In the words of Carol Dweck, "A growth mindset is the belief that you can develop your talents and abilities through hard work, good strategies, and help from others.” There are some rules and contributions to this theory. In an article written by Carol Dweck, a psychologist, she talks about how to recognize and overcome a fake growth mindset. According to her findings, teachers were praising their effort, even if it’s wrong. For instance, Dweck stated,”Teachers need to tell the truth. They can acknowledge laudable effort, but they also need to acknowledge when students are not learning effectively, and then work with them to find new learning strategies.” This shows that you have to tell your students things in a certain way to build that growth mindset. This has contributed to students and teachers because teachers have to know certain things in order for them to teach their students into a growth mindset.
We chose to represent the growth and fixed mindset as an iceberg. Our artifact is an iceberg, which means most of it is underwater. The top represents the fixed mindset because from afar it might look like beautiful cliffs of ice and snow, but came from a chunk of an ice glacier that represents the negative thoughts and no effort. As the top melts, the water cannot refreeze on the top. The part below water represents the growth mindset because icebergs can slowly grow. With a growth mindset, you make mistakes but slowly grow like an iceberg. Our artifact connects to our imperative because many factors contribute to icebergs like the growth, the iceberg melting, and the water. The water represents the clear thoughts and a clear goal of learning and trying. The sky represents the fixed mindset and its foggy thoughts, along with the unclear understandings of things. Our artifact is very important because it represents what both mindsets can be and two sides of the mindsets.
While working on the growth mindset project, I learned many new things. I learned how to work better as a team. I learned about the growth mindset, and how a little of encouragement and dedication can go a long way. I learned that you can still succeed with a fixed mindset, you just don't challenge yourself or aim for learning instead of success on the first try. I learned that just the way you think about yourself or your attitude can have a really strong impact on your learning and growth. I learned that I am good at working with others and cooperate well too. I learned that in this class or anywhere, I won't get everything right on the first try. I also have to dig deeper and look at how every little detail represents something. Thinking critically means looking at different points of view and deeper into things.
¨The Crucible¨ End of Play F. I. N.D. Reflection
F- Fact- One fact about ¨The Crucible¨ is that it was based on a true event that happened in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692.
I- Internal Connection- While reading and learning about ¨The Crucible¨, I felt very sad when Giles Corey died and worried about what was going to happen next.
N- New Idea- I learned about false confessions, hysteria, and more about the witch trials. I learned how unfair trials were back then.
D- Decision- A decision I will make is to never fall for hysteria and to never make a false confession.
I have accomplished most of my academic goals this year like getting better at essays. I still need to catch up on reading more but I am doing well on other work. I am also trying to participate and try to speak up more during class discussions. Some strengths I have in this class are focusing when I have to and getting on task. Some weaknesses of mine are thinking too much about things and getting off task. I feel good about my writing skills because I know how to format and find information more than before.
Quick write: Freedom + Conflict
Some positive impacts of freedom and conflict are that freedom ensures the right to enjoy the rights in the Constitution, while conflict creates awareness of the problem. Some negative impacts of freedom are that people sometimes are too mindless about how far they take some things/events. Some negative impacts of conflict is that most times bad events come out of conflict.
By Marina Ramirez
By Maya Angelou
A free girl runs
On the soft spring grass
And wades in the river
Until her lips start to quiver
And dips her toe in one last time
Until it is time to say goodbye.
But a girl that’s stuck
In a dark, dark place
Can barley see through
her eyes of rage
Her hope is gone,
And her tongue is tied
But she still tries to speak.
The silenced girl screams
In her ragged-ripped jeans
The ones she was assaulted in.
She tries to speak out,
Only to be shut out
By who she thought was her friend.
She longs for some help;
For the way that she felt
The free girl has no clue
How it feels to be so blue
That you want to end it all;
She runs and plays,
As the hushed girl is on the floor and lays,