"Technology is central to the daily routine of university life" but "without any formal technology prerequisites, students come to college with differing technological skills, stratified by gender, socioeconomic status, and racial backgrounds."
"This report is based on the National Black Male College Achievement Study, the largest-ever qualitative research study of Black undergraduate men. Offered in the report are key insights on success from achievers at 42 colleges and universities in 20 states across the U.S."
"Because challenges are ubiquitous, resilience is essential for success in school and in life. In this article we review research demonstrating the impact of students’ mindsets on their resilience in the face of academic and social challenges. We show that students who believe (or are taught) that intellectual abilities are qualities that can be developed (as opposed to qualities that are fixed) tend to show higher achievement across challenging school transitions and greater course completion rates in challenging math courses."
'Race is a difficult thing to talk about, but it's also one of the most important. Recent events in Ferguson have sparked a national conversation about civil rights, and many college and high school students are joining in. Work toward embracing the diversity of your students, and when you’re ready to dive deeper, check out the video playlist below to learn how talk about racial stereotypes constructively with your students, break down assumptions, and bring people together. "