Don’t let gender stereotypes affect your classroom.

  • One common issue to look out for is that boys very often attempt to assume leadership roles because, stereotypically, boys may be seen as more "appropriate" leaders than girls.
  • Speak directly to students if they use language that downplays the ability of women and students of color. Refusing to tolerate this language will build a safer and more conscious classroom, where students and teachers are aware of how cultural expectations and assumptions play out in the classroom.

Don’t let gender stereotypes affect your class.

More about this tip

External Source

"How Brianna became bossy and Kofi came out smart" by Jennifer M. Langer-Osuna, under "Discussion"

Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher, in Chapter 5: "Living among the Programming Gods"