Setting goals: ‘Mastery’ and ‘not yet’ tracking

This lesson is aimed at continuing to develop a growth mindset by encouraging students to think of their learning and achievement in terms of ‘mastery’ and ‘not yet’.

Year Level



60 minutes


  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness

Learning Intention

  • To reflect on the importance of seeking assistance, learning from failure and developing a positive mindset.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will understand that:

  • reflection on mistakes and successes is a key tool when progressing towards mastery of a skill
  • seeking support and/or assistance will help with progression towards mastery of a skill/task.

Activity 01

Opposite hands 10 min

Students work in pairs and use their non-dominant hand to write the words to do with mindsets backwards for the other person to guess. Word examples could include: Mindset, Growth, Fixed, Yet, Feedback, Failing, Learning