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Dismantling Racial Bias So Every Child Can Succeed

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About Us

Alexs Pate created the Innocent Classroom to eliminate racial bias in our schools. Our child-specific practice dismantles bias. Centering each child’s individuality create classrooms in which every child and teacher believe they can be successful.

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What We Do

We partner with schools & systems to help them learn, implement, and sustain a practice of anticipating, approaching, and responding to their students & families in a way that replaces stereotyped expectations with individuality, helping educators achieve their goals and outcomes with each student in their care.

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More than 14,000 Educators for Innocence report improvements in teacher-child relationships, increases in academic growth and positive social engagement. Innocent Classroom Schools are defined by steep reductions in disciplinary incidents and improved school climate and culture.

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Partner to build an Innocent future

Join us! Whether you want to gain insight into our approach, build connections with members of the Innocent Community, or bring Innocence to your space, the future can begin now!

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Featured Story: We get to build an app for that!

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve received a 2023 Small Business Innovation Research grant through the Federal Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences to build and test a prototype software application based on the Innocent Classroom practice!

Read Senior Vice President & Principal Investigator Dr. Matthew Brandt’s reflections on applying for & receiving this exciting award on our blog:

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Join us for Upcoming Strategy Labs

New! We’ll gather small groups of Innocent Classroom practitioners in a caring & supportive environment to help each other create action plans to solve for current challenges with students. Designed for people with a working knowledge of the Practice of Innocence. Questions? Email


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Proven to transform experiences and build cultures of belonging & success.

Innocent Technologies is having a significant impact in school districts & organizations with some of the country’s deepest divides. Our research-backed relational methodology, delivered through customized partnership, improves the human experiences we need to perform and excel together.

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