"Let me start by issuing you a challenge: Be the better than you are. Set a goal that seems unattainable, and when you reach it, set another one even higher." -- HERB BROOKS
"Arcy" - 9th ALC Science (fixed mindset) student worked out of ALC by her senior year... Way behind on credits, growth mindset by the time she graduated as a senior. Currently working through college en route to degree....see's the bigger picture.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NOT KNOWING...AND NOT KNOWING YET.
IF YOU THINK YOU CAN OR YOU CAN'T, YOU'RE PROBABLY RIGHT. - HENRY FORD
NEVER LET THE FEAR OF STRIKING OUT GET IN YOUR WAY. --BABE RUTH
-- MOST OF THE TIME THESE STUDENTS HAVE A GREAT MINDSET BUT WHEN CHALLENGED OR 'UNSUCCESSFUL' THEY OFTEN MOVE FROM GROWTH TO FIXED -- TEST TAKING STRATEGIES FOR UNKNOWN QUESTIONS - BIG PICTURE --> IF NO COLLEGE CREDIT -- YOUR EXPERIENCE SETS YOU AHEAD OF OTHERS.
GROWTH OVER YEARS..IMPROVE ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING
A GREAT PLACE TO START GROWTH MINDSET...ESPECIALLY WITH SOME OF OUR CURRENT 9TH GRADERS!
I WILL BE VERY INTENTIONAL WITH MY 3 SECTIONS THIS COMING TRIMESTER.
1.START TRIMESTER WITH MINDSET QUIZ--STUDENTS NEED TO FIND OUT WHERE THEY ARE MENTALLY.
2. SHOW HOW THEY CAN GROW.
3. EMBED OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH MINDSET LEARNING IN HOMEWORK AND QUIZZES THROUGHOUT TRIMESTER.
4. I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THESE STUDENTS FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS! REVISIT AND REINFORCE GROWTH MINDSET