Stereotypes Of Impressions In The Classroom

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I agree with the authors in the text that we are prone to natural prejudices based on our experiences and learning. I try my best to judge people on their merit, but find myself stereotyping people based on initial impressions. My tenure in education has been long enough that I am beginning to see children of students I taught approximately twenty years ago. With this comes certain assumptions about their character that is associated with the impression I remember from their parent. One particular instance comes to mind when I recall a parent who maintained a rowdy, unruly disposition that I unfairly applied to the child. As a result, I often found myself with a short temper when dealing with the pupil and was quick to apply punishment without
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