Presenter: J. Alex Rivera

Some sources claim teachers make more than 1,500 decisions each day, many instantly. Our biases, conscious or not, cause us to unwittingly commit a multitude of microaggressions toward students who are members of marginalized communities. The focus of this session is on issues of race/ethnicity, LGBTQIA+, and disability. Though choral directors were the original intended audience, music educators from all disciplines can benefit from this session. Participants can expect to learn how to define and identify biases and will be introduced to a framework and resources to help rewrite those biases to better ensure a more equitable and just environment for their students.

Watch the video of the webinar below.




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  • Culture
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA)
  • Educational Topics
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Representation
  • Sexuality

Resource Type

  • Video
  • Webinar

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