image of bulletin board with index cards that have common stereotypes
6-12, Anti-Racism, Language Arts

Ending Stereotypes Begins With Us

Although I don’t spend as much time on Facebook as I do on Twitter, I do belong to a few Facebook groups that include a lot of creative educators with great ideas. One of these fabulous groups is the Distance Learning Educators Facebook Group. When I recently saw a post from Shannon Nicole about a bulletin board that she and her 9th graders created, I asked her permission to share the idea and the pics on this blog. As some of you know, I’ve committed to doing regular anti-racist posts, and I’ve been collecting them in this Wakelet as a resource for educators. I hope that some of you will also be inspired by Shannon’s idea and find a way to discuss and combat stereotypes in your own classroom.

Here is Shannon’s introduction to the pictures below: “I asked my 9th graders to write one stereotype they wish they could get rid of, and this is what they said. The last 5 minutes of class, I pull a few off the wall for us to discuss. This has been an amazing lesson for all involved, including myself!” Click on each image to see it more clearly.

2 thoughts on “Ending Stereotypes Begins With Us”

  1. This is an eye-opening exercise. Kids can see and hear so much of what we say and do. The words we choose are a reflection of our heart, and children are not oblivious like we think they are. We should teach them to identify these stereotypes and fight against them. Well done.

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      Terri Eichholz says:

      Hello Ryan! Thank you for your comments and I agree with you. I appreciate Mrs. Townsend sharing this awesome idea!

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