Thrive (Part 4) – A Plan

Thrive (Part 4) – A Plan

4 Stripes

Thrive – A Plan will guide you through the process of transforming mindsets in your classroom. Not every plan will look the same, nor should it. Let’s see what you and your learners can create.

Create an action plan that ensures that you, as an educator, recognize and create a classroom environment that embraces an academic, growth mindset and helps to foster transformative mindsets in your students.


Design the steps and processes that you will use in your classroom to have students develop a growth mindset. Think through the following steps and modify as necessary.

  1. Seek out best practices
    • Using the resources located in Expedition or other resources, create a list of best practices to:
      • foster an academic, growth mindset within yourself
      • foster an academic, growth mindset within your students
  2. Include
    • a way to track instances of using best practices in your classroom and in your relationships with learners and colleagues,
    • and create goals based on those best practices.
  3. Include others
    • Share your ideas/collaborate with others, including those in your department/grade-level, SPED teachers, principals, building counselors, and social workers. Consider sharing with your department or your PLN and get their trusted feedback.
  4. Create benchmarks to track your goals
    • A checklist of when a goal is achieved is a great way to track your growth.

Earn Your Stripe!

  • Using the process above, submit a design/plan that includes:
    • The way in which you will communicate to your students and colleagues about the growth mindset and how you will be working to grow the academic, growth mindset in your classroom.
    • A list of the best practices you have chosen to pursue.
    • A list of goals and ideas for implementation.
    • The checklist with places dates and verification from students and/or colleagues.
  • Include a screenshot or screenshots of benchmark activities implemented or scheduled into your Google Calendar.

People who have earned this:

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