Goal: By the end of this class, you will be able to:

  1. explain the difference between growth and fixed mindsets
  2. distinguish between examples of growth and fixed mindsets
  3. understand everyone is born to learn and we’re all at different place in our learning

Essential Questions:

  1. How do we learn new things?
  2. Why is having a growth mindset valuable to learning?
  3. How does understanding fixed and growth mindset help us meet our goals?

RIGHT NOW:

  1. In your Google Doc for this class write about the following:
    1. Think of a time you learned something new. What steps did you take to learn it?
    2. Think of a time you failed at something. How did it make you feel? What happened after you failed?
  2. You Can Learn Anything
  3. Create a chart similar to the following about at least 2-5 things you learned:
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  4. These activities can lend themselves to answering our first essential question: How do we learn new things? We learn by building one skill on top of another, persevering through mistakes, and growing our brain.
  5. Mrs. Weber’s struggle
  6. THINK PAIR SHARE–TIMER
    1. THINK of a time you had difficulty learning something
    2. PAIR up with a partner
    3. SHARE with each other the experience, what you learned, and the outcome. You get 1 minute to share. Meet with several classmates.
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