Task Option #3: Mindsets and Equitable Education:

  1. Look back on the notes and reflections you made on your focal English learner from Unit 1, and on the instructional practices that you engaged with in your grade level unit (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, or 9–12).
  2. Look for evidence indicating the kind of mindset (growth or fixed) your focal English learner was operating under. Think also about your own mindset as you were observing this student.
  3. Try incorporating into your instructional practices with English learners one or more of the sample messages that can promote a growth mindset (see Resource 3, Dweck, p.3) and take notes on their responses.
  4. Reflect on the experience.