Growth Mindset Distance Learning | Growth Mindset Activities Distance Learning

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Want your students to learn about people who have found success through their willingness to work hard and learn from their failures?

Carol Dweck herself, in an article published in Scientific America on January 1, 2015, recommends that students learn about this kind of success in order to adopt the growth mindset themselves saying, "One way is by telling stories about achievements that result from hard work."

This resource now contains suggestions for adapting to online teaching including ready-to-go student handouts for Google Classroom.

When you teach your students about growth mindset with these plans you will:

  • get your students working cooperatively to teach themselves and each other when they use the ready-to-go handouts

  • inspire your classes with real-life examples of how grit and perseverance lead to success

  • easily teach the unit online using the ready-to-go instructions, links, handouts, and forms all optimized for Google Classroom.

  • engage your students with powerful lessons and dynamic plans

  • quickly and easily grade the final projects with the rubrics included here

  • fulfill common core requirements with low-key, no-prep project

There are a three different options for this project. Students will first research eight different individuals who have found great success in their fields and who have failed—sometimes epically. Bethany Hamilton, Michael Jordan, Jack Andraka, Thomas Edison, JK Rowling, Malala Yousafz, Josh Waitzkin, and Albert Einstein will inspire your students with their attitudes and achievements.

Students will then complete a jigsaw activity, a mixed media poster, or a group informational essay based on their findings.

Included in this packet are handouts with research questions and instructions for the three different options, two different versions of a chart for students to fill out on the other seven individuals, discussion questions to bring the presentations together, and a rubric to grade the mixed media poster.

Challenge your students to become more resilient learners who are not afraid to take risks, make mistakes, and learn from their failures by teaching them about real-life success stories.

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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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