The past quarter has been pretty hectic. From topic switches to dead ends, I have been through it all. Reflecting on my progress so far is necessary for me to move forward during the second half of my journey.
- I started my process with a lot of research. I mean a lot. I spent countless hours trying to identify the best methods for implicit bias training, and once I selected the methods I was going to use, I had to refine my search to learn about these methods in greater detail.
- Next, I began to formulate my application of these methods. I started out with the facial recognition test, which took a long time because of how difficult it was to compile all of the images I needed. When I finished that, I quickly gathered cool articles and videos to use for the diversity training method. Finally, I wrote the instructions for the loving kindness meditations.
- Now, the fun part. Just this past Monday, I was in all six Peace and Justice bands administering the facial recognition test. I felt pretty spiffy. I was even referred to as T. Alyssa which was very exciting. Now that all of the students have taken the test, I need to collect all of that data prior to the second testing on Friday.
I know that I’ve come a long way, but I still have so much to do. The data entry alone is quite daunting, but I know that as long as I keep myself motivated and focus on my goal, I’ll be able to finish.
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