- Students of color lose trust in teachers when they see racial biases in school, study says
- That loss of trust may make a difference in a student's likelihood of attending college
- Experts offer tips on how teachers can build trust with their students
(CNN)Children rarely forget the moment when a teacher might inadvertently display a racial bias.
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Tips to help teachers build trust
- Develop assignments that allow students to share aspects of their lives inside and outside of school.
- Build powerful discussion opportunities for students to share their point of view across all subject areas.
- Attend some extracurricular activities of students, such as a school or community play, sporting event or band concert.
- Visit local community sites of students, such as churches, synagogues, mosques, beauty salons or community centers.
- Interview or talk directly to students themselves, rather than talking about them.