Microaggressions in the Classroom

This video defines and gives student-named examples of common microaggressions and how they impact students in the classroom. The instructor names the different types of microaggressions: micro-assaults and micro-insults and micro-invalidations and talks about ways to address them in the classroom. There is a good balance between instruction on what a microaggression is and how to recognize one and student voice. One limitation of this particular video is that the setting is undergraduate college experience; please use this resource with a focus on your own context and students. 

Resource by directed by Carla LynDale Carter, Lecturer at the University of North Texas in the Department of Media Arts. Produced by Dr. Yolanda Flores Niemann.

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