Paragraph#1 Growth mindset is the idea of a learning process in which effort is most important. There are lots of similar patterns in famous people with parallel growth mindsets. Some famous people who had growth mindset are Michael Jordan and Thomas Edison. In an article about Michael Jordan by Dr. T.J. Allen, it stated that Michael Jordan accepted failure. Ever since he was cut off of his high school basketball team, he grew a growth mindset. He says all of the shots he has missed and failures he has had helped him succeed in his life. Thomas Edison also has some parallels with Michael Jordan, just like how when they fail they learn from their failures and improve on them. As noted in an article on Edison's invention of the light bulb called “Easier Said Than Done,” Thomas Edison had failed over 10,000 times while creating a light bulb which had a big impact on the society he lived in and the world we live in today. Having learned from his mistakes, he ended up seceding on his invention. For example, Smith adds, “Experiencing failure and listening to others’ feedback about your “flop” can sometimes feel like a personal attack.” This is what people with a fixed mindset feel and this is what Edison didn’t need to think because if he did he did think that way about his “flops,” then he would not have ever created the lightbulb. Whenever Edison failed, all he did to make this negativity go away was take a deep breath then take the failure as an opportunity for learning. Therefore, the ideas and details of growth mindset are important to us because it helps us move forward toward innovative ways whether it is an old inventor or a modern basketball hero. On the contrary, with the dealership car, once you buy it, you can't build and improve upon it. It will stay the same until you decide to buy a new one. In fact, it will get worse over time Paragraph#2 For our artifact, we decided to make a cutout of a kit car before and after it was worked on, and a simple car that you can find at any dealership. We wanted to show both cars to compare the two and explain how they represent growth and fixed mindsets. The kitcar represents people with a growth mindset, and the dealership car represents a fixed mindset. As you can see, the kit car starts off with its bare bones, just like a student at the beginning of a new subject or lesson may not know much about what the teacher is talking about. But, as time goes on and with repeated failures, the student keeps growing his or her intelligence, and keeps improving no matter what, just like the kit car was constantly getting worked on and getting improved its value. In a the same way, a student with a fixed mindset will want to stay the same no matter what because in his or her point of view, there is no room for improvement. For fixed mindsets, self-image in front of other people is most important. It is like a car that only looks fancy on the outside but is ordinary in the inside. The background of our poster represents both a fixed and growth mindset. The fiery wheel represents how people with a fixed mindset never care about anything except looking the best or being number one, while on the contrary, the two race flags represent how people with a growth mindset don’t care what position they are in as long as they grow or improve on their race time. For our GATE icon, we decided to do patterns because we were looking at famous people and how so many of them at the start of their career had such big failures but how these failures ended up helping them. We also decided to pick parallels to compare how Michael Jordan and Thomas Edison growth Mindsets are similar.
October Reflection I learned that not many people can learn to have a growth mindset. I also learned that failing at something is ok because you end up learning from your mistake and get to improve or try again. I believe I did learn something about how I think because before I would compare examples of people with growth mindset to myself , but now I know that I don’t have to because I am my own person. Comparing myself to other people did not help although it showed me that people with fixed mindset would compare themselves to people to see if they had a fixed or growth mindset. I learned that working with others is better than working alone because in a group everyone puts their heads together, and without a group you have to think by yourself and there are not as many ideas made or thought on your own. Critical thinking to me was always easy because I would put it in a way Only I understood it but now I know it is harder, you need to use evidence and lots of example to support your claim or analysis. F.I.N.D activity- The Crucible A fact about “The Crucible”is that it is a repeated event of what happened in 1917 to 1920 which was the Red Scare. Which was a real and imagined fear of a potential rise of communism. While reading “The Crucible” I felt sorry for the people who got hanged even though they told the truth and were honest. A new idea I learned that there are many different types of false confessions, when you are pressured by someone who is not the police or authority and you confess it is called a Voluntary False Confession. A Compliant False Confession is when a person falsely confessed to the authorities because they are given some sort personal benefit. A Persuaded false Confession Is when a person a person confesses due to the police asking questions in a way that the person doubts his or her memory, and becomes persuaded that he/she actually committed the crime even though they don’t remember committing it. A personal decision that I made is that I will find hard evidence to prove a point not just scapegoat people on a rumor or idea about someone,like done in the Red Scare and “The Crucible” .
November refelection This year, for me I'm doing good because last year I had a C's throughout 6th and 7th grade. I read books every summer just so I don't loose interest in reading because it can sometimes be difficult . Participating in class is one of my strong suits but not always in all my classes, like language arts and my elective engineering. Some strengths I have is being able to read any book I want be immediately be interested because some people just don't like books and say that they are boring even though they have not read it yet. One of my weaknesses is public speaking because i have time talking with everbody looking at me waiting to say something. I believe that I am a good writer because my previous teachers from 7th grade taught me a lot about grammer and spelling which helps me write better. A challenging thing for me is writting a 2 page essay without a reason, an example is in 6th grade my language art teacher said to write a 1 page essay on the mayans. When someone only gives me one reason to write a essay it gets boring because there is only one topic. Something that is easy for my is notes because all ihave to do is copy. This month all I want to work on is small group projects not 10 paragraph essays every week. I would want to do this because me and who ever else is working a project would not have to spend about 2 weeks just on one project .
Quick write:Freedom and Conflict Some positive impacts of Freedom is you have rights which can be used or taken away, In the First Amendment there is the Freedom of speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion. Some negative contributions that Freedom brings it, too much freedom can allow people to infringe(Break the terms) on the freedom of another person. This meaning that it can endanger another person’s safety, which is a violation of his/her right to be safe and protected. One negative impact that conflict has is violence which can lead to rights and freedom being taken away, Also one positive contribution that conflict brings is when there is a crime or other bad event it gives the government the chance to appoint new laws to protects people from those types of conflict. There is a paradox between both Freedom and Conflicts because you can't have one without the other they are true opposites. One event that has both these aspects was the protest in charlest ville because Freedom of speech played a part in it because the people were protesting, and this was a way of expression but then violence was added to this protest and it turned into a conflict.
Poem Emulation Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no easy ride . It’s had nails in it, And glass, And doors rip up, And places with no carpet on the floor-- Bare. But all the time I’se been driven on, And reachin’ landin’s, And turnin’ corners, And sometimes drive’n in the dark Where there ain’t been no light. So boy, don’t you turn back. Don’t you step on that brake ’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard. Don’t you stop now-- For I’se still goin’, honey, I’se still driven, And life for me ain’t been no easy ride.