Classdojo has created a series of 5 short videos to teach students about growth mindset. The videos use the Classdojo characters. The first video is available and the rest will be released once a week.
You can find the first video here.
My students enjoyed watching chapter 1. The video is about 2 1/2 minutes and gives a specific example of growth/fixed mindset without being heavy-handed in the message delivery.
After watching the video my students paired up and interviewed each other using the iPad camera (so I haven't included samples). They worked as a whole class to create 3 questions they though were most relevant to the video. The directions I gave them were to create questions that would show me they understood the video's message and could relate it to themselves. We arrived at 3 questions after brainstorming a list of ideas and then voting.
The final questions...
1. Explain a time when you had to exercise your brain. Give specific details and tell how you felt.
2. Give Mojo some advise. What are 1 or 2 specific things he could do to help him understand math better (pretend he is having trouble with the subtraction regrouping we're learning now).
3. Who do you think is correct about being smart, Mojo or Katie and why?