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:
- Students must complete the activity in 10 minutes using only one sheet of paper and scissors
- 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?