MINDSET SCHOLARS NETWORK BLOG

Exercises to reduce identity threat improve MOOC completion rates in less-developed countries

Jess Hennessey

A recent study led by Geoff Cohen found that brief online exercises delivered to students taking MOOCs improved persistence among individuals from less-developed countries and eliminated global gaps in course completion rates.

Giving parents new tools to help improve their children’s academic outcomes

Jess Hennessey

Research led by Mindset Scholar Mesmin Destin shows that small shifts in how parents talk to their kids and respond to their challenges can improve academic performance.

Increasing teachers’ sensitivity to student needs and use of instruction focused on higher order thinking eliminates racial gaps in discipline referrals

Jess Hennessey

New study finds a professional development program for teachers led to more equitable discipline practices and overall reduced suspension rates.

New video profiles provide a closer look at the Mindset Scholars Network

Jess Hennessey

A series of five short videos features Mindset Scholars Mesmin Destin, David Yeager, Mary Murphy, Ron Ferguson, and Camille Farrington discussing their research and the state of mindset science.