This is a read-aloud and follow up growth mindset lesson using the book; The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubenstein. The goal of this growth mindset lesson is to teach students that when we are learning something new, we are bound to make mistakes.
Newell's Nook features this colorful poster with the acronym MATH: Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen. It is a tool for teachers who teach growth mindset in their classrooms and support students in seeing the power of mistakes in the learning process. It's a reminder that all mathematical thinking is valuable and can help us learn!
This growth mindset lesson, Famous Failures, will have your students working collaboratively to learn about 6 famous failures and how they overcame obstacles on their path to success. Your students will learn to overcome obstacles, accept challenges and they will understand that mistakes are okay, and often necessary to be successful.