This lesson plan was taken from Khan Academy with some changes
Students will learn their brain is malleable and intelligence is not a fixed trait, but something that can be developed through effort and mistakes are opportunities to learn
prepared by: @susana
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Lesson Plan from Khan Academy:
Videos from the lesson plan above: Watch “Growing your mind” by Khan Academy” (3:04).
Watch “Neuroplasticity” by Sentis” (2:03).
- How do people become more intelligent?
- How does the diagram of the neurons “At birth vs. At age 6” demonstrate this?
- How do spirits become more evolved? Does intelligence belong to the spirit or to the brain?
- Is the spirit immortal? So how does that translate to knowledge?
- When do our brains grow the most?(Educators: Clarify here that it is when you get an answer wrong and then figure out strategies to correct your mistake)
- If I’m 80year old, didn’t have opportunity to graduate when younger and want to go to college to pursue a dream . I have enough money to live the rest of my life vacationing and playing cards. Does it make sense for me to go back to college? (Educators: explain that for the spiritual perspective, we accumulate our abilities and next time we learn something we will be more apt to learn it)
Activity 1: Build a representation of a brain with a growth mindset
- Build a representation of a brain with a growth mindset with toothpicks and marshmallows. The toothpicks will represent a connection and marshmallows your neurons (if you have mixed ages, give this activity to younger ones and check Growth Mindset – part 4 And precious lessons)
- Ask students to research 10 sentences that represents a growth mindset and write them on the board
- students will read to younger ones so that they (younger ones) will ‘fixed’ or ‘growth’ to each sentence
Activity 2: Power of Yet – group song – 2 teams
Yet – Growth Mindset Song by Obie Leff