Made famous by psychologist Carol Dweck, the growth mindset is more than just a belief in effort. There are a few key elements that must be included in any attempt to teach students to adopt this way of thinking, but once you do teach students how to grow their brains, the results will be astounding.
This three-day mini unit introduces students to the theory and starts them on a path to redefine areas in their own lives where they have a fixed mindset. After the lesson, students will have a good sense of the brain science, why it is important and fun to make mistakes, and why it is good to set goals.
Students will listen to read-alouds, discuss important questions, color diagrams, and write their own goals.