When it comes to bias, preschoolers are influenced by nonverbal cues that indicate how adults might feel about one another. Exposure to different kinds of people may help buffer those preconceived notions, especially in homogenous communities.
An outline of practical steps has helped teachers keep students from under represented minority groups in computer science class. Part of the guideline means addressing bias in classwork and helping students feel included.
A study found that students who read about famous scientists' personal and intellectual struggles do better in their science classes. Librarians helped us put together a list of books that detail some of those struggles.
Many girls are encouraged to pursue STEM studies, but they can sometimes lack the spatial skills needed to excel. One professor created a training program to help all people improve their spatial skills.
A lot of effort goes into helping kids know they can learn more, but less focus has been directed to the growth mindset of educators. Some educators are taking bold new steps, especially in areas of technology use.