Lesson 1: Learners will define growth mindset.


Back to course home page: Growth Mindset (Fall 2018)

Before we can begin learning about the different mindsets and how they affect student success, it is important to understand what a mindset is.


Take a moment to test your mindset. Click on the link and answer the agree/disagree questions. http://mindsetonline.com/testyourmindset/step1.php Reflect on your results. Are you surprised?

Now, you may be wondering: What is Mindset?

The two mindsets we will be focusing on are fixed and growth. Carol Dweck, one of the world's largest researchers in the field of motivation, explains that simply being aware of the fact that there are two mindsets makes a student more successful. A student with a fixed mindset believes intelligence is static. A student with growth mindset believes intelligence can be developed.

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Take some time to explore Carol Dweck's research by clicking the link: http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/index.html

Watch this short ClassDojo video, A Secret About the Brain.


Take some time to reflect... Think about a time you faced a challenge. After watching the video, how can you think about the challenge in a different way? What can you do differently in the future when faced with a challenge? Post your answer in the Discussion tab to share your ideas with other learners.

When you feel you've mastered this material, take this short true/false quiz! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBevgKECVOpIvS3LYPEREOTqwEvDYv7AD-mmV_2yTRRpdvzQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

After completing the quiz and viewing your score, move on to Lesson 2: Learners will compare and contrast growth and fixed mindsets.


What is mindset. http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/index.html

Class Dojo. (2016, January 19). A secret about the brain [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zrtHt3bBmQ