Students, we are beginning our journey to learn about our mindsets. Mindsets are beliefs that we each hold about our abilities. In a Fixed Mindset, people believe that basic qualities such as intelligence and abilities are fixed, and cannot be developed. They believe that only talent creates success. They see effort as a sign of weakness.
People who have a Growth Mindset believe that they can develop their brain, their abilities, their talents. This view creates a love for learning, a drive for growth, and a resiliency that is essential for great accomplishments. They see effort as a strategy needed to reach their full potential.
Think of a time when you have encountered a Fixed Mindset. It could be something that you believe about yourself, it could be an example from a book or a movie. In your first paragraph, describe the fixed mindset. In your second paragraph, describe a time when you have noticed a Growth Mindset. It could also be an example from your life, or an example from a book or a movie.
Finally, make sure to read through the posts and comment on their thinking and their stories. Comments should be thoughtful and add value to the conversation. I am eager to hear your thinking and your experiences about this!