Bright Ideas in CITW

February 2016

Effort Videos

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Big Ideas for the classroom: Growth Mindset - Episode 1/5
submitted by Julie Tiemeyer

Class dojo is creating a series of 5 videos related to Growth Mindset. The first 2 are available now, with more to be released soon. Below are the links:

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Growth Mindset Resources

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From Australia, resources for teachers implementing Growth Mindset

Shakira - Try Everything (Lyrics)

Kung Fu Panda 3

submitted by Stacey King

Have some of your students seen the new Kung Fu Panda movie? This might be a great way to draw connections between the movie and effort at school. There are several examples of not giving up, learning from mistakes, etc. You should preview the trailer below before deciding if you want to show it, but it may familiarize you with the content of the movie so you can help draw those connections. I loved the statement "If you only do what you can do, you'll never be more than you are now."

Kung Fu Panda 3 | Official Trailer #3