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Teacher's view: Addressing bias in the classroom

In this video, hear from our teaching experts discuss the importance of recognising your own biases in your working practice and how to overcome them.

In the previous Step you’ve looked at unconscious bias and how this can lead to making automatic and unintentional judgments.

In the first of our round table discussions, watch Michelle Morris, Class Teacher, and Patrick Pritchett, Headteacher, discuss with Helen the assumptions some adults make when working with children. They consider how this can affect children’s learning and how to recognise and overcome your own unconscious bias.

Have you had to overcome any of your own unconscious bias? How did you recognise it and what did you do to overcome it?

Please note filming took place in 2019. Patrick Pritchett is now at Floreat Montague Primary School.

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We provide a written transcript of each video in this course, which you may find useful. You can find this by clicking ‘view transcript’ found underneath each video.

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