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As part of our school's evaluation process we are asked to create a yearly Student Learning Goal.
My goal this year is Growth Mindset.
I set the goal that by April 2023, at least 75% of my students in will demonstrate a growth mindset in in one of the following components of their art-making.:
In demonstrating a growth mindset, they will:
To measure their growth mindset, students were be assessed by using the following resources:
Growth Mindset Questionnaire
Growth Mindset Survey
We discussed what growth mindset looks like in the art room:
Growth Mindset believes Believes talent can improve
Fixed Mindset believes that Believes talent is fixed
Students created SMART Goals and utilized the following questions to engage in a thoughtful conversation about growth mindset. The template is from the Art of Education.
Students took a survey on Growth Mindset as well.
Here is a comparison of this student's work from the beginning of the year to the spring time.
You can see the growth and level of improvement in his work.
Here is a another student who demonstrated growth in observation skills, aesthetics and composition
Here is another student who demonstrates growth and development in her work. Her goals include observational drawing, composition and expression.
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Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.
Burlington Public Schools