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Problem

Stereotypically "geeky" spaces discourage women from pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math.

Solution

A few changes in room decorations can help women feel like they belong in STEM.

Problem

Low-income students and students of color often earn worse grades than do wealthier and White students.

Solution

Plotting a path from who you are now to who you want to be in the future helps students identify with school and earn better grades.

Women taking notes in a classroom

Problem

The stereotype that women are bad at science leads many of them to underperform in their courses.

Solution

A short writing task about treasured personal values deflects harmful stereotypes and helps women reach their full potential.

Teacher sitting in front of classroom full of students

Problem

School suspensions set students up to enter the school-to-prison pipeline, leading to unemployment and incarceration later in life (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology).

Solution

Taking an empathetic, rather than punitive, approach to classroom discipline reduces suspensions and improves student-teacher relationships. 

Eyes peering over a Harry Potter book

Problem

People develop prejudice at a young age.

Solution

Reading about fictional characters who show empathy for marginalized groups helps children become more empathetic in real life. 

Calendar

Problem

Many people fail to reach their goals. 

Solution

To turn your ambitions into reality, make concrete and specific plans...

Person asleep with a drink in their hand

Problem

The leading causes of death for adolescents in the United States are alcohol use and alcohol-related events.

Solution

Showing students that many of their peers are uncomfortable with alcohol reduces drinking...

Teen sitting in hallway with head down

Problem

Rejection by peers leads teens to act aggressively and feel down.

Solution

Teaching teens that everyone has the capacity to change decreases aggression and symptoms of depression following peer exclusion. If people can change, so too can social labels like “bully” and “loser"...

Girl balancing a book on her head

Problem

Students who are the first in their families to attend college struggle to keep up with their classmates from college-going families.

Solution

Acknowledging first-generation college students’ unique needs and empowering them to take advantage of university resources helps them adjust to college and earn better grades...

Vegetable cartoon characters smiling and waving

Problem

More than one-third of American kids are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.  Junk food drives part of this obesity epidemic.

Solution

Storybooks that teach kids why they need different nutrients lead them to choose healthier snacks...

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