Leadership in Action: How Do Today’s Students Learn?

New England Secondary School Consortium

This issue brief  from the New England Secondary School Consortium’s Leadership in Action series outlines what we know about how students learn—and how we can use these insights to strengthen our high schools for student success. 

When students believe that intelligence is genetic and unchangeable they often learn at slower rates and avoid challenges. But students who embrace new problems and overcome failures learn more and learn it faster.