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Students perform differently in STEM classes depending on whether their professors believe intelligence is a fixed or changeable quality, according to an innovative analysis of 150 U.S. science faculty at one university.

Students perform differently in STEM classes depending on whether their professors believe intelligence is a fixed or changeable quality, according to an innovative analysis of 150 U.S. science faculty at one university.

When Lisa Suben went back to school as part of a AAAS-sponsored program to train middle school teachers in mathematics, she recalled being “a little skeptical of the idea that I would become a better teacher by spending time as a student.”