Ice Breaker: The Power of “Yet”
- Students partner up with a friend. They make a list of things they struggle with in school – friendships, lessons, homework, etc. Students are to begin each sentence with, “I can’t…”
- After students complete their list, they all come back together in large group.
- Each partnership stands. The first person reads one thing off of their list (EX: “My name is Kate and I can’t multiply…”) The entire class responds by shouting out, “YET!” and the student then reintroduces themselves (EX: My name is Kate and I can’t multiply YET!”)
** Talking Points: Explain to students the difference between a fixed vs. growth mindset. Things may seem tricky at first, but by persevering, they will get it! Effort makes you stronger!
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