Sunday, October 23, 2016

Growth Mindset Poster Scavenger Hunt

Would you like to inspire your students to have a Growth Mindset?  Would you like to incorporate movement and collaborative learning into your Growth Mindset lesson?  If so, then this post is for you!

We've been using Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools by Mary Cay Ricci in our school and county.  My school is also focusing on getting the students up and moving while learning.  Then it dawned on me:  I should combine the two and do a gallery walk/scavenger hunt!

The Growth Mindset Poster Gallery Walk / Scavenger Hunt starts with 10 growth mindset quotes. 


Growth Mindset Poster Scavenger Hunt.  Growth Mindset famous quotes posters.  Collaborative learning scavenger hunt.



Students walk around the room and answer questions about the posters.  There is an answer key included to make the activity self-checking or for aid in use as a formative/summative assessment.


Growth Mindset Poster Scavenger Hunt.  Growth Mindset famous quotes posters.  Collaborative learning scavenger hunt.
The second poster scavenger hunt focuses on the neuroscience behind having a growth mindset.


Growth Mindset Poster Scavenger Hunt.  Growth Mindset famous quotes posters.  Collaborative learning scavenger hunt.

Some of the posters focus on how to strengthen the brain with food.


Growth Mindset Poster Scavenger Hunt.  Growth Mindset famous quotes posters.  Collaborative learning scavenger hunt.

Other posters focus on the nerve and brain cells.


Growth Mindset Poster Scavenger Hunt.  Growth Mindset famous quotes posters.  Collaborative learning scavenger hunt.



Students are again asked to take a gallery walk and answer questions about the posters.


The entire packet includes:
~10 growth mindset poster quotes, some by famous people
~A scavenger hunt student sheet and answer key for the quotes
~10 posters on how the brain works and how to strengthen it
~A scavenger hunt student sheet and answer key for the brain section of the scavenger hunt


If you'd like to pick up a copy, click here.


Do you have any low-prep, fun activities to teach or reinforce growth mindset?  I'd love to hear about them!




2 comments:

Mike Rupert said...

Hello, I just picked up a copy of your posters on TPT. Love the message they send. Thank You! I was also wondering if you could share how you have formatted this blog. I use blogger and can't get it to look half this good. Are you using the standard formatting in design or are you using something else? Thanks,
Mike

Heather said...

Thank you for your kind words! Kristy at http://kristybeardesigns.blogspot.com/?m=1
is responsible for the magic. She says she uses the watermark template that is built in to blogger and then a bunch of CSS code to get it just right.