Teach students, especially girls, that academic abilities can expand and improve.

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  • It is important to encourage students to learn from each bug or mistake instead of letting them get discouraged.
  • This encouragement is especially necessary for girls because they're more likely to drop out of tech coursework because they're afraid they won't succeed as opposed to actually failing academic work.
Teach students, especially girls, that academic abilities can expand and improve.
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Jennifer Koebele's website, under "Encouraging an Interest in Computer Science"

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