“The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig
“Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud
“Rosie Revere, Engineer” by Andrea Beaty
“Luke’s way of looking” by Nadia Wheatley
“Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten” by Bob Graham
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What happens when you don’t use problem solving skills…
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Stephen Wiltshire: Autistic artist can draw entire cities from memory
Kareem Waris Olamilekan: Young Nigerian artist inspired by the artists Michelangelo and Arinze Stanley Egbengwu.
Aelita Andre: 9-year-old abstract painter
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Inspiring STEM Stories
Richard Turere: invention to protect farms from predators in Kenya
Molly Steer: Straws No More
Shampoo bottle “ventilators” helping children survive pneumonia.
Fish Life Jacket
3-D-Printed Prosthetic Hands
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Teacher Information- the power of a Growth Mindset
- Sort fixed and growth mindset statements. Resource: Fixed and Growth statements to sort
- Explicit teaching of skills, which are then practised during ‘team challenges’ or fitness games. I recommend not just doing this as a once-off lesson, but have this as an ongoing social/emotional development lesson in your timetable. Click here for examples of team challenges.
- Create an illustration of the Learning Pit
- Constantly reference attitude/mindset in all lessons.
- Students reflect on their attitude/mindset at the end of the lesson. This could be a written reflection or verbal.
- Praise what you value… positive attitude and statements that reflect a growth mindset, rather than achievement. Reference: https://www.mindsetworks.com/science/Impact
- Watch a video or read a book and identify the attitudes/mindsets of the characters; students write their own motivational speech; write a letter to the person or character.
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