“Keep Going” is a good video to show that encourages the Growth Mindset. It is filmed in Lego stop-motion, although adults are the target audience. Students in 3rd grade and up will understand the message, particularly if you have already been talking about mindsets in class. I also like that it fits in nicely with the maker ed mantra from Sylvia Libow-Martinez and Gary Stager of, “Think, Make, Improve.”
If you have ever thought about “the terrible gap between what you wanted to do and what you’ve actually done,” then this video will speak to you. It applies to any attempts we make to achieve a vision, whether as a student, a worker, a spouse, a parent, or any other role in which we have some creative control over the outcome. We should take any opportunity we receive to revise our first draft instead of walking away in defeat.