What would you say if I told you the truth?. You really CAN learn anything you want to!

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What would you say if I told you the truth?

You really CAN learn anything you want to!

You really CAN learn anything you want to!

You really CAN BECOME whatever you want to be!Warm Up: String ProblemSituation: You have two flammable strings with really cool properties. When lit on fire, each string will burn for exactly 1 hour.The rate of burning is NOT constant different parts of each string burn at different rates AND each string will burn at an independent rate from the other.

Warm Up: String ProblemTask:You need to use these strings to measure EXACTLY 45 minutes. How do you do it?

Warm Up: String ProblemSituation: You have two flammable strings with really cool properties. When lit on fire, each string will burn for exactly 1 hour.The rate of burning is NOT constant different parts of each string burn at different rates AND each string will burn at an independent rate from the other.

Task:You need to use these strings to measure EXACTLY 45 minutes. How do you do it?

What did you THINK? What did you FEEL? What did you HEAR? What did you SEE? Learning TargetsI can compare and contrast the traits of TWO different mindsets.

I can explain why having a growth mindset matters.

Have 2 students read each learning target8When you play a musical instrument or sing or dance or play a sport, how do you get better at it?

Think of something you do very well but not school work and explain how you get better at it. Be as detailed as you possibly can be.

What happens in our brains when we learn?

1. First, youve got to get the learning inThere is a physical reason why culture and environment plays such a powerful role in learning and its found deep inside our brains.12

2. Once the learning gets in

What Happens In Our Brains When We Learn?

How Do Our Brains Work?

Neurons are the cells that make up your brain the branches coming off the cell are called dendrites.Dendrites and axons create connections with other neurons.

Dendrites help new information to COME IN to our neurons and axons take information AWAY from the cell body of a neuron, therefore making connections. 15When we learn something new, two amazing things happen

1. We actually grow MORE AND BIGGER dendrites on our neurons.2. We use these new dendrites to create NEW CONNECTIONS with other neurons.

AND the harder you WORK to learn something new, the more

Dendrites you will growConnections you will make

AND3. Finally, we need to make that learning stick!Heres what happens when we practice

MINDSETA way of thinking that determines our behavior and attitudeCall on 5 people to share what they think of when they think of the term mindset Have someone read out the defiToday is all about thinking about mindsets and how they impact how we learn and our overall success 19Two Types of MindsetsFixed MindsetGrowth Mindset

Two Types of MindsetsFixed MindsetGrowth MindsetIntelligence is innate and cannot change

You can learn new things, but you cannot make yourself smarter

Intelligence is malleable and can change with hard workYou can make yourself smarter through hard work

Two Types of MindsetsFixed MindsetGrowth MindsetI just am not smart enough to learn _____Ill never go to college!I just dont get it.I give up!

If I can just keep working at this, I will learn it!I can get to college even if its hard.I dont get it yet, but I will if I keep trying.Im not giving up!! Connections to What We Do at IAT CREWCLASSROOM CRESTINSTRUCTIONTEACHER LEARNING

Write and pass at table groups. Share out exceptional and thought provoking connections. Closing..23Why are Mindsets so powerful for learning? Because if our students believe they are not genetically endowed with intelligence, why should they even try to learn?And, if they believe they are endowed with intelligence, why would they risk looking dumb by trying to do really hard academic tasks?

24FINAL THOUGHTS: EXIT TICKETHow do you think this will be most useful for you?

What do you want your teachers to know about mindsets?

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY!

and now its time to go GET SMART!!!