Lesson 2: Learners will compare and contrast growth and fixed mindsets.


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Growth vs. Fixed Mindset


With a classroom full of unique individuals, growth and fixed mindsets are seen each and every day. What can we look for, as educators, to determine student mindsets and change fixed mindsets to growth. Take a look at the chart below! Can you think of a time you saw one of these behaviors in your classroom?


Growth mindset is something that can be heard throughout classrooms as well. Many comments students and teachers make throughout the day play a role in mindset. Take a look at the chart below! How can this be helpful to foster a growth mindset in your classroom?


The following video compares and contrasts growth mindset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1CHPnZfFmU. Watch the video and take notes of the obvious similarities and differences, as well as the more subtle ones. John Spencer does a great job of comparing the mindsets side by side, so use the Venn Diagram to organize your thoughts and keep track of all of the great ideas.


Before we move on- take a quick quiz! Check all of the boxes that apply to growth and fixed mindset. Be sure to check your answers. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5i7wurDuWM2G7AwHWhv-dOQam0J4DdD5V-bf0J-Fm71EItA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Creating a Growth Mindset in Your Students [Blog]. K12, https://k12.thoughtfullearning.com/blogpost/creating-growth-mindset-your-students

Spencer, John. (2017, March 26). Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset [Video File]. Retrieved from https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M1CHPnZfFmU