STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) mindset is critical to youths’ ongoing participation in STEM, as well as their functioning in today’s technology-rich world. This is true for all students, but it is especially important to support the development of STEM mindset among those who are underrepresented in STEM fields, including women.

In the article, it lays out the importance of having a proper mindset when helping students with STEM. It also shows teachers methods of what to say or what not to say to best motivate students to continue to pursue learning the subject and maybe even majoring in it. A teacher can make all the difference when it comes to a students mindset of a subject.