Growing up we have always been told that if something came easy to you, you were smart and if you asked questions you weren’t. The big idea of the growth mindset is a theory in which a person believes that even though they don't succeed at something, they should still put in the effort and never give up. Unlike other children who believe that the big idea of intelligence is that you are born with it and it is not developed. Renowned psychologist, Carol Dweck, proves that if a child is in a productive and an encouraging environment, the child will strive in knowledge and that it will contribute with them in their success. As stated in the text , the author illustrates this point as, ¨(Something that) isn't ability; it's whether you look at ability as something inherited that needs to be demonstrated or as something that can be developed¨(3) The artifact that we created is a drawing that shows two students. Jason, a student with a growth mindset, and Aaron, a student with a fixed mindset. In this drawing, they have taken a test and have both received a C. Even though Jason did not pass, he tried his best and put in a lot of effort. As a matter of fact, Jason was inspired to study harder and retake the test. Unlike Aaron, who was very disappointed in himself, and lost the courage to move along with school that he dropped out of Harvard, one of the best school’s in the nation. Our artifact symbolizes two ways you can handle difficult obstacles in life, so our message to you is to be like Jason.
Growth vs Fixed Mindset project reflection:
During the past week, working on our growth mindset project has really changed my perspective. It has taught me to change my mindset and to forget about the fixed mindset and to have a growth mindset. I have realized that having a fixed mindset really messes you up and that if you have a growth mindset you will really reach your full potential in life. Working with my team has really taught me the true meaning of teamwork. Finally, I really enjoyed learning and working with my team on this project. It was a great experience.
"The Crucible" End of the Play F.I.N.D Reflection:
One fact about "The Crucible" is that in the town of Salem, where Puritans (people who worship God and follow strict rules) live, false accusations and murder take place. While reading/learning about "The Crucible," I felt like conflict was always found in some way, big or small, between the people of Salem. A new idea that I learned while reading "The Crucible" is that even the purest of people are not that pure. Everyone has flaws, everyone sins, and nobody is perfect. A personal decision that I will make based on my reading and understanding of "The Crucible" is that I will stop feeling so insecure about myself because nobody is as perfect as they seem.
I am doing very well accomplishing my goals. My B in language arts is not at a 95% yet, but its getting there. I have an A at 91%. I have been reading more books this year. It was all about finding the right book for me. Participating more in my classes has gotten more often than usual. I am glad I have been participating more because now I understand everything better. In language arts some struggles I have is meeting up to Ms. Parks's standards with the essays we write. I am glad I am a writer. I feel like overtime I have been getting better at writing. The challenging thing for me when writing for example, an essay, is the making of my thesis statement perfect. The easy thing for me when writing am essay is finding the textual evidence. I would like to work more in my participation in my classes. I have been participating more, but I feel it is not enough. In order for me to understand more deeply is to participate more. This time I will try to participate at least three times a week.
Weebly Quickwrite: Freedom + Conflict
The benefits of having freedom are that we have laws that allow us, the people, to do things. These privileges of freedom that we have are found in the Bill of Rights. Some of the costs of having freedom is that we have certain limits that the government puts on. We can do do whatever we want as long as we don't break the laws. The benefits of having conflict is that conflict empowers us to help defend our rights and interests. Conflict can also only bring benefits to it's leader. The costs of conflict are death, destruction, humiliation, anger, fear, homelessness, famine. Conflict and freedom interrelate because if we overpass the laws that we have with our freedom that we can't pass, we can create conflicts with one another. Freedom and conflicts are not opposite. The paradoxical relationship between conflict and freedom is that we the people have certain rights, but we can't overpass the laws that are put behind them, if we do conflicts start to form of whether we are still following the laws or not and if our freedom should have less laws behind them to follow; and if less laws are put behind our freedom we have the risk of allowing tyranny into the government.
What does it mean to be American? What is the "American dream"?
The “American Dream” is that people will be accepted for who they are. They will not be discriminated against their gender, race or religion. In America people are united and it doesn’t matter where you come from. The true beauty lies within people’s differences. America provides people with jobs, safer communities to live in, and more opportunities for people. People can choose to be whatever their heart desires. Americans can practice their religion freely or not practice a religion. In America people have freedom. Freedom means “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without restraint”. Here in America freedom means so much more. In America freedom is the right to express yourself.
Me Voy Al Norte
Finally, A day so perfect Leaving Mexico behind A happiness that could not be declined Seeing this new country Full of awe and wonder
Opportunities at every corner But English is not known as a foreigner Determination and trust in God Got into college Received knowledge Found true happiness, my love Marriage and then 9 children
Still determined Bought a house and a car Working hard to provide for my family Working hard to become an American citizen Came from nothing and made it into something Finally, A life so perfect I could not ask for more