Beyond the Intentions: Educator Action on Bias
I recently attended an excellent training by Code.org, an organization dedicated to helping all students have access to computer science courses at their schools. Code.org has a particular focus on equity and trains its teachers and facilitators to think about how to act to counter innate biases that we all have. As part of that training, participants read and discussed this article from Educational Leadership by Sarah E. Fiarman.
The article shares how understanding our own biases is only the first step, but learning how to interrupted our biases, though challenging, should be the goal we strive toward. I liked this article because it included some practices for educators that they might employ to identify their own biases and build habits to interrupt them.