I wrote on the board a list of FIXED MINDSET statements. I explained their collaborative task this morning was to change these fixed mindset comments into Growth Mindset comments.
First, we discussed whether they themselves had used these statements sometimes or if they had heard others use them. The majority of my students had used one or more of these Fixed Mindset statements in the past. We did the first one together so they knew what to do and then in their groups they discussed alternatives which I then wrote on the board. The students came up with LOTS more than I could fit but here are the BEFORE and AFTER photo with their alternative GROWTH MINDSET statements.
It was a valuable discussion and the students seem to understand what it means to have a Growth Mindset.