A. "Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education" (pdf) "offers practical strategies for ... implementing culturally responsive pedagogy and describes how teachers can bring anti-bias values to life by" ...
- "[B]uilding and drawing on intergroup awareness, understanding and skills"
- "[C]reating classroom environments that reflect diversity, equity and justice"
- "[E]ngaging families and communities in ways that are meaningful and culturally competent"
- "[E]ncouraging students to speak out against bias and injustice"
- "[I]ncluding anti-bias curricula as part of larger individual, school and community action"
- "[S]upporting students’ identities and making it safe for them to fully be themselves"
- "[U]sing instructional strategies that support diverse learning styles and allow for deep exploration of anti-bias themes."
B. Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education is organized into four sections.
1. "In each section, you can explore recommended practices [including specific teaching/in-class activities], find helpful explanations, and learn how each practice connects to anti-bias education":
- Critical Engagement with Material
- Differentiated Instruction
- Cooperative and Collaborative Learning
- Real-World Connections
- Values-Based Assessment, Evaluation and Grading
b. Classroom Culture
- Honoring Student Experience
- Thoughtful Classroom Setup and Structure
- Shared Inquiry and Dialogue
- Social and Emotional Safety
- Values-Based Behavior Management
c. Family and Community Engagement
- Culturally Sensitive Communication
- Inclusion of Family and Community Wisdom
- Increased Connections Among Families
- Use of Local Resources
- Engagement with Community Issues and Problems
d. Teacher Leadership
- Self-Awareness and Cultural Competency
- Speaking Up and Responding to Prejudice, Bias and Stereotypes
- Building Alliances
- Leading Beyond the Classroom
- Ongoing Reflection and Learning
2. "Social Justice Standard: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-Bias Framework"
- A fifth section includes "a set of anchors, grade-level outcomes and school-based scenarios to show what anti-bias attitudes and behavior may look like in the classroom."
- The section and activities designed for grades 9-12 can easily be adapted for university use.
C. Further Resources
- See "Discussing Race, Racism, and Bias in the Classroom" for 10 more excellent resources.