We are using a Growth Mindset during our Cross Country training
Here is some writing that we have done. We were thinking about a time when we used a Growth Mindset.
I looked up at the hill, then looked down the other end. I pushed down on the pedals, every push felt like I was being pulled down. I hi a stump. As I spun through the air my heart skipped a beat. I landed on the ground and bounced back up, landing on the top. I stuck my wheel round and skidded though this wasn’t enough to slow me down. I am sent zooming down, every rock I’m sent into the air. As I came down I landed on a huge ramp like rock an whoosh into the sky. I look down at the ground and I tell myself to stop. Then I look how far I’ve come and I push on, preparing for the long climb up the second hill.
“Next five” the lifeguard said. I was walking up the stairs to go to the seven metre diving boards. My heart was racing. I got to the top. My heart was about to pop. I was so nervous but I walked to the edge. I jumped, I landed on the slide with a thump. I was on the slide for a second but then I flew off the end. The water enveloped me as I emerged. I felt a strike of pride. I had made it. I was so happy
My heart is pounding as I ride down the cliff. I can do this. "I can do this" I think as I jump across the turn. Wait. There is a really tight turn. Can I do this? can I do this? I think as I slam down my brakes. No. No I can’t. Soon I find myself doing giant bumps, riding on steep things, narrow corridors, and other crazy stuff. I find myself at the finish line, eating a taco. Well maybe that bit was not true.