Growth Mindset: An Introduction
- Students will gain and understanding of growth mindset.
- Student will identify and share historical and personal examples of growth mindset thinking.
Hook: Watch the first 4:15 of this video.
Small Group Activity: Why is Success an Iceberg?
Change Your Words; Change Your Mindset
What Can I Say to Myself?
Inspirational Video Blasts
TED-Ed Lesson Plan
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You
Motivational Growth Mindset Video: Play only until 4:18 - Inappropriate language follows!
Click the link below to view the chopped version of this video.
You Can Learn Anything
Growth Mindset Blogging Activities
Growth Mindset Blog Post #1
- Define Growth Mindset.
- Give examples of famous people who had this trait.
- How can you/do you use a growth mindset to achieve success in your life.
Growth Mindset Blog Post #2: WTM Quest Reflection
2. What do you need to work on for the next assessment?
3. What steps will you take to achieve your goal? Give specific details.
Growth Mindset Blog Post #3: Q1 Reflection/Q2 Goal-Setting
2. What are some things you need to work on in ELA for the next quarter?
3. How do you plan to achieve your goals for improvement? Give specific details.
Growth Mindset Mini-Project: New Year's Resolutions 2016
Mini-Project Examples: 6th Grade Students
Why You Need to Fail
Musician and author Derek Sivers explains the importance of failure--for effective learning, growth mindset, and quality through experimentation.
Activity: Take a few minutes and think about a time when you made a really bad mistake. Write down what happened: what was the mistake, why did you make it, how did you feel, what could you have done differently? Reflect a bit more and write down what you learned from making the mistake--maybe about what you were trying to accomplish or about yourself. Divide into small groups and share your experience with others.
Assignment: Be an investigative reporter and ask as many different people as you can to tell you about a bad mistake they made and what they learned from it. Write down their answers. Be sure to get their first name, age, and what they do. Type up all the answers you collect and share them with colleagues or classmates.