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What Is Implicit Bias and What Can We Do About It?
Implicit bias in teachers is one of the sneakiest forms of racism, and one of the hardest to fix. But what is implicit bias? Award-winning teacher Tom Rademacher wrestled with the vocabulary for Education Post. In Tom’s words, implicit bias isn’t the kind of racism that results in “racial slurs and the donning of white hoods.” Tom Rademacher So what do we do about implicit bias? Tom has recommendations. First, teachers can take Project Implicit’s test to determine their baseline biases toward certain groups. Checking on your assumptions regularly, questioning yourself and asking more of yourself will lead to improvements in your own mental blindspots. Next up, speak to your students about biases and how to overcome them by building trust via conversations.