The growth mindset, in opposition of the fixed mindset, contributes to a person's individual intelligence and personality. The growth mindset teaches people to see their failure as a learning experience and to grow from failure. People with a growth mindset persists in face of setbacks and learn from criticism. In the article, Growth Mindsets: Famous Mindsets it states that “ When dropped from high school varsity team, Michael Jordan’s mother told him, he simply had to work harder.” He then became one of the most valued basketball players. There is also another point of view to this theory. The growth mindset can be used in a great way, but can also be used in a bad, unmotivating way. According to Carol Dweck, in Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset “ As the growth mindset has become more popular and taken hold, we are beginning to find that there are pitfalls.” With the multiple perspectives of this theory, many teachers are using the information by either praising too much or not explaining what to do at all. Telling kids to try harder is also a bad thing to do when trying to use this method, as it makes the child think they are not doing enough or doing it right. Instead, you should support the child and make them believe that if they try to succeed they could. The growth mindset was made to help motivate children and to contribute to their success. People with different perspectives, could believe that this theory does not positively contribute to how a person learns.
Our poster demonstrates the different perspectives between a fixed mindset and the growth mindset. In the hare and the tortoise, the hare believes that he will always have the most speed. The tortoise believes that he can beat the hare. In this case, the hare is the fixed mindset and the tortoise is the growth mindset. In this fable, the hare stops because he believed that the tortoise would never be ahead of the hare in a race. The tortoise represents a growth mindset because it might be slower that the rabbit, but it still believes that it can win. The tortoise has perseverance in contribution to his natural ability. The hare represents a fixed mindset because it believes that it is faster than every other animal. In the end the tortoise wins because he kept trying and didn't give up. The hare with a fixed mindset believed he would win and if he tried it would show weakness. The other perspective which is the tortoise’s perspective, the tortoise believes that he can win and try his best to show the hare that it is possible for him to win against the hare.
After completing our growth mindset projects and seeing our results, we noticed our mistakes and what to improve for better presentations in the future. The information we received before the project and the learning of growth mindset throughout the process of making our project, I was truly fascinated. When the topic of growth mindset was first introduced to me, it really changed my ways of thinking. Getting to work with the partners I chose, made me really happy but I knew that I had to be on track and not distracted. The aftermath of our project made me feel relieved, nervous, and excited but not enough because we still had to get the presentation over with. During the presentation, I think we did pretty good overall. Although there were some moments of distraction and flaws, I believe we can do better, whatever lies ahead of us.
F.I.N.D The Crucible F: One fact about the crucible is that the crucible is about the red scare. This was to poke fun at it without the government officials to take it away. I: While reading the crucible I felt that the mass hysteria will inevitably happen again. This is because of the many celebrities that could cause this from their exposure. N: The new idea I got from the crucible is scapegoating because I had never heard of it before. Scapegoating is when someone blames someone else for everything due to guilt or envy. D: One decision I will make from reading the crucible is that I will not be so quick to judge someone. This is because when reverend hale quickly judged Abigail, he thought she was being truthful, but near the end he realizes that she was not being truthful.
October reflection In the month of October, I accomplished my goals of straight A's for the second grading period. I also have started to participate more in my classes. I believe that my weakness in class is based upon my shyness. My strength in class is how I quickly understand what is being taught. As a writer, I am not confident in my writing. Using textual evidence is easy for me, but making my writing seem catchy is hard for me. In the month of November I would like to work on speaking in class more and working more efficiently. This is important so I can complete more work in a shorter amount of time.
Freedom and conflict: Freedom has perks such as it gives people the ability to do what they want when they want. It also has negatives because it could lead to conflict because of the ability to have freedom of speech and the press. Conflict and freedom are both parts of a paradox with order being stretched out. They are not complete opposites, but they are different.
What does it mean to be american It means that the American Constitution applies to you. That you are an American citizen and the laws apply to you. It also means you have freedom to practice whatever religion you want and you have freedom of speech. It means having the freedom to be who you are without legal repercussions. It also means you have the three unalienable rights ( life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness), even though they are for everyone.The American dream has changed over the years beginning with wanting new opportunities. As the years go on the dream became winning wars and wanting the best possible life for you and your family. Currently the American Dream, while changing from person to person, is mainly the idea of being heard as a person and society. It also has incorporated the idea of a good life with a good job and being able to support your family.
Caged Girl By Christina Lopez
A free girl walks On the side of the road And her hair Floating with the wind Daring to make it her own
But the girl who stays In her abandoned house Can see hatred through Her tinted windows
The girl locked away sings A sorrowed ballad Of things once loved But longed for still And her song heard From miles away