Recently went to a diversity workshop offered by Michigan State. It was interesting to attend and I learned a lot. There are a lot of hot-button issues that I’m only now becoming aware of.
I like to pride myself on treating my students as equals and working to increase my inclusivity in the classroom. My greatest weakness is still trans individuals as I tend to think in a biological sense (in terms of sexes), but attending this workshop has definitely opened my eyes to a lot of issues that I was unaware of.
But hey, realizing your weaknesses and ignorance about certain issues is the first step towards fixing bad (or unaware) behavior.
And hey, I got a certificate, so that’s fun.