A quick update on the Creating Bias-Free Classrooms program:
We’ve had great success training hundreds of teachers in Southern California. Here are a few representative comments:
"There is a line in one of the scenes where the student says, 'teachers act like they don't see anything that goes on around here'. That really struck me. When it comes to homophobic bullying, there is some truth to that. I never really thought about it before this training. I react right away to racial remarks, why not anti-gay remarks? This training did make me uncomfortable but probably also will make me a better teacher."
"I didn't really think this would be relevant for 2nd grade teachers. I was totally wrong. After the training, I realized that there are all sorts of small incidents that occur all the time in class. They may be too young too do the harshest type of bullying but the attitudes are already forming. I can do something about that."
"Wow, this was very eye-opening. I'm sad to say that my schools really isn't a safe place for kids like Alex. If every teacher went through this training, that would surely change."
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