I decided to gather the resources here so that I can find them easily in the next few weeks!
First of all, take time to read the article that prompted our conversation: Even Geniuses Work Hard. If you haven't had a chance to read C. Dweck's book, Mindset, now is a great time to get started! Also, if you get a chance to take Jo Boaler's course on How to Learn Math, that is definitely worthwhile as well! And if you need a shortcut, check out this packet!
Good mathematics is NOT how many answers you know – but how you behave when you don’t know.(See post!)
How to inspire growth mindset in our classrooms:
- Help students identify their mindset - use a "quiz" like this one or this one or this one or this one!
- Teach the vocabulary. Put these words on the board, "Word Splash," and ask students to categorize them: ability, attitude, challenge, effort, fixed mindset, grit, growth mindset, intelligence.
- Share a picture book, The Most Magnificent Thing by Spires
- Share videos about making mistakes and overcoming: Peter Parker, Michael Jordan, Other Famous Failures
- Share your own failures!
- Ask students to write about learning something new and the mistakes, failures they encountered (riding a bike, skating, ??)
- Create a "failure quote wall" and share mistakes made!
- Share a quote of the week! See examples here, here, and here!
- Be careful what you say ... use this feedback tool!
GRIT = SUCCESS
THE POWER of YETMaybe, just maybe, I'll have that banner ready for a #made4math entry this summer!
By the way, check out the post, the video, and the article on the power of yet!