Use the spinner to see what color of jelly bean to eat. Hypothesize the flavors, record their data and draw conclusions.
Some questions you can ask:
1) Are assumptions helpful or harmful? Why or why not?
2) How do you feel when someone makes an assumption about you? Can you name some that you have experienced?
3) What questions can you ask yourself when you recognize you are making assumptions? How about when others do it?
4) What are some benefits of questioning your assumptions?
These are just a few questions to get you started. This discussion can lead to discussions about implicit bias, prejudice and stereotyping. As well as, topics like inclusion and belonging.
This is just one way Diversity Beans can be used as a teaching tool in the classroom. Because you are leading people to a discovery, it will stay with them much longer than simply telling them.
Diversity Beans lead to great discussions, lots of laughter, and deeper connections.