It’s fun to look at the stats for this blog to get an idea of what interests people. By far, some of my most popular posts are the ones that list some of my favorite inspirational videos for teachers and for students. Of course, that has motivated me to continue to keep looking for more videos; obviously people are hungry for any kind of spark they can find to encourage themselves and others.
I recently came across the video embedded below, and thought it would go well with a discussion about mindsets. Each of the people cited in the video displayed a Growth Mindset when faced with obstacles. Do your students know each name and his or her story? Can your students name more people who should be added? Can your students give examples of times they, themselves, overcame failure?