Believing You Can Succeed - Grade 4 Supplementary Activity
About This Lesson
In this lesson, students learn about fixed and growth mindsets, and assess their own attitudes towards their ability to learn and grow. They bring it all together to create a class mantra that encourages them and their classmates to believe they can succeed!
By the end of this activity, students will:
- Define different types of communities they belong to;
- Identify the characteristics of growth and fixed mindsets;
- Explore ways to turn a fixed mindset into a growth mindset;
- Reflect on times they’ve demonstrated a fixed and/or growth mindsets;
- Create class mantras to remind themselves and their friends to stay positive about their abilities.
Xello Entry Point
The in-app lesson, Mission: Skills, features the story of an artist, Doon, who has trouble believing she has the ability to perform a task. This activity is a great way to build on the themes of that story. Read the comic or revisit the story together as a class.
How can believing in myself help me (and others) succeed?
The purpose of this activity is to build on students’ experiences with self-doubt and help remind them of what a positive attitude looks and sounds like.
In this activity, students reflect on their own experiences and turn fixed mindset statements into more positive growth mindset statements.
The purpose of this activity is to equip students with some confidence-boosting mantras to help them encourage classmates—and themselves—when they have trouble believing in their abilities.
Exit Activity - Students Add a Goal or Achievement
Have students sign in to Xello and add a goal card or an achievement card that reflects a growth mindset..