Stereotypes

Why we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

This week, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, many classrooms will be going over the basics: wear green, decorate the room with Shamrocks, and maybe a mention of corned beef and cabbage. But what if you wanted to go beyond the basics this year? Maybe you wanted to teach about the origins of the holiday? […]

How to Break Biases when Teaching

Just like we mentioned in our article about Cognitive Biases, pre-built-in biases in your student’s minds can disrupt their learning experience. It can be difficult to break these biases when teaching, and it’s important to not just tell your students they’re wrong and move on. If a student is gonna learn to resist bias thinking, […]

Five Cognitive Biases to Avoid when Teaching

When you are learning something new, it is easy to be influenced by a built-in inclination. These inclinations may help you determine if the new information is useful and can be trusted. However, It may also cloud your judgment. This is known as Cognitive Bias. Everyone has Cognitive Biases so you may assume that it […]