Do you have students who have a difficult time doing anything that is a little challenging for them? Do they quit right away? Do they think they are "dumb" if they make mistakes? Do they think if something is challenging, it means they aren't smart?
This interactive PowerPoint is specifically for these kids. It's designed to get kids to go from a fixed mindset (I'm just not good at math/reading) to a growth mindset (I can become better at math/reading.) Works great on Smartboards too! Mac-friendly version included! (Powerpoint still required)
Video preview available here!
Other Purchase options:
: Includes 8 additional lessons that go into more depth on Growth Mindset!
: Includes this intro lesson and the expansion pack.
: Includes 25 licenses.
Overview of PowerPoint:
•Explains that you aren't born smart - you become smart by doing challenging things.
•Examples of how to grow your brain.
•Examples of how NOT to grow your brain (only doing easy things, giving up quickly, having someone else tell you the answer)
•Demonstrates that harder things can actually be more FUN with engaging examples your students will love.
•Includes quizzes and entertaining interactive portions
•Fun drawings, animations, and sounds to keep their attention.
I created this after I finished the "How to Learn Math" course offered online by Stanford where I learned about the growth mindset theory by Carol Dweck, though it isn't about math - it's about the growth mindset approach to learning. It definitely changed the way I look at teaching, and I've seen my students blossom with this new approach.
Out of all my products, I'm the most proud of this one. I think your kids will love this resource on teaching a growth mindset!
Also try these other Character Education products:
Multiple Intelligences PowerPoint
Learning Styles PowerPoint
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Note to Buyers:
The PowerPoint contains a buzzer sound and a bell sound to indicate whether answers are correct. However, the sound may not work on all on computers, so I have added animations (a check mark with the bell sound and an X with the error sound) that make the sounds unnecessary. The PowerPoint will play fine and make perfect sense with or without audio.
One slide references you, the teacher. I have uploaded two versions, one for female teachers and one for male teachers so the pronouns and pictures match.
The slides will appear to have overlapping text due to the animations, but when played as a slideshow will look normal. I recommend viewing the slideshow before presenting it to the students to become familiar with the way the buttons and slides are formatted.