I published this earlier this summer and have made reference to it in a few other posts. However, I want to share it again as I think it would be a great way to start the year off with your students.
I love this great “Songified” version of an inspirational speech made by Apollos Hester, a high school football player. It was shared by Joy Kirr on Twitter, and recommended to use in Genius Hour. I think it would be great for that, and it definitely would be an awesome video to show when talking about Growth Mindset as well.