K1: MINDSETS

 25MINS / GROUP ACTIVITY
RESOURCES REQUIRED: COMPUTER ACCESS PER STUDENT (OR 1 COMPUTER AND 3 DOWNLOADED WORKSHEETS
What is a MINDSET?

Mindset is a series of self- beliefs people hold about themselves. Mindsets determine people’s behaviours, outlook and mental attitude e.g believing you 
are either ‘unintelligent’ or ‘intelligent’. 
People can have both a FIXED and a GROWTH mindset in difference situations. 
By knowing about the two mindsets, you can start thinking and reacting in new ways.

What is a FIXED Mindset?

Fixed

A Fixed Mindset is where people believe traits such as intelligence or talent are 
fixed traits, set a birth. People with a fixed mindset will describe themselves as either ‘dumb’ or ‘smart’ 
and are less likely to say “yes” to something that challenges them.

When faced with failure or a challenge, they will tell themselves and others, ‘they 
can’t do it’ or will make excuses to justify why they failed.
(E.g., I didn’t pass the test as I was too busy doing my homework for another subject).

What is a GROWTH Mindset? growth mindset

A growth mindset is where people believe they can learn and develop their intelligence through dedication and hard work. 
People with a growth mindset see failure and setbacks as opportunities to learn 
and improve.

YOU can learn to develop a Growth Mindset! That’s what you’re going to do!

But before we start take the MINDSET QUIZ to find out your mindset score and how you see yourself as a learner.

It will take 10 minutes to complete the quiz and if you are working in a group of 2 or 3 you may have to wait if there is only one computer available. While you wait try out this challenge…

Download Printable Version

SUDUKO

SUDUKO

Fill in the blank squares with the numbers 1 through 9.
 But, every row, column and 3×3 region of a 9×9 grid must contain each number only once.

MINDSET REFLECTION
  • How did you do?
  • What mistakes did you make?
  • How did this make you feel?
  • Did you manage to compete some or any of this…YES (& how)/NO?
  • How did solving it (or part of it) this make you feel or how did not solving this at all make you feel?
  • What did you learn from this?
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