Diamonds are Forever; Implicit Biases Don’t Have to Be
In addition to beauty, diamonds have long symbolized inflexible strength because of their chemical and physical make up.
Sometimes, our thoughts and our behavior patterns resemble the rigidity of diamonds. No matter our backgrounds, we all exhibit implicit biases – those subconscious thoughts about groups of people, places, or things that are running under the surface of our conscious minds, affecting our decisions, actions, and relationships.
This interactive keynote probes the origins of our implicit biases, asks us to unearth some of our own implicit biases, and offers strategies to identify implicit biases and ways we can proactively prevent them from impacting our work.
Participants will take away:
- Strategies to identify implicit biases at play in classrooms and schools.
- The pitfalls of implicit biases on students, staff, parents, and the work.
- Strategies to proactively address implicit biases and their impact on our work in schools.
Keynote: 45 – 60 Minutes