Thought this would be great to post within the classroom as growth mindset rules to demonstrate to students that it is more important to grow for the future and understand concepts oppose to solely working to get a grade on a test and forgetting the information afterwards. This may be difficult for students to understand in younger grades but it is important for an educator to create a positive, growth mindset classroom where students are encouraged to take chances and strive for success.
To support Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset, employ the concept of The Learning Pit into the classroom. The challenge concept is set. Through investigation some students begin to emerge out of the pit. They work to help others out of the pit, re-questioning their own knowledge at the same time. https://vimeo.com/128462566
This PowerPoint offers a creative and fun way to teach elementary students about seeking to understand others, recognizing others' points of view, and not jumping to conclusions. This goes along perfectly with Habit 5: Seek First to Understand then to Be Understood, of Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Happy Kids.