In a previous blog, I've highlighted the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program. I'm sharing some resources from the Equity Matters series for you to review and possibly share out. This time, with an emphasis on Implicit Bias.
The third Equity Matters webinar delves into implicit biases—the subconscious biases we all have that influence how we respond to others. To create equitable classrooms, educators must acknowledge their own biases and take steps to confront them. Participants will better understand what implicit bias is and how it affects school climate. They will also learn ways to confront implicit bias within themselves and help students to do likewise.
This is a 45 minute webinar. You may want to skip around if some of the information is a review for you. You will have to register with the website to watch the webinar, but registration is FREE! When you click on this link, you will be able to register for, and watch the webinar. On the right side of the screen, you will find a resource folder with many excellent resources for further exploring and addressing implicit bias.
For example, this link, will take you to the Project Implicit website where you can take an Implicit Bias self assessment in 14 different domain areas.
This link will take you to MTV's Look Different website, which will also lead you through activities to challenge your own implicit biases.
Please enjoy and share these resources! I look forward to continuing to learn and grow with you, as we delve into issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Celina Zins, Director of School Partnerships