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  • 1. I think most of my peers have a fixed mindset, mainlybecause we are in an environment like <school> where the message sent is that we are all smart because we go here. Also i feel like there is an entitlement some students feellike they have. For example a student in my math class doesnot take notes because he feels like he is smart enough, and can do it without the help of the teacher.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 2. I think a growth mindset because one of my friends knowsthat he is not good at reading and writing so he tried to get better at it and became a much better reader than before.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 3. I think most people have a fixed mindset. If youre smart at Westminster, people are more likely to treat you differently. Smart people tend to get asked for help a lotmore than less smart people, and there are smart people who try to make sure their "reputation" stays untarnished through anything. I know a person that will say things like "Oh, I didnt study," or "I slept through more than half ofthat test," if he ever gets below a 95 on any test or quiz, or *thinks* that he will get less than a 95 on anything. Heoften talks about how he hasnt actually done written work for 4 years, and acts like its an achievement.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 4. I think that it is about 50/50. Especially in math, I think a lot of kids have a fixed mindset. When they dont understand something they shut down. It could be explained very carefully how to do the problem in several different ways,but some friends wouldnt grasp the concept because they dont want to. Its not because theyre too dumb, itsbecause they think theyre too dumb and dont want to put in the effort of learning. Others, however, are open to teaching. They arent able to let go of something until they have learned it, which is good. They will go to backworkevery day that week until they understand the concept, notjust in fear of failing that course, but because they have the desire to learn.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 5. i would say many of my peers have a fixed mindset because of the environment thet they have grown up in, where failure is bad and you get punished for it and good grades are good and you are told that you are smart for getting them.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 6. I think most of my peers at <school> have a fixed mindset. At <school> everyone feels pressure and competition todo well in athletics and in school, most people arent willingto try new things or risk a failure because they think it will be the end of the world. In some classes you have more chances to do well than people realize so they think each individual task you have to get a 100 on and do the same thing youve been doing, without taking risks.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 7. I think lots of the people at <school> have a fixed mindset. even though there are a lot of smart people at westminster, i think that lots of them are just book smart, people that just memorize facts and don’t try and analyzethe problems that they are faced with. i have seen this a lot in science classes in the past years.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 8. I think that they mostly have fixed unfortunately. Many times I hear people stating that they do not want to do their homework. Also other times there are kids that justsay they hate school and general and others state that they do not like what they are learning.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 9. A fixed mindset because i hear when people are doing things like homework "what’s the right way to do this?" there are many ways to do something i mean pro athletes have their own ways of doing things because they get it done they dont change to the textbook "way".Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 10. I think that my friends have a combination of both mindsets. My friends are willing to learn and want to see how things are true. They want to ask questions to deepen their understanding. At the same time, my friends are scared to do bad, for fear it might impact something. My friends hate failing or doing something that is not up to their own or their parents expectations. Recently, my friends got back their intro to political thought and speech papers. While they were comfortable sharing what they got because they knew we would only provide support, some did not do as well as they would have liked. This lead to my friends going to office hours to understand where they went wrong and what they could improve on.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 11. The people that I choose to spend my time with have almost extreme cases of growth mindset. I feel like that with them, i am encouraged to have a growth mindsetbecause their success is so great. A great many of this close circle achieved Suma Cum Laude last year; though I did not, I was encouraged by their merits and strive to do better this year.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 12. I think that a lot of my friends at <school> have a growthmindset, because a lot of them will get angry at themselves if they do bad on a test, but then try to change the thing that caused them to fail so that theyll succeed the next time. However, I think my mom has a fixed mindset,although shes trying to change herself, because she has setperceptions about the world ad its hard for her to change herself.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 13. I think most people have a fixed mindset. We think that theres only one way to do everything. Most people when they get assignments only look at the grade and not the feedback, and think what was the right way to do this instead of what ways can I understand the material better.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 14. I would say in my friend group, they have mostly growth mindsets. I say this because they typically work hard and study hard to getter better grades/ get better at sports, music, etc. My friend was sharing time for the quarterback spot last year at the beginning of the season, but he practiced hard all year, and by the end of the year, he was starting outright.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 15. I think that most of my peers have a growth mindset because we all strive to do better.You dont see anybody that gets through high school with an eighth grade education. We are always growing in our mindsets.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 16. Most people have a fixed mindset. They only focus on the grades, rather than the feedback. Like when someone gets back a paper, the thing they look at first is the grade and then (if they even do) look at the feedback.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 17. Growth. We have received the growth mindset talks 3 times already from Mr. Adams.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 18. In middle school, Mr. Adams talked a lot about having a growthmindset. Basically, this means that throughout ones whole life, one must be a student. One must realize that the brain is a muscle and thatexercising it will allow it to expand and improve. Only from really using ones brain can one master skills and concepts, but if one works hardenough, one can master anything. A fixed mindset is the exact oppositeof this, and it comes from believing that everyone is born good at some things and bad at others. Having a fixed mindset allows one to believe that one cannot change what one is good or bad at, cannot gain newskills or improve on old ones. People with growth mindsets believe that no one is born with talents and knowledge, rather it is acquired, while people with fixed mindsets think that everyone is born with skills and strengths and theyd just better live with them.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 19. Most of my friends have a "fixed" mindset, saying that they cant do something or that they think they are no good at something, however, some of my friends have a "growth" mindset, saying that there is always room to improve or thinking that they can do anything they put there mind to.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 20. Some days I have a growth mindset and some days I have a fixed mindset. The other day I was giving myself a very hard time about math by saying "I dont think Ishould do honors math because I am not smart enough." I was feeling overwhelmed withthe concepts and that I got a 50% on a quiz. I undervalued my ability to learn math during those terrible low moments. On the other hand, after getting a 70% on a spanish quiz, I went home and studied very hard for the next spanish quiz. This extra effort allowed me to learn the material better than I had learned it for the previous quiz. The failure fueled my future success. One more example relates to my math class last year. After checking every homework assignment I would right tips on how to fix mistakes that I had made in that specific homework. These tips coupled with redoing incorrect math problems created a wonderful study guide for every math test. My mistakes showed me how to improve my mathematic skills.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 21. I think most of my peers have a "fixed" mindset. This isbecause many of them get scared when they run into things that they dont understand. They dont enjoy being challenged by their work and would rather it all be easy. Also, I can see that they get frustrated with their work whenever it gets too hard.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 22. I believe that my friends and peers mostly have growthmindsets. For the most part we all know that we can grow and improve with practice. I know that the transfer in 6th to 7th grade regular math to honors was very difficult forpeople. Most of us failed our first tests! However, over thefirst semester I watched myself and my peers grow, change, and improve. We took advantage of back work and asked plenty of questions. In the end, most of us ended with As and B+s.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 23. Most of my friends have a fixed mindset because they are more looking for the good grade more than actually understanding the material.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 24. I think most of my peers and friends have a "growth" mindset because we are in school, and the whole point of going to school is to learn. If students had a "fixed" mind, they wouldnt be willing to learn, and they probably wouldnt learn very well.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 25. Most of my peers seem to have a growth mindset. Whenever something seems too hard, they get help to learn it, and keep trying until they understand. One example of this would be during a free period I was doing homework with some of my friends, and one of them wasreally confused with their math homework. They got up and asked all my friends in their class for help until they got it and could do the problems by themself.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 26. Many of my peers like to compare themselves to others byusing a fixed mindset because it is easier to compare status with others in the status quo.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 27. Most of my peers at school have a growth mindset. They are very open to learning and enjoy understanding new things, even though they joke about not wanting to learn anything. For example, all of my peers were ready and excited to learn about the different types of graphs in Physics class.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 28. I think there is a large mix, because some people just want to go through the motions and arent willing to "raise their hand first" in class, but others are willing to go to back work to ask how they can improve etc.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 29. Some of my peers have fixed mindsets. They do not pay as much attention in class as their counterparts. They rely on cramming, educated guessing, and natural ability to getthem through class. However, Ive noticed that most of mypeers and friends have growth mindsets, willing to learn in a competitive environment. They do not give up as readily as the people with fixed mindsets.Thursday, September 8, 2011
  • 30. As sad as it sounds, I believe most of my peers have a fixed mindset. Most of the time students think of mistakes andfailure and never learn from them. For example, if a student got a test back and they did poorly, they would focus on the mistakes they made and how bad they did, and not think about the things they did well.Thursday, September 8, 2011

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