Students explore the concepts of growth and fixed mindsets and the impact these can have on managing stress.
Students are introduced to the concept of growth mindsets and understand that they can take control of their attitude towards study and high school as a learning experience.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- understand the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset
- reframe their thoughts from a fixed to a growth mindset.
Mindsets discussion 15 min
- Access the ReachOut Schools article 'Mindsets'.
- Explain to students:
- A mindset is a series of self-perceptions or beliefs that people hold about themselves.
- Mindsets determine the person’s behaviour, outlook and mental attitude.
- Class discussion: What is the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset? Prompting questions:
- What does ‘fixed’ mean?
- What does ‘growth’ mean?
- How does our attitude affect our learning?
A growth mindset is one where a person’s self-belief is that they can develop abilities through dedication and hard work, and through adopting a ‘learn at all costs’ attitude. Success is seen as being due to 35 per cent ability and 65 per cent effort.
A fixed mindset is one where a person believes that traits such as intelligence and talent are set at birth. A person with a fixed mindset lets failure or success define them. Success is seen as being due to 65 per cent ability and 35 per cent effort.
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