Education, K-5, Teaching Tools, Videos

Class Dojo Big Ideas, Season 2

Class Dojo recently released a series of Growth Mindset animated videos that are great for elementary school students.  Last night, Season Two’s first video was published – “Katie Discovers the Dip.” Season Two continues to teach about Growth Mindset, showing students how to use a Growth Mindset to deal with disappointments and challenges.  For all of the Class Dojo Big Ideas videos as well as discussion guides, click here.

image from Katie Discovers the Dip by Class Dojo
image from Katie Discovers the Dip by Class Dojo

And if you would like even more Growth Mindset resources, check out this Pinterest Board.

Education, K-12, Motivation, Parenting, Teaching Tools

Grit Pie

In a few past posts, I have mentioned that I am making a determined effort to incorporate a growth mindset into our classroom environment.  One of the attributes that is key to a growth mindset is to have “grit.”  While reading this article on Edutopia, I came across a link for a great Prezi by Kristin Goulet, “Grit Pie,” that would be great to help illustrate this for students.  I love this idea of helping students to realize that blaming others for their problems relinquishes control, and that owning up to their mistakes can actually make them happier with the thought that they have the power to fix them.

Click here to view the "Grit Pie" Prezi by Kristin Goulet
Click here to view the “Grit Pie” Prezi by Kristin Goulet

For more resources about developing a Growth Mindset, you might want to check out my new Pinterest Board for this topic.