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Not Yet and Growth Mindset Lesson Plan

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Feedback, Growth mindset, Assessment, set of 8, student ownership, North Park, F16TLCSO2, F17TLCSO3
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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element B: Teachers use formal and informal methods to assess student learning, provide feedback, and use results to inform planning and instruction.
  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
    • Element C: Teachers engage students as individuals, including those with diverse needs and interests, across a range of ability levels by adapting their teaching for the benefit of all students.

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There are two resources within this content.  The first is a resource from the Mindset Kit that demonstrates how to implement a grading strategy that assigns students a “NOT YET” instead of a letter grade. The second resource is embedded in the Not Yet article.  It is a lesson plan including videos about the brain for students to understand about growth mindset and the brain.  There are also other activities to be used to reinforce or remind students about growth mindset.  In order to get credit for completing this resource you must read both articles.  

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Terri Fiorelli's picture
Terri Fiorelli
A growth mindset should be the goal for every teacher to instill in their students. When a child begins school, it is always has a growth mindset because they love learning and are willing to try anything and want to continually keep growing. They have had to have this mindset to continue to grow. The structure and demands of designed learning changes that and changes what a student thinks he can do and what is demanded of him.