Biases. We all have them. We need to recognize them in ourselves and unlearn the ones that are getting in the way of our students’ success.
Chevin Stone M.Ed
Ahhh, the sweet, sweet indicators that summer will soon be here: robins and cardinals flitting about singing happily, the grass growing and trees budding. Bees buzzing and weather warming. Students lose focus and smile as they stare out the classroom windows.
I remember it like it was yesterday: 5th grade, Mr. Morgan’s Math and Science class: We were talking about dissolving solids in solutions. He asked, “Will sugar dissolve faster in cold water or hot water?”
I grew up in a household where getting dirty, playing baseball, and watching things explode was acceptable. All the neighborhood moms would ask my mother why we even wanted to put our own bikes together or help our father change a tire. Mom would always say, “because my girls are curious.”
Communicating with your peers within your work environment is important; there are so many other professional peers with whom you could be interacting.