Friday, December 9, 2016

Mannequin Challenge in 3rd Grade

The 3rd graders had a whole grade Team Time today to discuss "Mindset".

What is Mindset?

 Mindset explains:

How teaching a simple idea about the brain raises grades and productivity.

What all great CEOs, parents, teachers, and athletes know -

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.

In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.

Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships. When you read Mindset, you’ll see how.

After we shared some ways to "change our thinking," we discussed the importance of working as a team and helping each other succeed.  This lead to a group effort of creating a "Mannequin Challenge."  We were all so successful!  Working together for a common goal really brought us together.

Take a look at our video.

Mannequin Challenge 3rd grade from Dierdre Baker on Vimeo.


  1. Great job working together!! Awesome job third graders!!

  2. This is amazing 3rd graders! I am astounded by how well you all worked together to complete the challenge so expertly! (I truly didn't see ANYONE move!)
    -Mrs. McCarthy
    5th Grade Teacher

  3. What focus Grade 3! Nicely done.

  4. Yahoo! Awesome 3rd Grade! I loved working with you on the Growth Mindset this week. :)

    ~Ms. Clemenzi