GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades

GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades
GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades
GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades
GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades
GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades
GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades
GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades
GRIT: A Growth Mindset Unit for Upper Grades
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As teachers, we know that effort and determination are the biggest factors in our students’ success. All too often, this message doesn’t get communicated to our students. We often hear, “I can’t...It’s too hard...I’m not good at that.” The best way to shift that negative/fixed thinking is by implementing a growth mindset program. I created this week-long unit for upper grades (specifically high school or advanced middle schoolers) because I could not find quality age-appropriate resources to teach my students about grit and developing a growth mindset.

Throughout the week, students will...

✔ Collaborate about what it means to succeed and fail
✔ Research the life of a Person with Grit and evaluate how they used grit to turn their failures and adversities into successes
✔ Practice listening skills as they hear and respond to TED talk on Grit and Growth Mindset
✔ Evaluate their own level of grit by taking the grit survey and reflecting on the results
✔ Closely read and respond to an article on how the human brain resembles a muscle in terms of what practice and effort can accomplish
✔ Explore and establish S.M.A.R.T. goals

NOTE: Students will need access to technology/the internet to complete this unit!

Common Core State Standards (grades 8-12)
Reading Informational Text 1
Writing 7, 8
Speaking and Listening 1

What’s included:
★ ‘People with Grit’: Picture Cards & Biography Notes
★ Links to the Biography website for 24 diverse ‘People with Grit’
★ TED Talk Guided Notes
★ Grit Survey Reflection
★ Nonfiction article: The Brain as a Muscle (with Critical Thinking Questions)
★ S.M.A.R.T. Goal Presentation Slides
★ S.M.A.R.T. Goal Planning Sheet
★ 5-day Detailed Plan
★ 30 pages/Slides of resources

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