This past school year, we focused on growth mindset for Day 2. We talked through SBG and how we learn math.
I introduced my controversial A/B/Not Yet grading scale. Any assignment or test that is not A or B quality must be redone until it is A or B quality.
We also talked about the way our words affect our mindset.
At the end of Day 1, I had had students fill out a tweet strip describing what they believed intelligence to be.
Next was my favorite activity: a growth mindset quiz. I stole heavily from several other quizzes I found online. And, I combined several of these sources into a booklet foldable for students to glue in their interactive notebooks.
On the outside was a quiz that asked students to SA - Strongly Agree, A - Agree, D - Disagree, or SD - Strongly Disagree with each statement.
Inside the foldable, students found a scoring key.
Students added up their total scores and determined their current mindset from the score.
To emphasize that this is only their CURRENT mindset, I had them list three things they thought they could do to change their mindset.
I also included a fixed mindset/growth mindset graphic I stole from the internet.
I had my student aide pre-crease all of the foldables so students couldn't see the scoring information inside.
Want to download my version of the growth mindset quiz foldable? Click here.