Growth Mindset Lesson Plan
A class lesson devoted to growth mindset to help students understand that intelligence can be developed, the brain is malleable, and that challenging work can make the brain smarter and stronger.
1) Provide context for the activity
"I want to share something new I learned that I think will help the way we all learn in this class. After I share what I learned, let’s think of different ways we can use this information to learn."
2) Introduce main message of the activity: Intelligence can change
"I’ve been learning about the brain, and I was excited to learn that the brain can change a lot. In fact, people can actually become a lot smarter by changing their brains. I want to share with you how people can develop a stronger, smarter brain. Let’s watch a video of how this happens."
3) Watch video on neuroplasticity
a) Video 1 OR
b) Video 24) Summarize the main message
Subjects: Math, English / Lit., Science, Social Studies, Other
Time of year: Anytime
Class period: Beginning