This has repercussions on so many of teaching environments today. For example, if you’re teaching a group of students and your consistently giving a student 52% on their test results…. what bigger impact is that having on them? If you’re an educator, that’s an important question you need to ask yourself.
I don’t think Jane Elliott’s documentary about discrimination would be allowed to take place today, but I feel as a community such a documentary is so important to help us humanize what some of the data on educational techniques mean, and it shines a light (a very bright light) on the consequences of making your students feel inferior. The lesson: treat your students as inferior and they will act inferior.
You can see the film here.