Most people are aware of the negative effects of stereotyping in our society, but in the classroom, the impact can be even more harmful. “Stereotype threat” is a phenomenon in which a student’s academic achievement is thwarted by their fear of confirming a negative stereotype about their social group. 4 Ways to Prevent Stereotyping in Your Classroom
- Have Honest Conversations About Stereotype Threats.
- Create an Inclusive Environment.
- Expose Students to a Range of Perspectives and Teaching Materials.
- Foster a Growth Mindset in the Classroom