Teaching Growth Mindset in Grade 2
In grade 2, students have also started learning about Growth Mindset. We started with the book, 'The Teeny Weeny Tadpole'. In the story, the tadpole cannot jump. He tries and tries but still has trouble. He keeps growing, changing, and working hard. One day, he is able to jump higher than the other animals and can make it to the lily pad. He is so proud of himself!
The grade 2 students then wrote about things they couldn't do before but now they can do! Then we discussed some of our goals moving forward. Here are some of their examples!
Each week students will be learning more about how their brain grows and develops with practice.
At the end of the class, we watched the first episode of the Classdojo Growth Mindset Mini-series. Each video is about 3 minutes and students discuss the video afterwards. This week's video focused on our brain and how our brain is a muscle- it is important to exercise our brains to help them grow. Check out the video above!