The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
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I'm reading a book, Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People. If you're thinking this could be a book to make you look hard at your own ways of thinking and interpreting the world, you would be correct. This was one of the books recommended in the training that I am going to hosted by the Wisconsin RtI Center - Culturally Responsive Classroom Practices Within a Multilevel System of Support. Whew! That's a long title.
The book calls into question the idea that we know what we believe. Essentially, they say we have biases that we are not typically aware are there. They play out in behaviors that we may not even connect to our beliefs about others.
It's certainly giving me much to think about and I like books that do that even when it isn't comfortable. In fact, I think that being a little uncomfortable is a good thing. It means I'm actually looking at things I have avoided in the past.