Mindset 10thGrade: Growth Mindset Microsoft, 2011
Video • Famous Failures • Tiger Woods on Working to Get Better • Michael Jordan on Failing Microsoft, 2011
Quotes • "I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.” • "Success isn't something you chase. It is something you have to put forth the effort for constantly” • Michael Jordan Photo By Jonathon Daniel/AllSport
Discussion • What message is the famous failures video trying to send? • What does the narrator mean by “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived?” • What does Michael Jordan mean when he says, “I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.” • Why does Tiger Woods go to the driving range right after winning or losing a tournament? • How might these messages apply to school?
Objectives • The people in these videos have a certain kind of mindset we’re going to learn more about. • We’ll learn about the different kinds of mindsets, your mindset, and how to change your mindset.
Pre-Test • What is a growth mindset? • What is a fixed mindset? • What is one strategy for developing your intelligence?
Mindset Survey • Two types of Mindsets: Growth & Fixed • What type of Mindset do you have? • Take the Survey! Microsoft, 2011
Mindset Results • More “yes” responses on even-numbered items demonstrates a growth mindset. • More “yes” responses on odd-numbered items demonstrates a fixed mindset. • If the results are close, it’s likely that the mindset is closer to a fixed mindset.
Definitions • Fixed mindset: • Belief that your intelligence and abilities cannot be changed. • Fear making mistakes. • Always trying to prove yourself. • Growth mindset: • Belief that your abilities and intelligence can change through effort and learning. • View mistakes as learning opportunities. • Learning for yourself, not for anyone else.
Discussion • What kind of mindset do you think Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein have? Why? • Was anyone surprised by their results? • What do the results mean? • What can you do about what you learned?
You Can Change Your Intelligence! • So how can we change our intelligence/ability? • How do Tiger or Michael develop their talent?
Discussion • So how can we change our intelligence/ability? • How do Tiger or Michael develop their talent? • Effort! They are constantly putting forth effort to improve their abilities. • Learning from mistakes – they make mistakes or fail and learn from those mistakes and failures. • Persist – they don’t give up!
Think-Pair-Share • What are some examples of when you’ve worked to change your ability? • How can we change our intelligence? • How might having a growth mindset impact our learning in school? • How should we approach assignments or class work if we are trying to develop our intelligence?
Mindset Reflection • Complete the Mindset Reflection Microsoft, 2011
Post-Test • What is a growth mindset? • What is a fixed mindset? • What is one strategy for developing your intelligence?
Review • Fixed mindset: Belief that your intelligence and abilities cannot be changed. • Growth mindset: Belief that your abilities and intelligence can change through effort and learning. • What strategies are some examples of strategies for developing your intelligence?
References • Microsoft Office Images. (2011). Retrieved from http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/ • Daniel, J. (date unknown). Michael Jordan image. AllSport. Retreived from http://www.pulsemed.org/michael-jordan-shoes.htm.