Introductions. Students fill out following information on personal notecards: name; co-curricular activities or hobbies; favorite food; favorite book or film (choose one or two); favorite place; describe your favorite part of summer vacation (what was great about it?); pick three words that best describe you as a person. Students are paired and then introduce their partner around the table. Then, Mr. Hall introduces himself.
Course tools: Brief introductions to Canvas, Discovering History, and Google Drive. Student create and share Google Drive folders with Mr. Hall:
Students create shared folder and share 1 document entitled: “[Family Name] HH250-[section]”; e.g.: “Smith HH250-01”
In folder, create a document called “[Family Name] HH250-01 Journal”; e.g.: “Smith HH250-01 Journal” Note: more details to come on how we will use these. Please begin each entry with a title and date. Entries should be organized in reverse-chronological order.
“In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort.”
“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”