Avoid sensitive topics that are not relevant to the course content to avoid unnecessarily making students uncomfortable. Explain metaphors or cultural references that you use in class to ensure that students understand how it relates to the course content. Tell students your “personal gender pronouns” (PGP) and have them share theirs to enable class participants to show respect and avoid embarrassment or humiliation. Avoid reinforcing even seemingly positive stereotypes to avoid creating inappropriate pressures and expectations. Practice saying students names to ensure that you correctly pronounce all students names.