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The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A “Growth Mindset” – Help Me Find More

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This post originally was a request for help to find clips, and now I’ve turned it into a “Best” list sharing the ones readers have recommended.

Last week, readers were very responsive to my request for help in finding TV and movie scenes that demonstrated metacognition, and you can see them all at The Best Movie/TV Scenes Demonstrating Metacognition – Help Me Find More.

Now, I’m looking for clips showing characters demonstrating a growth mindset.

I’ve got plenty of great clips and animations that explicitly explain what a growth mindset it, and you can see them at The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

But video clips from TV and the movies are obviously more engaging to students, so I’d like to have a few in the mix.

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Here are The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A “Growth Mindset”:

Moshe Mittelman recommends this great one from Back To The Future:

Mrs. Waters suggests these first two:

Judith Dubois recommends this one:

Here’s one suggested by Reed Gillespie – I just wish it didn’t convey that the teacher would get the student “there.” Instead, I wish it conveyed more clearly that the student would get “there” more on his own – with some assistance from the “teacher.”

Here’s one that sort of relates to a growth mindset, but is more just inspirational:

Jen Marten suggests this from Meet The Robinsons:

Fred Delventhal made these recommendations:

I’d follow up that last video with this one:

Paul Sinnett says, “I like this one as it shows that you don’t always realize how much you have learned. I worry about using Star Wars because The Force is repeatedly described as something you are born with, not something you learn. It comes from a very fixed mindset perspective:

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

5 Comments

  1. How about this clip?

    http://youtu.be/inNMktqIkh0

  2. How about this clip from Star Wars? I think Yoda is pretty appropriate here…

    https://youtu.be/inNMktqIkh0

  3. Here is a clip from Facing the Giants:

    https://youtu.be/Xm3HU5f3vzQ

  4. This one is great to show both a fixed and growth mindset

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeS6qPS7PIQ

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