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Explore Your Implicit Bias

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Implicit bias “refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner” (Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University). Implicit bias (also referred to as unconscious bias or implicit association) can impact our actions and words.

In this mini-challenge, you will watch a video to learn more about implicit bias and experiment with implicit association tests to consider what your implicit biases may be, realize how they impact your actions, and plan to push against these biases.

Connection to Wisconsin’s Model for Culturally Responsive Practices:

Wisconsin’s Model to Inform Culturally Responsive Practices suggests that culturally responsive practice occurs through a combination of will, fill, and skill. This mini-challenge focuses on:

  • Will - becoming self-aware
  • Fill - understanding unique identities and world views
  • Skill - accepting institutional responsibility

Access the challenge in Google Drive or as a PDF. Discuss the challenge with other coaches in the Google+ Community.


For questions about this information, contact Barbara Novak (608) 266-5181, Mary Mooney (608) 266-9368