Building More Equitable Classrooms
Mathematics and Statistics
Student participation provides the foundation for student learning. When students actively participate in classroom discussions, they refine their ideas and develop a sense of belonging in their disciplinary communities.
Dr. Daniel Reinholz is a co-developer of EQUIP, a free web-based classroom observational tool for tracking student participation. EQUIP data help teachers identify the subtle and sometimes invisible racialized and gendered patterns that play out in their classrooms, privileging some students over others. Dr. Reinholz uses EQUIP in his research to help STEM faculty teach more equitably when eliciting participation and responding to student ideas. This work will help transform the education system to better serve the needs of all students.
Dr. Reinholz’s research is funded by a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award (#1943146).
“Implicit bias is a pervasive problem that limits the participation of women, students of color, people with disabilities, and other minoritized groups in STEM. Helping faculty address their biases will create more equitable learning environments.” -Daniel Reinholz