Sharon Molina Nathalie Rios,Ashley Guzman
Period 3-4 ,ELA
There are two different types of mindsets, the growth mindset and the fixed mindset. Growth mindset allows kids to challenge themselves to learn a better way of thinking over time. It is what people believe can make you develop talents and abilities through hard work. The fixed mindset isn’t the same as the growth mindset, the fixed mindset makes kids insecure about their work and doesn’t allow them to take risks. Carol Dweck a young researcher studied the growth and fixed mindset. When Carol Dweck made a research with ten year olds she discovered that when she gave them a challenge some would say “I like a challenge,” in a very positive way, while the other kids took it a bad way. The icon “overtime” is the kid’s intelligence growing during obstacles they face in school and real life. The bow and arrow is a way to show how hard a kid is trying to achieve a goal they want to reach.
The student’s way of thinking changes over time. The bow and arrow symbolizes a person trying to hit the target and when they miss the target they are supposed to keep trying to make it. We thought of this imperative because when a hard challenge comes by you need to work hard to accomplish what you want. According to studies done by some schools it says,”Schools that respond to students needs by giving them relevant and meaningful work and by developing strong, positive, and productive relationships with them will produce graduates with strong growth mindsets” (Carol Dweck Talks Growth Mindset, p.5). This quote means that if teachers and staff are willing to help students with their mindsets, they can grow up to be very successful people. Also as you keep trying harder and harder you will be able to see improvements in your work with growth mindset. If students are motivated with their learning they will want to keep learning more and more each and everyday. In conclusion, growth mindset is a good path to lead students to because it will show them that their teachers will not give up on them and they can feel as smart as the rest of their classmates.
Our symbol is the bow and arrow. We are using this symbol to show that if you practice hard you will sooner or later accomplish what you want. With practice and hard work you will achieve your goal. If you put your mind to what you want to do you will do it. The bow and arrow is an example as it represents someone trying to hit the target. As in the beginning they can't hit the center of the target they practice hard. Later on after long practice trying to hit the center they get better and better. After they have practiced really hard and put there mind to it they finally make it.