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Presentation made by Jennifer Maichin, from Mineola Middle School, NY, to introduce students with the growth mindset. ...

Presentation made by Jennifer Maichin, from Mineola Middle School, NY, to introduce students with the growth mindset.
Learn more about Jennifer's experience, tips, and classroom activities at: http://grow.mindsetworks.com/cms/the-end-of-classroom-management

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Introducing students with the growth mindset Introducing students with the growth mindset Presentation Transcript

  • Mrs. Jennifer Maichin 2009 mindset the nature of change
  • challenges , setbacks, and criticism Challenge: a situation that is demanding or difficult to complete Challenges we may face With Academics With non-academic activities With other people
  • challenges , setbacks , and criticism Setback: something that slows down, delays, or tries to stop one’s progress Examples of Setbacks in life
  • challenges, setbacks, and criticism Criticism : One person’s judgment , evaluation or observation of something another person does Examples of constructive criticism Examples of unfair or harsh criticism
  • step 1: learn to hear your fixed mindset “voice” When you approach a challenge: The Fixed Mindset Voice says: “ Are you sure you can do it?” “ Maybe you don’t have the talent.” “ What if you fail? Then you will be considered a failure!” Challenges you may face this year:
  • step 1: learn to hear your fixed mindset voice When you hit a setback: The Fixed Mindset Voice says: “ This would have been easy if you really had talent.” “ You see, I told you it was a risk. Now you have gone and shown how limited you are” “ It’s not too late to back out, make excuses, and try to regain your dignity” Setbacks you may face this year:
  • step 1: learn to hear your fixed mindset “voice” When you face criticism: amp The Fixed Mindset Voice says: “ It wasn’t my fault, it was someone or something else’s fault” “ Who does that person think they are for giving me advice? I’m not listening to them” “ I guess the person who gave me feedback is disappointed in me. They don’t think I can do it either” Criticism you may face this year:
  • step 2: recognize that you have a choice How you interpret challenges, setbacks and criticism is YOUR CHOICE Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset “ Oh well, I don’t have the talent or ability anyway.” “ Even though I didn’t do as well as I wanted to this time, at least I know that I can find out what I need to do in order to do better next time! If I work hard enough, I know I can do it .” IT IS UP TO YOU
  • step 3: talk back with a growth mindset voice When you approach a challenge The Fixed Mindset Voice says: What do you think your Growth Mindset Voice would say? “ Are you sure you can do it?” “ What if you fail? Then you will be considered a failure!” “ If you don’t try, you can protect yourself and keep your dignity.”
  • step 3: talk back with a growth mindset voice When you hit a setback: The Fixed Mindset Voice says: What do you think your Growth Mindset voice would say? “ This would have been easy if you really had talent.” “ You see, I told you it was a risk. Now you have gone and shown how limited you are” It’s not too late to back out, make excuses, and try to regain your dignity”
  • step 3: talk back with a growth mindset voice When you face criticism: The Fixed Mindset Voice says: What do you think your Growth Mindset voice would say? “ It wasn’t my fault, it was someone or something else’s fault” “ Who does that person think they are for giving me advice? I’m not listening to them” “ I guess the person who gave me feedback is disappointed in me. They don’t think I can do it either”
  • step 4: take the growth mindset action Learn to recognize when you hear a fixed mindset Voice AND when you hear a growth mindset voice. Act on the growth mindset voice
  • Take on the challenge wholeheartedly. Learn from setbacks and try again . Hear criticism and act on it. IT IS NOW IN YOUR HANDS