Diversity-Related Teaching Resources

Breaking the Prejudice Habit (Teaching)
Description: “We wish to facilitate others' education by providing these teaching tools. Those who recognize themselves as educators understand how well this fits with a place called the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. Sometimes we learn best by reading, studying and writing; sometimes we learn best by doing; sometimes we learn best from our failures. In all cases, we can better understand ourselves and others when we reach out to teach someone else what we have learned.”

Action Teaching: Social Justice and Prejudice Reduction
Description: “For 10 years, Social Psychology Network held an international action teaching award competition with two main goals: (1) to honor creative action teaching, and (2) to freely disseminate effective action teaching techniques to a wide audience. See award-winning examples.”

Intersectional and Privilege Pedagogies
Description: “For all of the educators out there working to bring critical analysis of intersectionality, privilege, and social justice into the classroom, this page was/is created to support your work. This resources page is a living space growing and improving over time to meet pedagogical needs.”

Resources for Teaching about Prejudice
Description: Lots of different resources.

Yale, Diversity in the Classroom
Description: This is part of the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning. It has a few paragraphs with ideas for how diversity impacts the class and how to promote inclusivity. There are also several word document downloads available including Yale diversity guidelines, scenarios for diversity issues that might come up in class, and just general graduate teaching tips and prompts to help you develop your teaching philosophy.

Vanderbilt,  Diversity & Inclusive Teaching, Archived
Description: This is part of the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching. It has A LOT of other resources and links for word docs, pdfs, other websites broken down in to the following sections: racial, ethnic, cultural; gender; sexual orientation; disabilities. It cites mostly from Barbara Gross Davis’ Tools for Teaching and a specific chapter in that book (Diversity and Complexity in the Classroom: Considerations of Race, Ethnicity and Gender). There are tons of links, many are either to general, non-diversity-related teaching resources and many are dead-end defunct sites. Here are a couple that actually have something on diversity.

Harvard, The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Description: Basic overview of teaching tips, most not related to diversity, but ends with some tip sheets on diversity-related “hot moment” examples and how to handle them.

Perceptions of Faculty Behavior by Students of Color
Description: White paper from U of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Education describing results from a series of focus groups.

Perceptions of Faculty Behavior by Students of Color
Description: Another white paper from U of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Education, this one describing research findings relevant to supporting women in science/engineering.

Diversity Resources for Psychology Courses
Description: “This is not an exhaustive list. When a resource is applicable to more than one course, it is cited under all those courses. However, we recommend that readers review resources listed under other courses for additional references that may also be applicable. Textbooks included were published in 2002 or later. We thank Barbara Noel Dowds, Jennifer Milliken, and Kathy Ong for their assistance. :

Teaching Tolerance
Description: From the site, “A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance was founded in 1991 to prevent the growth of hate…. Our mission is to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. We believe that schools must educate all students for full participation in a diverse democracy…. Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.”

Description: From the site, “GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.”

Examining Implicit Prejudice
Description: This website allows users to take short Implicit Association Tests examining their implicit attitudes about different social groups (for example race, gender, and sexual orientation).

All of the links below are from this overarching website: Understanding Prejudice 

Diversity Teaching Tips
Description: This webpage provides various tips for teaching topics related to prejudice, discrimination, and social justice.  Specifically, it includes advice on course preparation and creating a safe and effective learning environment. 

College Student Assignments
Description: This webpage provides examples of different classroom assignments on topics related to social justice, discrimination, and prejudice.

College Classroom Activities
Description: This webpage provides examples of different classroom activities on topics related to social justice, discrimination, and prejudice.

Example Syllabi for Prejudice-related Courses
Description: This webpage provides links to college and graduate-level syllabi from various universities on courses related to prejudice.