamous families.

More Than Two Essentials is a series of books by Canadian authors on focused topics in nonmonogamy. It is curated by Eve Rickert, author of the books More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory and the forthcoming Nonmonogamy and Jealousy. Learn more and find all forthcoming titles at morethantwo.ca.

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