Today I wanted to share with you something we did this week that I am super proud of!
Our focus this week was changing our mindset!
First, we had a conversation about the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. We watched this awesome video and talked about it after.
Next, I showed them a list of words and we had a discussion about their meanings. I don't know about you, but my students LOVE to talk and this was a perfect opportunity for them:)
I put each word on a poster, and students had about 15 minutes of quiet time to walk around and write what that word meant to them!
This was not my original idea, I found it from Heidi over at Create, Dream, Explore!
Here's a look at the around the classroom activity!
After students were done, we talked and shared. Their responses were amazing!
The next day, we had a quick recap of what the differences is between a fixed mindset vs growth mindset. We did this on TodaysMeet! You can view our conversation here!
After we "talked about the differences, I gave them some fixed statements. I would type in the fixed statement and they would type in what they would do to make it a growth statement!
The last part of this activity was an art piece. I have each student a head! I instructed them to draw, doodle, write, color, anything they wanted to show how they were going to change their fixed mindset to a growth mindset in 2017. The results were amazing!
I am so impressed with my students work! I don't think I ever want to change my door!
After many requests, the art piece and "Change your words, Change your mindset" posters are now in my TpT shop for $1!
How do you get your students to change their mindset? I'd love to hear it!
Have a great week!