October 5, 2022


Four Ways Teachers Can Reduce Implicit Bias

This article explains four ways teachers specifically can reduce implicit biases in school. This article speaks less about the actual school curriculum and more about the different ways outside of the content of the class that can help kids have less implicit bias and prejudice. Teachers recognizing their own biases first is the first important step. The realization that we are more likely to give harsher punishments to those who do not look like us should be corrected before they begin. Taking the time out of class to get to know classmates can also be important not just for racial bias but for any bias someone may have. Another thing schools can do is implement more mindfulness practices, which has been shown to help students have a non-judgemental awareness before they interact with others on a given day.