Mindsets are the beliefs or self-perceptions people have about themselves. Through completing a quiz, students learn about their mindset.

Year level



5 minutes


In class activity

Online learning

SEL Competencies



Learning intention

Students complete a self-assessment to identify strategies to improve their mindset.

Key outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify their mindset

  • understand the importance of mindsets

  • describe how their mindset impacts their approach to challenges.

Materials needed

Mapped to

Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

  • Analyse and reflect on the influence of values and beliefs on the development of identities (AC9HP8P01)

  • Analyse the impact of changes and transitions, and devise strategies to support themselves and others through these changes (AC9HP8P02)

  • Analyse factors that shape identities and evaluate how individuals influence the identities of others (AC9HP10P01)

  • Refine, evaluate and adapt strategies for managing changes and transitions (AC9HP10P02)

Australian Curriculum: General Capabilities

  • Personal and Social Capability:

    • Self-awareness

    • Self-management

  • Critical and creative thinking:

    • Reflecting on thinking and processes

    • Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures

NSW PDHPE Syllabus

  • Examines and evaluates strategies to manage current and future challenges (PD4-1)

  • Assesses their own and others’ capacity to reflect on and respond positively to challenges (PD5-1)

Victorian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

  • Investigate the impact of transition and change on identities (VCHPEP123)

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Activity 1


5 minutes

  1. Ask students to access, and then complete independently, the ReachOut.com survey ‘What mindset do you have?’.

  2. Once students have completed the survey, encourage them to learn more about their mindset by exploring the ReachOut articles that are linked in their results.


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