Growth Mindset

We have been learning a lot about ‘Growth Mindset’ and revisiting our prior knowledge of the topic. Each day we watch a growth mindset video and participate in class discussions  and activities and link what we have observed in the videos to our own experiences.

So far we have watched:

Mindset video: Chapter 1  Title: Your brain is like a muscle (An introduction to Mojo and why he wants to run away from his problems.)

Mindset video: Chapter 2   Title: The magic of mistakes (Mojo enters a robotics competition and wins an unexpected lesson in the magic of mistakes.) We talked about when we make mistakes and how we feel.






Mindset video: Chapter 3  Title: The incredible power of yet (Katie discovers the incredible power of yet from an unexpected source.)  We looked at a time that you were afraid to ask for help. Why did you feel afraid?

Mindset video: Chapter 4  Title: The Mysterious world of neurons (Katie leads Mojo on a journey to learn from the secrets of the brain from a mysterious guru.) We talked about what are neurons and how do we make connections between our neurons.

Mindset video: Chapter 5  Title: Mojo Puts it all together (Mojo reflects on the meaning of ‘your brain is like a muscle’ after a setback) We looked at what does it feel like when something is too challenging? Is it wrong that we feel this way? What kind of attitude should we take on when facing a challenge, and why is that important?

Today’s growth mindset task was to ask students to get into groups of four with the goal of recreating a paper structure using only 1 sheet of A4 paper and 1 pair of scissors.

There were only two rules:

  1. Students must complete the activity in 10 minutes using only one sheet of paper and scissors
  2. Working together is encouraged, but don’t shout out the answer to other groups when you figure it out

I walked around the groups while students were attempting to create a paper structure, and listened to their mindset language and challenges they were facing.

Here are some photos:


Share something new that you have discovered about Growth Mindset?

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