Quality Rating and Improvements System

Avoiding Implicit Bias in Classroom Observations

Authors : Morgan Solender

Classroom observations are a key tool in educational research and practice, used to evaluate teaching methods, assess student engagement and behavior, and gather data on classroom interactions to inform instructional strategies and policy decisions. However, observations are not immune to implicit biases—or attitudes, behaviors, and actions that are prejudiced in favor of or against one person or group compared to another.