“Sometimes what we call ‘failure’ is really just that necessary struggle called learning.”– Unknown
What will students learn and do during this lesson?
We will continue our discussion about our brain and how it change over time (neuroplasticity) by introducing the concept of a Growth Mindset.
We will review the two types of mindsets, provide examples, and briefly discuss ideas surrounding this topic.
Students will then watch the video "Caine's Arcade" (see below).
Students will also work in pairs to practice using Growth Mindset language for their own goals and feelings using paper Fortune Tellers.
Fixed Vs. Growth Mindset Quiz
Does who you are as a person change overtime?
Can your intelligence change?
Do you like new challenges?
Do you like learning new things?
Is a new experience scary?
Would you rather avoid a challenge than be seen making a mistake trying?
Do you welcome critical feedback?
After a discussion on Fixed versus Growth Mindset, students will watch the video below "Caine's Arcade" which will highlight the ideas of grit, determination, perseverance, individualism and positive thinking.
*Video: How to help every child fulfill their potential. by Carol Dweck, lead researcher on the topic of growth mindset. *students will not watch this video but included so adults can develop a better understanding of growth mindset.