When I take a look at the stats for this blog lately, I see that my posts about growth mindset are getting more views than usual. My hope is that this means that many teachers are getting ready to teach their students about having a growth mindset. It’s important to read Carol Dweck’s recent statements, however, about how the message she intended to deliver regarding her studies on this subject can sometimes be diluted or even completely misrepresented. Students may learn the language of growth mindset without really understanding the practice, especially if we don’t model it ourselves.
That being said, I came across a fun blog called, “Growth Mindset Memes,” by Laura Gibbs (@OnlineCrsLady). She has taken some popular meme images and added her own captions, often paraphrasing or using famous growth mindset quotes. One of my favorites is this one:
Students love memes, so they will definitely be interested if you hang a few of these around the classroom. You might also want to allow older students to make some of their own – perhaps after watching the Class Dojo mindset videos to summarize their learning.
Two librarians in our district had me laughing so hard this week that grumpy cat would have spontaneously combusted if he was within hearing distance.
The librarians assigned their students to create memes for the library. The results were so clever that I asked to share them for this week’s Phun Phriday post.
Sara Romine, otherwise known as @laffinglibrary, did a fabulous job explaining the whole process and giving examples in her most recent blog post. My favorite library meme from her school is the last one; I’m pretty sure I look like that whenever I enjoy a good book!
Our #neisdpln chat last night used internet memes to introduce each question. The clever participants cracked me up with their hilarious replies – many of them using their own memes. I seriously had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard by the end of the chat. Here was one of the questions:
And one of the responses (from @jodiharris16):
It was lots of fun, and you can see some of the other memes here. For the complete Storify of our chat, here is the link.