Goal: By the end of this class, you will be able to:
- explain the difference between growth and fixed mindsets
- distinguish between examples of growth and fixed mindsets
- understand everyone is born to learn and we’re all at different place in our learning
- How do we learn new things?
- Why is having a growth mindset valuable to learning?
- How does understanding fixed and growth mindset help us meet our goals?
- In your Google Doc for this class write about the following:
- Think of a time you learned something new. What steps did you take to learn it?
- Think of a time you failed at something. How did it make you feel? What happened after you failed?
- You Can Learn Anything
- Create a chart similar to the following about at least 2-5 things you learned:
I LEARNED THIS: BUT FIRST I NEEDED TO KNOW THIS: 1. 2. 3.
- 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.
- Mrs. Weber’s struggle
- THINK PAIR SHARE–TIMER
- THINK of a time you had difficulty learning something
- PAIR up with a partner
- 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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