A couple of weeks ago, I posted about developing a growth mindset , in particular in math class. Engage their Minds chimed in with more great resources for developing a growth mindset. It’s something that clearly people are thinking about.
One of the ideas I had was to follow in the steps of the Khan Academy and add an inspiring quote or statement to printed papers I gave my students to encourage them as they learned. I was going over the types of fraction work my kids needed and was about to print some customised worksheets for them to practise from Math-Aids.com when I noticed that at the end of each worksheet is a box for you to add instructions or other text. What a perfect spot for a growth mindset quote!
And then I thought, why not let the kids create both their own learning pages and add their own words of encouragement? So I did. And they were great!
Give it a go!