Sunday, 4 March 2018

How do you feel when you make a mistake? What is your reaction? Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset?

The class listened to the story called The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes.

 Beatrice never made mistakes. One day she began to make little mistakes - then big mistakes. She was taken by surprise and didn't know what to make of it. How do you think she felt? Have you ever felt that way?

 Beatrice was doing her famous juggling act when it all went wrong. The salt wasn't salt - it was pepper! The pepper made her hamster sneeze! Look what happened in the picture below:

The class talked about what does a mistake look like to them. Everyone had different mistakes. Each person had different ways of dealing with their reaction to making a mistake: some people shrug and say oh well maybe next time I'll get it, OR, oh no I'm really sad and angry, OR, I don't want to do that again, OR, I wonder if I could ask for help next time?

After the story we talked about our Class Dojo plan. This is where we set goals for our school day. The children each have a Dojo to represent them in the Class Dojo website. There are points to earn for the different goals. The children who have earned the highest points by the end of the week are able to choose a prize from the treasure box! The goals are those that relate to Our Korowai and Sunnyhills Values. For example: using Sunnyhills manners

 Next to celebrate our learning so far we made our own Dojos from paper bags and created our own characters. Throughout this year we will continue to use Class Dojo to talk about our learning goals and how we can develop a Growth Mindset. Mrs T will be sending home a newsletter tomorrow to invite parents to download the ClassDojo app and then they can see their child's Class Dojo progress.

1 comment:

  1. What great team work Room 14, learning about mistakes and then how to overcome these as good team members of Room 14. This will be a good way to earn yourself Dojo points.


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