With my students, reflection and next steps is a big thing.
Summary of the article:
1) Cultivate/develop sense of belonging
2) Growth mindset
3) Have goals and values you can articulate
One “remarkable finding” according to the study, was the degree to which “brief writing exercises [improved] these intra- and interpersonal competencies.”
For example, students who were required to “write about the relevance of course topics to their own life or to the life of a family member or close friend” saw positive development. Another remedy involved what sounds like a bit of benevolent manipulation–making students feel more at home on campus by having them write stories and reflections that “fram[ed] social adversity as common and transient.”