NT 3.1 What Are Micromessages?

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This is the beginning of Section 3, The Impact of Micromessages on CTE Participation.

Diagram of the module structure, highlighting the current section 3: The impact of micromessages on CTE participation

Micromessages are the delivery system of our unconscious or implicit biases, beliefs, and personal feelings—both positive and negative. For instance, a micromessage can send the message that you believe in a student or, conversely, that you believe that women don’t belong in STEM. Try the activity on the next page to see a micromessage in practice.