Changing Student Thinking & Learning
What Is Growth Mindset?
Growth Mindset as PBL
Sequence of the unit:
Launch... Project Introduction: Kid President Video Quote Activity- Students viewed Kid President video and recorded quotes said by Kid President that they felt were the most important to remember.
Phase 1: What makes people successful? Who do you know (personally or through the media) who you would consider to be successful? What traits do these people encompass?
***Famous Missourian project introduction (Social Studies and Informational Writing unit integration)
Phase 2: Inside the classroom- How can we, as students, change our thinking? How will changing our thinking help us to reach our greatest potential as learners?
Mini Projects: "instead of saying this... Try saying this...." bulletin board and school wide posters
***What can we learn from the Famous Missourians we are researching in terms of achieving success?
Phase 3: Outside the classroom- How can we set an example in our school and in our community to encourage people to reach their greatest potential?
Mini Projects: Positive thinking quote posters hung from hallway ceilings throughout building, Stair cases to success for each staircase in our building
***Famous Missourian share fair and blog publishing
Phase 4: Parent Education- Students presented the timelines of our project at our Parent Involvement night as well as provided resources for parents to encourage a growth mindset in their homes
Mini Projects: Student presentations, water bottles were distribued to all students in attendence with our #projectgrowthmindset quote, "What are you doing today to make the world awesome? Nothing if you're just sitting there."- Kid President, #projectgrowthmindset section added to grade level newsletter
Phase 5: Next step- collaboration with Middle School Leadership students once a month to encourage growth mindset.
Landing: Student presentation at school-wide PBS assembly in the spring!