Grit: Growth Mindset Introduction

Introduce your classes to the concept of a growth mindset with a lesson that asks pupils to consider how they respond to failures and challenges. Participants take a mindset quiz and then examine the scoring guide that reveals whether they employ a growth or fixed mindset.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class brainstorm a list of behaviors individuals can use to support a growth mindset
Classroom Considerations
  • The second lesson in a series from the Steps to Leaps program
  • The college-level activity is also appropriate for most high school health classes
  • Requires copies of included materials
Pros
  • The scoring guide for the "Mindset Quiz" provides participants with insight into their mindset
Cons
  • Offers no specific suggestions for how utilize a growth mindset