The Imperative we chose was Contribution. It has a connection with the topic because it made a significant change to a lot of student’s, teacher’s, famous people, etc. The Growth Mindset is a process that leads someone to achieve their goals in life. If you have a Fixed Mindset and only care if you look smart or not, you wouldn’t go far in life. Contributed ideas were made during researcher's results with challenging students as said in the article “How to help Every Child Fulfill Their Potential” it quotes,”They did pretty well because they were matched to their age levels, and each child was given a form of Praise.” An example of praise that they used was,”Wow that’s a really good score, you must be smart at this!” They explained that praising students helped them focus more and to keep on trying. This topic is important because it may have influenced a lot of people to always try your hardest and to give your best to become who you want to be. Based on the collection of facts the conclusion that can be made is that when a Growth mindset is v. a Fixed mindset, the Growth mindset wins. The Big Idea in doing this project was to learn about the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. The fixed mindset will lose to a growth mindset because people with a fixed mindset only believe that they are born smart or if they are not born smart they will never get to be smart at all, and these kinds of people also do not like to be challenged. On the other hand, a person with a growth mindset wins because they believe they can achieve anything they put their mind to, and these people like to be challenged. “Dr. Dweck’s research, compelling and thorough, challenges this widely held belief, or ‘fixed mindset’, by demonstrating how powerful a ‘growth mindset’ can be in achieving success and happiness” means growth mindsets have more positivity in learning than fixed mindsets Our artifact is a poster that contrasts the differences between a fixed and growth mindset, and our poster has an example of their differences. Our example of a fixed mindset v. a growth mindset is going to be two apples.. One of the apples is rotten and the other apple is fresh but it’s also rotten on a side of the apple. People that have a fixed mindset are represented by a rotten apple because those people don’t go above and beyond after passing their limits. On the other hand, if you have a growth mindset it is displayed as a fresh apple that may have a little bumps and scratches but it’s not bad because growth mindset people go through learning struggles and mistakes but manage to climb themselves back up and that’s the right thing to do. This means fixed mindsets should develop into growth mindsets because you will most likely become successful as time goes by. Our artifact can connect to our imperative(Contribution) because it shows significant reliability on the sources we used to get the idea of Growth Mindset v. Fixed Mindset. Our icon(Big Idea) fits with are artifact because teacher’s show involvement in our learning of each individual and that’s part of the reason why students show improvement which in our artifact, it shows they can turn into a growth mindset if they get sufficient help from their teachers, parents, etc. Our artifact is an example of the topic(Growth Mindset v. Fixed Mindset) which is displaying the two different type of minds you can have. Our artifact is important because everybody should have a growth mindset and set themselves goals to achieve. REFLECTION: While I did this growth mindset project I got to learn the difference between a growth and fixed mindset, the difference is a person with a fixed mindset does not like challenges, and doesn’t like to try again if they fail once, on the other hand a person that has a growth mindset likes to be challenged, and will try to pass their limits. Yes, I did learn something new, which is, I never knew we could have two different minds an that there was so much difference between them. Yes, I learned that sometimes I, myself can usually be a person with a fixed mindset, because sometimes a teacher might come up with a problem and if I get it wrong I get upset and don’t want to try again. I learned that I work good with others, but I feel that I should’ve made more conversation. Yes, I learned more of critical thinking because while doing this project I had to do a lot of critical thinking.
"The Crucible" End of the Play F.I.N.D. Reflection F- FACT - One fact about "The Crucible" is, in 1692, around one hundred fifty people were arrested in Salem and imprisoned on suspicion of being a witch. I- INTERNAL CONNECTION- While reading/learning about "The Crucible," I felt, absorbed by all the drama occurring in the text, I also felt like I was involved in the story or in other words, I felt like if I was in those times and I was seeing everything happening. N- NEW IDEA - A new idea that I learned while reading "The Crucible" is that characters can become a different person throughout the story, for example in "The Crucible", Reverend Parris becomes a dynamic character because in the text, in Act 4 page 38, it states “PARRIS: Excellency, I would postpone these hangin’s for a time”, and earlier Abigal, is niece, ran away with his life savings, so he decided that Abigal was not innocent and John Proctor actually was the innocent one in the play. D- DECISION - A personal decision that I will make based on my reading and understanding of "The Crucible" is I will not lie instead of dying or in this case getting punished so I will not be a person that lies, but instead a person that is truthful which is more better than being a lier. October Reflection: In terms of reaching my academic goals this year, I am improving in getting my grade up in this class. I am getting better on reading more books this year. I am not really participating in class, but I really want to start participating. A weakness I have in this class is participating or speaking up, and a strength in this class is paying attention carefully, and getting work done . As a writer I feel I am getting better at writing than I was in the pat years. Speaking up and participating are challenging for me to do in this class .I want to work on speaking up in class and trying harder in class to get a better grade in the month of November for this class. Freedom + Conflict: The positive and negative impacts and contributions of both freedom and conflict are , positive: people learn from their mistakes of what to do and not do through their conflicts, and the negative impacts and contributions of freedom are chaos, war, and fights. The costs and benefits of freedom are, working hard to earn your freedom in some places in the world, and the benefits of having freedom is you are protected, you have the rights to do different things you want bu there is a limit. The costs and benefits of conflict are, having to leave your families without knowing if you will make it back alive, and the benefits are not everyone in that state die. Conflict and freedom interrelate with each other because both are in people's life. They are not complete opposites because if you do not have freedom their is conflict, and if there is conflict it can probably most likely be caused by a person's freedom. Yes there is a paradoxical relationship between these two. What it means to be American is , “contributing to the things of this country and hoping and praying that the pledge of allegiance to a flag will make room for you”. “The American Dream” is the purpose of why someone would come to America, “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” Poetry Emulations.I, Too - Rewrite By Alethea Castro
I was the new illegal boy They made fun of my color or ran away When we leave I hide myself They point And look in disgust
Tomorrow It’ll be different When I become a citizen Nobody will ever say To me, “Vuelve a tu país” Again.
Besides, They’ll see the power I have And be ashamed