Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

By Brandi Quintero

I use the fairy tale exercise to get my learners working with the concept of growth mindset. I took lower grade activities created by Whimsical Workshop Teaching and built on them to create a high school escape classroom STEM / Growth Mindset / Team Building activity all in one!

First, Learners have to work together to solve a riddle that lets them know what fairy tale they would be working with. Next, they act out parts of the script and rewrite the characters’ language to reflect a change from growth mindset to a fixed mindset or vice versa.

Finally, they need to work together and imagine ways the character could have solved their problems if they had a growth mindset. For example, in Rapunzel’s case, they created solutions to help her escape the tower.

The exercise helps learners understand that it is better to make a plan. They learned to use ALL the resources in the room, including each other to help get through the activities. They learned that there is always a way, they might just not have found it yet.


The exercise combines elements of STEM, growth mindset and lifelong learning.
Learners get to rewrite classic fairy tales and help their favorite characters change their mindset and solve problems.

We enourage learners to use all the resources in the room, including each other!

 

For more on the “fairy tales” exercise and the growth mindset culture, listen to Brandi on the Lindsay Live Podcast. Available here: http://live.lindsay.k12.ca.us/2018/08/27/006-growth-mindset/



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