A new report by the National Academies of Science suggests changes in education to boost the academic potential of secondary students, including:
• Teachers should provide “culturally sensitive” classrooms, which may help prevent stereotype threats that can interfere with students’ performance and connection to school.
• Schools should, in addition to basic content, help students learn “practical knowledge and nonacademic skills, such as decisionmaking, adaptability, and psychosocial skills.”
• Schools and communities should work to support students’ mental and physical health.
A version of this article appeared in the June 05, 2019 edition of Education Week as Adolescent Learning