Anti-bias education is a comprehensive approach to learning designed to actively challenge prejudice, stereotyping and all forms of discrimination. The Institute believes that providing educators, students and family members with the skills necessary to improve society within a framework of strengthening academic achievement may be the best hope for a future where the democratic ideals of justice and equality are realities. Please look at the programs below for more details.
A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE™ offers anti-bias training programs for pre-K through 12th grade school communities – educators, administrators, youth and families- which focus on the development of an inclusive culture and respectful school climate by addressing issues of bias and bullying. Our anti-bias programs and additional offerings are described below.
Peer Training is a three day training for high school students that prepares a select group of young leaders to use the positive power of peer influence to motivate other students to reflect upon their stereotypes and assumptions and take action against prejudice and bigotry in their schools and communities.
Peer Leadership is a two day program for students in grades 8-12 that helps a select group of young leaders develop the knowledge, skills and motivation through action based projects to effectively challenge name calling, put-downs, and insensitive remarks to promote inclusive environments.
General Anti-Bias Training provides teachers, administrators and school community members the knowledge, awareness and skills to respond to prejudice and discrimination while creating a school environment that is more equitable, safe, respectful and appreciative of diversity.
Elementary School and Middle School Anti-Bias Study Guides provides teachers with lessons that encourage students to: (1) explore societal issues arising from bias, bigotry and discrimination; (2) improve critical-thinking skills; (3) examine diverse viewpoints; and (4) take leadership roles in promoting justice and equity in their schools, communities and society at large.
High School Anti-Bias Curriculum provides educators materials to explore (1) explore societal issues arising from bias and bigotry; (2) understand how systems of power and control work to oppress marginalized groups in society; (3) improve critical-thinking skills; (4) examine diverse viewpoints; and (5) take leadership roles in promoting justice and equity in their schools, communities and society at large.
These additional resources provide a wide range of tips, tools and strategies for K-12 educators, administrators, students and family members to promote diversity and anti-bias behavior in learning environments and society.
Challenging Biased Language: Strategies and resources for everyone to help challenge bigoted and offensive remarks to ensure dignity and respect for all people.
Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Environment: Tips for the classroom educator to create an anti-bias learning environment.
Discussing Hate and Violence with Children: An ADL and National PTA brochure providing tips for adult family members and caregivers to effectively discuss issues related to hate and violence with children.
Empowering Children in the Aftermath of Hate: A guide for educators and parents that provide the tools they need to help children confront hate effectively in the aftermath of hate violence or terrorism in their community.