Growth Mindset Brain Unit 2 Lesson Plans

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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Why I Made this…
I was inspired to make this 2nd mini-unit after I finished teaching my 4th and 5th graders my original “Growth Mindset Brain Mini-Unit”. They were so excited to learn about the brain and wanted to know more! Some kids even asked to learn about synapses. Teacher heaven!

I was also inspired from seeing many of my students become easily frustrated when they face difficulty and I wanted to show them that the way they deal with their emotions can actually affect their brain and ability to learn.

What’s This About…
* So, this Mini-Unit is designed to be an extension of my first (check it out), introducing new concepts like Synapses, Emotions, and Fixed & Growth Mindset Comparisons. But, you can still use it effectively without teaching the original unit.

* All lessons are intended for the busy teacher and should take approximately 20-25 minutes each. You can do one lesson a day or spread them out and do one per week (which is what I do).

Mini-Unit Includes:
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Lesson 1: What is Growth vs. Fixed Mindset?
   • PowerPoint Game: Growth vs. Fixed Mindset
   • Essential Question Poster and Word Wall Posters: Growth Mindset and Fixed Mindset
Lesson 2: Growing Dendrites = Learning
   • 3 Visual Slides
   • Worksheet: “Popping Dendrites” Self-Assessment - Awesome way for students to track how many dendrites they have on any topic throughout the learning process! You can use this sheet with any subject!
   • Essential Question Poster and Word Wall Posters: Neurons and Dendrites
Lesson 3: Synapses: Learning Something New Can Be Hard At First
   • 4 Visual Slides
   • Link to short video clip about Synapses and Learning
   • Synapse Exit Ticket: “Show What You Know”
   • Essential Question Poster and Word Wall Poster: Synapse
Lesson 4: Emotions and Learning
   • 3 Visual Slides
   • PowerPoint Game: “Emotions and Learning”
   • Essential Question Poster and Word Wall Posters: Adrenaline and Endorphins
Lesson 5: My Growth Mindset Plan
   • Directions for the “Ball Toss” Review Game
   • Worksheet: “My Growth Mindset Plan”
   • Essential Question Poster

* All Visual Slides now have Interactive Activities, Movement, and/or Discussion Questions built into each slide.

* Lesson Plans for each lesson including Common Core State Standard Connections.

**NOTE**: If you have any technical difficulties with the PowerPoint games please do not rate this resource poorly. Please leave a question in the Q&A section and I will be happy to help you! Thank you!

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Total Pages
50
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Growth Mindset Brain Unit 2 Lesson Plans
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Growth Mindset Brain Unit 2 Lesson Plans
Growth Mindset Brain Unit 2 Lesson Plans
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