Critical Practices for Anti -Bias Education

This critical practices guide offers practical strategies for creating a space where academic and social-emotional goals are accomplished side by side. It also provides valuable advice for implementing culturally responsive pedagogy and describes how teachers can bring anti-bias values to life by:

  • building and drawing on intergroup awareness, understanding and skills
  • creating classroom environments that reflect diversity, equity and justice
  • engaging families and communities in ways that are meaningful and culturally competent
  • encouraging students to speak out against bias and injustice
  • including anti-bias curricula as part of larger individual, school and community action
  • supporting students’ identities and making it safe for them to fully be themselves;
  • using instructional strategies that support diverse learning styles and allow for deep exploration of anti-bias themes