As a former Biology teacher I have often heard kids tell me that they were "not good in science" so that they had an excuse to fail. I spent time building them up with small successes. I have been told from my math counterparts that they also observed the same things about students thinking they were "not good in math". I wish that we could help teachers and students see that STEM isn't just about science and/or math. STEM is about thinking. Though some people self identify as being more of a "words" person, a "writing" person or a "creative" person, etc., it would benefit us all if they could see how the free flow of ideas from all perspectives is what builds an authentic and active STEM culture!