Mindset, fixed mindset, growth mindset, the brain, neurons, emotions, muscles, strategies, challenge, intelligence, pledge, positive, praise, learning and mistakes.
Understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions.
Developing pupils’ confidence, resilience, and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy.
Equipment and Resources
paper, pen, and colours.
Flower template and printed worksheets.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives along with the key word’s pupils will hear.
Explain and talk through the human brain using slides 3 – 9.
Class discussion: Ask pupils to discuss what kinds of things grow. Initiate feedback and explain what growth means using slide 11.
Watch the video about the growth mindset.
Mindset checklist activity: Print out the checklist on slide 13 and ask pupils to complete the sentences.
Explain to the class what a fixed and growth ‘mindset’ is using slides 14 and 15.
My thinking matters activity: Ask pupils to draw a table on a piece of paper and to write fixed mindset sentences on one side and then growth mindset statements on the other side. This can be done in pairs or small groups.
Mindset flower: Print out the flower template on slide 19 for each pupil. Ask pupils to write down positive words or sentences in each petal of their flower.
The power of yet activity: Print out slide 19 and ask pupils to complete the tasks. Explain the power of YET to the class and how we can use it to be positive.
5 day mindset challenge: Print out the challenge card on slide 20 and ask pupils to set themselves 4 more challenges to complete during the week.
Explain how a growth mindset can help us using slide 21.
Recap the lesson and ask pupils to reflect on their own mindset and complete the 5 questions on slide 22.