I saw this comic this week while reading on the internet and I thought it fit perfectly with what we've been talking about in class with regards to the growth mindset. The growth mindset is where we change what we say and how we think about struggles, which in turn helps us accomplish things we never thought possible. For example, instead of saying, "I can't do this math, it's too confusing" say, "I'm going to work hard at this concept because it's difficult and I will be better for having learned it". The results you will begin to see will be staggering. For your post this week your job is to create your own growth mindset comic (can be anywhere from 1 frame to 10 frames). To create this, you can use bit-strips (our class code is 62riv). Try to showcase how changing your thinking can change your results in both school and life. If you don't have access to the internet you can do it on paper and turn it in on Friday. If you complete it on bit-strips, either take a screenshot and post it in the comments or post a link to it in the comments. A third option is to just post the comic to our class gallery and we can look at them here.
The above talk is all about how it isn’t only IQ and intelligence that predict your chances of success in life. It turns out that GRIT, persistence and sticktoitiveness are far more important than what test scores say. How can you use the growth mindset to help you become more gritty?
Using the above ted talk as inspiration, write a one paragraph ted talk that inspires someone else. There doesn’t have to be a specific topic, only that your end goal is to inspire and engage your reader with a story or idea that will help them develop themselves as a person.
Isn’t it funny how life works? One week it feels like everything is great, going amazing and everything feels bright but then the next week can come, turn on you and everything feels like it’s crashing down around you. A huge part of life is not only the adversity and hardships that you will face but rather, how you deal with these hardships. Dealing with roadblocks and negativity is something that we can have our characters face in our writing as well. Think back to the character you created about a month ago. For your blog post this week, write a story where they face some form of a challenge (make it realistic, maybe something that could happen to you) and see how your character reacts to this challenge. Each character may react differently but finish the story so that their reaction contributes to the resolution of the story.
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