This resource was created to help students understand that implicit biases are mental shortcuts that all brains do. They happen without awareness and are socially conditioned and unconscious. A person's conscious mind might not truly agree with the implicit bias that they harbor and could unintentionally act upon.It is important to learn about implicit bias to prevent the negative consequences of these biases. To thrive in this world, we all need to know how to work together. Unfortunately, some barriers need to be overcome. Teamwork skills are vital, and a positive, inclusive environment helps greatly in the development of teamwork skills.
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction created WaKIDS resources to support kindergarten families and teachers with remote learning including the Goal Planning and Reflection Sheet, Choice Boards, and Discussion Prompts, Look Fors, and Observational Activities. Kindergarten children are not yet able to manage their learning independently, so it will be important to establish goals together with the key adults who will help them engage in remote learning. The Goal Planning and Reflection Sheet is intended be co-created with the child, their parent/guardian and teacher during meeting times. The other resources assist families and teachers to identify learning activities that offer opportunities for observation and assessment of skills, knowledge, and behavior.