Culturally Responsive Teaching

Implicit bias in teaching

Implicit bias is a learned response that comes from repeated exposure to messages from media, family, friends, and acquaintances. These repeated messages lead to automatic--and often, unconscious--thoughts, associations, stereotypes, and responses about members of certain groups.  

The following videos, exercises, and texts articulate different kinds of implicit biases, as well as manifestations of those biases via racelighting, stereotype threat, and microagressions. Cultivating awareness of oneself and one's capacity for implicit bias is an essential component of Culturally Responsive Teaching. 

Investigating Our Own Racial & Cultural Lens

Barriers to Student Belonging and Success: Specific examples

Additional Resources

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