Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Please answer all of the following questions: (Make sure you proofread and use complete sentences)These should be elaborate thoughts, not one sentence responses!

1) After viewing Mr. Fisch's world-renown "Did you Know/Shift Happens" PowerPoint, what ideas strike you about the facts presented?
How does this make you think about the world and your place in it? How could this data impact you?

2) Also, what did Danny Macaskill's, "Inspired Bikes" make you think about perseverance, hard work, potential, etc...? How can you apply what you saw from his adventures, doing bike tricks, to your own life?

3) See below:

Definitions Taken From Mindsets The New Psychology Of Success By Carol Dweck

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Fixed Mindset Defined:
“The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.  It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value.  How does this happen?  How can a simple belief have the power to transform your psychology and, as a result, your life?  Believing that your qualities are carved in stone-the fixed mindset-creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over” (Dweck 6).

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Growth Mindset Defined:
“This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.  Although people may differ in every which way-in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests, or temperaments-everyone can change and grow through application and experience” (Dweck 7).

“The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset.  This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives” (Dweck 7).

  • What are your thoughts regarding these definitions?  
  • Are the definitions accurate?  
  • How do they apply to your attitude and approach within the academic realm?


  1. 1. The video had a lot of large numbers and facts they were meant to shock people although I was surprised by how much technology has taken control of our lives
    2.from the bike video it made me think that everything you need to do takes hard work he didn't become a bmx pro by doing nothing he failed over and over until he got a trick.
    3.a. that we need to be open minded on everything because if we don't try we will already have failed
    b.yes in life you need to have a good opinion on you and if you don't you n eed to change as a person
    c. we need to be open to doing whatever assignment or homework and try to do it without just looking at the paper and saying "no this looks too hard"

  2. 1) After viewing Mr. Fisch's world-renown "Did you Know/Shift Happens" PowerPoint lot’s of the information shocked me. The fact that if you have a house and food and a bed made you richer than 75% of the population really shocked me and that was a fact that really stood out to me. That fact also had me thinking about my place in the world. It made me grateful for all the things I have and it really made me think about all the people who don’t have what I have. It also made me think that as I am someone with privilege I should use that privilege to help others who might not have as much privilege. After viewing the powerpoint it also made me think about our world and how there are so many problems we need to fix. It made me think about all the bad we hear when we should try and fix those problems and create a better and more peaceful world. Once again the fact that if you have a bed, house, and food makes you richer than 75% of the population impacts me a lot because it makes me realize that I should be more grateful and I should try and help others who don’t have what I have.

    2) Danny Macaskill's "Inspired Bikes" video made me think about perseverance and hard work because it showed how he had fallen and failed so many times and got hurt doing it but he kept trying and kept going even though he had a tough time at the beginning. It also took a lot of hard work because he had to train and practice everyday and he had to work on his skills. He also had to practice even though some days he probably didn't want to. I can apply what he did to my own life because he worked hard on his goals and kept going and practicing even if he failed. You can apply that mindset to a lot of things and weather its your talent, schoolwork, or your social life. The perseverance he showed and the hard work he put in can really inspire you to do the same in your life.

    3) My thoughts about these definitions are that they are very true and tell what growth mind set is. It says that all our interests and talents may be different but we can all put in effort and try hard at them and that is how you grow and receive growth mindset. The definition relates back to Danny Macaskill's "Inspired Bikes" video because he failed at times but he kept going with his passion and he kept working hard and that's how he grew as a biker and expanded his growth mindset. I believe that the definitions are accurate because you hear that you should keep trying and keep growing on many things not just school work and interests. In the academic world you are bound to fail and it’s your choice to have a growth mindset or just a regular mindset. A person with a growth mindset would say “what am I not getting” and “how can I grow and learn from this?” That way the person is bound to do better on the next test and grow as a learner. Whereas if they gave up and didn't try to grow they would ultimately fail on the next test and not understand why. That is why growth mindset is important to use and approach in the academic world because even though you may fail you have to have a growth mindset so you will grow and learn from your mistakes. Then you will become a better learner and a better person.

  3. 1. After viewing Mr. Fisch's world-renown "Did you Know/Shift Happens" PowerPoint, I was surprised when it said that only 1 in 100 people will make over 50 dollars an hour. I was also surprised when it said that most people won't stay with there job more than 2 years. This data from this powerpoint is very bad because it shows that many people and companies are not trying to change this. It also shows that not many companies are paying there workers at high levels of pay. This can impact me because I will being going into the work force here shortly in life and if the way the world is now its gonna be hard for me to maybe find a good paying job. But, it could also change in the time that i'm still in school so I might be able to find a good paying job really quick but the only way that that is gonna happen is if everyone in the world sees this video and wants to change the way the economy is today. It made me thing that it is gonna be hard to get a job and keep the money coming in but I think it can change. The powerpoint also had me thinking about how privileged and how spoiled I am in the world today. We need to change a lot of things in the world to make it a better place.
    2. From watching "Inspired Bikes" I saw what hard work looks like. The video showed that you can go anything as long as you try your hardest. It shows that you have to go out side of your comfort zone to have fun and live free and that anything you try is possible as long as you work hard at it. It showed me that as long as I work hard in school and my sports that I can be very successful in life.
    3. These definitions are very accurate in my opinion. I think that the path that you want yourself to go on and be in the future can be accomplished as long as you set your self up early in life for good things. I see these definitions as symbols of how to go on in life and how to set your self up to have a good future. I think the writer of these definitions is reaching out to young people to show them to look ahead and look at were they are now in life and make sure that they are doing the right things now to do even better things later in their life.

  4. 1.) After seeing Shift Happens, It made me realize how fortunate I am and what other people are facing. It makes me think about other people and how other people need help and I could be impacted because a lot of people in need live around me.

    2.) Inspired Bikes made me re-tell myself that I, and everyone around me has potential. And with hard work and not giving up, we can do whatever we want. I just stay as dedicated as he Danny Macaskill and be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve my dream, I can do it.

    3.) I've heard of the fixed and growth mindsets before and yes they are accurate. What the fixed mindset means to me is that I am what I am, and I just have to stick to what I'm good at. The growth mindset means that I can grow as a person and I can do whatever I want to. I think I should have the growth mindset.

  5. 1. The one thing the videos made me realize is how much our world is always changing. That every year new technology is being created, and it shows how much certain statistics change in just 1 or 2 years. I was so surprised and it made me realize how privileged we are to live in a world like that where we can always be creating new things to improve our quality of life.

    2. The video showed me how to not give up. It's not like he just got the bike tricks the first time he tried them he had to persevere and he most likely put in a lot of time and practice. It applies to everyone’s life in practically everything, like school, sports, basically everything. So we can apply this video into our life by persevering even when things get tough.

    3. I think the definitions prove that a lot of what you want to do and hope to achieve can be achieved by how you think. If you think you're a terrible person then you're never going to accomplish what you want but if you think of yourself in a more positive way then you have a better chance of achieving that. Confidence is key. In my opinion the definitions are accurate. I can apply these definition to academics by believing in myself, saying that “I can pass the class” instead of saying “I’m terrible at English there's not way I’ll do good in the class”

  6. The ideas the strike me the most were that, our world is changing more and more everyday as time goes on. The slideshow made me think about the world differently. Danny's video shocked me. it must have took Danny a really long time, for him to learn the tricks he did in the video. He fell multiple time, but he got back up and tried again. I think that the definitions define the hopes that you want to be able to achieve if you try.It is better to say "i can", instead of "I can't"

  7. 1. After viewing Mr. Fisch's "Did you Know/Shift Happens" PowerPoint lot’s of his information shocked me. Once I saw that 87 people had clean water I was sad. I know I take for granted my clean water and I now know that 13 people (in the video) has unclean, unsanitized water. Another fact that stood out to me was the fact that if you have a house and food and a bed made you were richer than 75% of the population really shocked me and that was a fact that really stood out to me. It stood out to me because everyone that I know has these things and it's sad to think that 15% of people don't have these things. I put this into the world by looking and seeing how much this data effects. Like the I am one of the 25% who is richer than most of the world. That means 991,291,257 of the world is poorer than the 25% of people with those items.

    2. Danny Macaskill's "Inspired Bikes" video made me think about perseverance and hard work because it showed how he has fallen and failed so many times and got hurt doing what he loves but he kept trying and kept going even though he had a tough time at the beginning. I can apply what Danny does in my life by not giving up on a subject and not saying I can't.

    3. My thoughts about these definitions are that they are true and tell me what growth mind set is. I think these definitions are very true and I think that they show the true meaning of growth mindset. I do find these definitions accurate because they show what a growth mind set is. Like in this "The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging..." This shows that if you stick to what you're doing even if you dread it, you're already in a growth mindset. I will apply this to my academic realm by not saying I dislike a class or not dreading to go to a certain class.

  8. 1. Mr. Fisch's video "Shift Happens" made me feel like I had a lot compared to a lot of people and be more thankful for what I have. It also said that technology only took 2 years for it to spread while there are things that took 50 years, so that technology is gaining popularity and new technology.

    2. from the "inspired Bikes" video I could apply that it is possible and be motivated for all the hard work and accomplish my goal.

    3. These definitions, merely words, can describe how people feel and how their lives can be different from what they expected and how it turned out. I think these definitions are very accurate and can show people what they are. I think i would fit into the growth mindset.

  9. 1. After watching Did you know/Shift happens, it was surprising to learn in the next 8 seconds, only one (1) out of 35 babies born will be in the U.S. I thought it was interesting because when I think of the babies being born I think more than half of them are in the U.S. Another fact I found was more than 70% of the U.S four year olds have used a computer. I thought this was a little sad because when I was four I had more fun playing outside and with my friends than on the computer, and if the four year olds only play on the computer then they don't get the outside interaction.
    The first fact makes me think if this fact does stay true then eventually the population just based on births in the U.S, will have a less population than the other countries. This makes me feel like I am a very small part of this statistic because there are 34 other babies born when I was born but in other countries. With the second fact this makes me think about the world how that statistic is only in the U.S, it shows me how technologically advanced the U.S compared to everyone else. Also this statistic makes me think at how those four year olds are always on the computer are not getting the outside interaction they should be getting. This data impacts me because I remember when I was four, there were computers around but I didn't use one everyday.

    2. Danny Macaskill's "Inspired Bikes" made me think no matter how hard things become there is always a way to get through if you just try hard enough. It also taught me hard work always pays off in some way, it may not exactly be the way you were expecting but in someway it always pays off. From watching his adventures I can apply it to my school work, no matter how hard school work gets I can always try harder and at some point it will work out as long as I try.

    3. My thoughts regarding the definitions it is important for you to not just let your mind be fixed on one thing, you need to be open minded so you are open to new ideas it may help you sound better than the original idea you thought of. People may get stuck on one idea because they hate to be wrong but in order to thrive you need to be able to listen to other people's idea and think how they would help you in your situation.
    Yes I think the definitions are accurate because if you have a fixed mindset then you are only set on one idea and you don't want to listen to anyone else's idea. The definition for a growth mindset is also accurate because by listening to other people's ideas you can grow your point of view.
    These definitions apply to my attitude and approach with my academic realm it is better to have a growth mindset than a fixed mindset. If you have a fixed mindset and your answer is wrong then you won't be able to see why your answer is wrong and everyone else's is right. This also applies because if we have homework assigned we need to be open to doing it and not just blowing it off and getting a missing a grade.

  10. Something that really struck me about the videos made by Mr. Fisch was when the video said that if you have a roof over your head, food in your fridge, etc., you were wealthier than 75% of the world. It’s kind of crazy because the world is a huge place with about 8 billion people. This is odd to me because I come from a place where it’s normal to have all of these things, and more. It comes to show how ignorant I can be about things.

    While watching the video of Danny Macaskill, I did not think much about anything when it comes to perseverance and hard work, honestly. I mean, I can see how much practice and hard work that would take, but while watching it, all I thought was, “Wow, cool tricks.” If I have to take something away from the video, I would say that practice might be annoying and hard, but it will pay off.

    These definitions are really deep. They really make me think about what my mindset is just by the way that the definitions were worded. I think that the definitions are accurate based on the examples given. These apply to my attitude to the academic realm because if I am open minded I will be open to so much more and I will succeed.

  11. 1. What really surprised me about the video was how they even got all that data and knew how to shrink it down into a less then 5 minute video. Before I watched this video, I didn't know that so many things were happening in the world so quickly. As I look back and remember how much can happen in so little time, I am speechless.

    2. Danny Macaskill's "Inspired Bikes" video really made me wonder just what can happen if you put your mind to it. when I look at this video, I can't imagine how much time and determination It took to make just a short video. It taught me that I need to have more perseverance in my life.

    3.The first definition taught me that what people think of you does not matter, but what does matter is what you think of yourself. The second definition taught me that everyone can grow through application and experience. In my opinion, these definitions are accurate and can apply to our learning environment.

  12. In the presentation “Shift Happens”, I learned many things about the world. I was surprised to learn many things about technology and how it is changing our lives. After watching the video, I learned that I am lucky to have the education and technology that I have here in the US. It was shocking to see how China had more English speakers than the US, even if it is only a small percentage of their entire country. The facts ended up making me think a lot more and be thankful for what I have since I don’t normally go and search for facts like the ones showed in the presentation on a normal basis.

    In Danny’s video, I saw that if you put enough effort into something, you can achieve great things. I would think that it took a lot of work to achieve the things that Danny was able to do. One does not just start with great skill and talent, you have to work for it. I can apply this to my life because I cannot just be good at some things. I will have to work and achieve what I want to be successful in my choices.

    The definitions are very accurate in my opinion. It accurately describes what each mindset is and gives an example of what one is like. I find the definitions very easy to understand. The definitions are simple with a good example, which is something I like. I usually come to education with an open mindset. I enjoy learning about the new units and what they would be like. I enjoy learning more and more things throughout a subject and I find myself enjoying most things we learn.

  13. 1. After watching Mr. Fisch's youtube video “Did You Know/ Shift Happens” I was brought to mind of several facts and/or ideas involving today's and the futures technological possibilities. I was informed that 1 in 8 currently married couples met online and that there are 200 million registered users on MySpace. I was notified, that if MySpace was a country it would be the 5th largest on a broad scale. I can’t believe that on some computer based programs there are enough existent users to outnumber countries. Now available to us is information that exceeds capabilities of the human brain and even a whole human race. This is and will continue to impact our generations to come. Job competition will go up and companies will learn to save money on people such as accountants and even bankers because of the anonymous sites that are easily accessible to everyone on the web. According to the video the top jobs in 2010 were nonexistent in 2004. This is going to impact payed educators (teachers) in the future because of what knowledge is freely available to everyone in the world. This could very well affect me because if my strong suit is not uniquely based on technological devices I might have trouble finding well paying work. Even on a social level in today’s day people are now starting lifelong relations and even marriages on apps like Match or Christian Mingle. Things that our ancestors have taught us to be beautiful and raw are now interfering with technology. Socialism used to be a priority and now in the 21st century it’s an option because of what we’ve allowed ourselves to do. I believe this will affect social interaction and humans having pure relationships.

    2. While watching Danny Macaskill’s bike video, “Inspired Bicycles” I had a brief moment of motivation as well as self confidence. I caught a few things over the course of the video that were very inspirational to me. For example, the caution sign that read “DANGER OF DEATH KEEP OFF. I was truly shocked how Danny bypassed the sign just because of his willpower to accomplish his stunt. When Danny falls off the fencing his first couple tries and then gets back up and does it until he has succeeded it really demonstrates not only bravery but that with failure comes great prosperity. In life, mistakes are the only path to success. Just because you get an F on a test or a D on a quiz doesn’t mean that you have failed but only learned from your failure. I also was reminded to do what I love. Doing what you love is not cliche it's what Danny is demonstrating and what everyone should do.

    3. My main thoughts reading these two definitions is that one is about expectation and one is about progression. Your fixed mindset being more of a lifestyle and growth mindset being more of an overall goal. However, I don’t think both definitions are one hundred percent correct. Under the definition of fixed mindset it mentions that it can determine the person you want to be and whether or not you have confidence in the things you value. I think that fixed mindset should have room for error instead of it being so concrete. These apply hugely to school and academics in a sense that if you feel you have gone beyond your fixed mindset and have proved yourself right on a regular bases you can use your growth mindset to challenge yourself academically.

  14. 1. After viewing Mr. Fisch's "Did you Know/Shift Happens" PowerPoint I saw many things that shocked me and surprised me. After seeing the video, I had realized I take for granted my clean water and my warm bed. i also realized that if I had a house over my head, food, and a bed I was richer than 75% of the entire population. I think this video just makes me feel so fortunate

    2. Danny Macaskill's "Inspired Bikes" video made me think about perseverance because no matter how hard he fell and how many times he was so close to giving up, he kept trying and continued to do what he loved.

    3.The first definition taught me that it doesn't matter how others view you, it matters how you view yourself and how you can grow from how many times you fail. The second definition taught me that everyone can grow in their own experiences and that confidence is everything in those situations.


  15. 1.I was stricken by the fact that human knowledge will double every twelve hours in the year 2020. What other knowledge will we gain in 2020? How many studies will have been done scientists by 2020? I was surprised by the fact that 360 hours of new videos were uploaded to YouTube during the course of Mr. Fisch’s video. I was also surprised by the fact that there are five times more words in the English language than there was in Shakespeare’s time. That makes me wonder what new words were added to the English language and how they originated. I wonder how much bigger of a “country” Facebook will be in 2020. How many searches on Google will there be in 2020 per day? What kind of jobs will there be in 2020? What job will I have?

    2.Danny Macaskill’s “Inspired Bikes” video shows that you need a lot of dedication, perseverance and hard work to achieve your goals. I think I could apply hard work to my school work. Applying hard work to my school work will help me to get good grades and to learn more.

    3.I think that I have a growth mindset. I think that because you can always learn something new about a person, place or thing and keep growing. I believe that you make your future. I think the definitions make sense because they match the names. The definitions are easy to understand. I think that I apply the growth mindset to my attitude and approach in the academic realm because I to learn new things.

  16. Something that comes to mind is that we should change the way we teach little kids. Instead of using a tablet, or computer to teach kids how to read, they could use a book. I think that kids using technology at such a young age is not good. Like my generation we are WAY too involved in our technology and we are missing certain things that happen because we are trying to Snap Chat or post a picture on Instagram.
    After watching his video I thought to myself that hard work pays off. If you really want to do something but don’t want to do the work that leads you to that place. Then you won’t ever get to that place. Danny Macaskill goes around the world and bikes and get’s paid to do it. That is his job. “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.”

    My thoughts about this definition is I completely agree. I understand that you need to do things in order to get what you need or want. It will tell you what or who you become in the future and that is your decision. You can make good choices and get a good future, or make bad choices and not have the best for yourself in the future.
    I believe that the definitions are correct because those are true facts and even if the definitions are wrong, you can still make the good or bad choices for yourself.
    These apply to me because I can agree and “get along” with the definitions and I believe that you do what you need to, to get the life you want. And if you want to have a bad job and be able to do things then you get bad grades. But I want to be able to have fun and go places when I am older so I have to get good grades to get a good job that pays well.

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  19. The one thing that was crazy what people don´t see and the affect and things people go through every day in there life and still have a smile on there faces. The facts that were shown really impacted me because there will always be these problems in one form or another witch is why I think people that it will change but things like this are always in the place you wont find it. Another thing is that they were able to put this into a small video because I think that it could go on for a long times talking about problems.

    In Danny Macaskills video it is about a guy doing cool tricks and this guy started from nothing and ended up traveling the world doing tricks.He is a incineration because it shows that you can do anything you want and if you try to work at something and someone says differently dont listen to them be your self and you can do anything if you have grit.

    These definitions are very accurate in my opinion. I think that the path that you want yourself to go on and be in the future can be accomplished as long as you set your self up early in life for good things. I see these definitions as symbols of how to go on in life and how to set your self up to have a good future. I think the writer of these definitions is reaching out to young people to show them to look ahead and look at were they are now in life and make sure that they are doing the right things now to do even better things later in their life.

  20. I think with Mr. Fisch video "Did you know/Shift happens", I believe that technology has its place in society. But at the same time I think it is being over used and missed used. For example 31 billion people searched on google in 2008. I believe that technology robs people from experiencing opportunities that they might of other wise participated if games, computers weren't so readily available.

    2. When I watched Danny Macaskill's bike video the first thing that jumped out at me was how much work and dedication he put into what he what he was doing. I believe what you put in is what you get out. If your not willing to put in the hard work and time towards achieving the goals you set for yourself then your your work will be so much harder than if you just put forth the work and time right away. A goal I have set for myself this year is to apply myself to school, and focus on the sport I love and if I do that, then what I want will be much easier.

    3.I believe that without one you cannot have the other. I think they both play a vital part in our growth and development. With fix mindset if I think i can't do the problem it's gonna make it a lot harder. With growth mindset if i got support from teachers and family I will be able to achieve academic success

  21. After watching Mr. Fishes Did you know/ shift happens power point I realized several things. I realized and got the idea of how society in changing all throughout the world. Just even in a couple year difference there were some changes with technology and population and education. After watching this video I saw the diversity we have in the world but how sorted and labeled it is. This video made me realize how lucky and grateful I should be because of what I have the ability to do compared to other places and people.

    After watching Danny Macaskill's, "Inspired Bikes" video I felt that we, everyone and I are able to have potential and get to a point where we can be great at something we love. This video made me realize there's a place to start and you can reach what you love the most even from just being ordinary. Everyone has potential if you try. Sometimes when you love something that's hard to do, if you keep practicing you can get the best out of it for yourself is the message I got out of the video. (also relating to my own life.)

    The definition of a fixed mindset and growth mindset are accurate in what I believe. I believe that it's okay to have a growth and fixed mindset on different things. For my academic learning I believe I have a growth mindset always changing and learning more.

  22. 1. I was really shocked to see how much we are on our phones. also that shows us that as technology advanches the more people want to buy the new stuff which means that they will get drwan to it and they wont ever want to get off because it so cool, and want to be up to date on social media. All those people that dont have the things we have like fresh water it makes me feel like I could do more.

    2. I thimk that the biking videos are really inspiering because they show that anything is possible if you work really hard and try your best. Also you have to fail at what your doing to be able to achive your goal. The biker shows that if you put your mind to it that you can do anything like riding a bike on a fense railing.

    3. .The first definition taught me that it doesn't matter how other people view you, it matters how you view yourself and how you can grow from the fails that you make in life. The second definition taught me that everyone can grow in their own way and that confidence can lead you to sucess.

  23. 1. In the first video there are lots of crazy facts about how society has changed over the years. The facts were a wake up call to me. We take so many things for granted, when people around the world are wishing to be in are shoes or even just to have shoes. I feel like I am in a lucky part of the world but also need to be grateful that I am in such a wonderful place.

    2. The "Inspired Bikes" video told me that if your work hard and are determined you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. I also learned that you should trust yourself and do whatever you can to be successful and its okay to fail sometimes. Maybe in the end you could do what you love and get paid to do it, if you just keep your mind to it.

    3. If we believe we can and are open to try new things we can accomplish many things. If we give academics are all we can get good things out of it.

  24. After watching Shift Happens it made me realize how fortunate we are and how unfortunate others are. It also made me realize how unfair the world really is.

    It made me think of hard work and never giving up. Danny worked so hard to get to where he is now. I can use this with school work. Work hard and never give up on what I'm doing and I will succeed in what I'm doing.

    In my opinion the definitions are accurate. It's good to have a growth and fixed mindset on things. The definitions will help with what you need to work on to succeed.

  25. 1. Some facts that shocked me in Mr. Fisch's video "Did you Know/Shift Happens" were that if you have a bed, food, and a home then you are richer than 75% of the world. This shocked me because it shows how fortunate we are to live in a country like America where we take things for granted in our daily lives. Another fact was how much we use technology. I think that technology can be good for somethings but aren't very beneficial for others.

    2. Danny Macaskills video "Inspired Bikes" showed that no matter how hard the task or adventure if you work hard and do your best you get through it. It also showed that hard work pays off in the long run if you keep working at something you will succeed.

    3. A growth mind set is always looking to improve your skills and personality. Its being able to improve and change as a person and academically. Having a fixed mindset is sort of like sticking to what your good at and not really branching or changing anything.

  26. 1. )After viewing Mr. Fisch’s videos “Did You Know and/Shift Happens” lots of the facts are very amazing and shocking. When they put it down to such a small ratio it makes me really think and it makes me feel very fortunate. Also it makes me sad because lot of people don't have the luxury others have, so we should be very grateful of what we have. The fact that technology is taking over the world is crazy and how in the future it is only gonna get bigger. This data impacts me because I live in this world just like everyone else so I could relate to some problems and also the luxuries people have.

    2.)Danny Macaskill’s video made me think about hard work potential, etc because he doesn't give up. If he wants to achieve something, he will strive for it and get it accomplished. I can apply what I learned from him to my life by being more patient and waiting for the success to come. I also learned to work hard even when it seems impossible.

    3a.) My thoughts are that we need to be open to anything, be willing to try different things. We need to be able to say we can instead of we can’t because then we are just setting ourselves up for failure.
    3b.) I think they are accurate because they make sense. People need to be open minded to learn new things or else they won’t learn.
    3c.) These apply to our attitude and approach in the academic realm because they help us be more successful. Having this mindset will help us be willing to get the job done even if it’s not fun, or too complicated.

  27. 1) After watching the "Did You Know?/Shift Happens" powerpoint, I began to reflect on many of the ideas that surfaced from reading the facts. Some ideas that surprised me was that in the video the facts of the people around the world were narrowed down from about 7 billion people to 100. Because of this, it was interesting to see how the data would turn out, such as what religions people belonged to or who were in poverty or not. Also in "Shift Happens" it was crazy to think that internet and advanced technology didn't surface that long ago but as it got more advanced the audience started growing bigger and bigger exponentially. The facts presented in the power points make me think of the world as bigger than we think it is. Also, that their are so many different things going on in the world than just around our small community. The data could impact me because for some pieces of data I realize I am much more fortunate than others and have to appreciate for what I have because people would die to be as fortunate as I am.
    2) After watching the video of Danny Macaskill's, "Inspired Bikes" It makes me think that if someone just puts in the effort and perseverance they can be the greatest they want to be. That if they just put in the work they will only have more potential as they get better. Applying this to my own life, I can use these skills in school and sports. For school if I have the grit to keep learning and getting better with my work habits I can become smarter than I ever thought. Also in sports, I can always grow as a teammate and an individual player if I just work hard in practice and continue to strive in order to get better.
    3) The definitions of the fixed and growth mindset are very accurate. These definitions make me think that a fixed mindset kind of person sticks with the basics and doesn't veer off track while a growth mindset kind of person is always willing to learn more and build of what they have. These could involve academics a lot because in school we are constantly learning new things. With a growth mindset we wouldn't just do work to get it done but to learn.

  28. 1) After watching Shift Happens I realized how fortunate I am and how others are facing harder things than i am. It also made me think about how unfair and un-equal the world is. It made me think about others and how i'd be able to make an impact towards others.
    2) Inspired bikes made me realize that if you put hard work and dedication towards something you can become great at anything you want. I could use what i saw Danny do in my school work by working hard and dedicating myself to getting my work done and doing it to the best of my abilities.
    3) I think these definitions are very deep and meaningful. I think that these definitions are accurate. These apply to my attitude and approach with my academics because instead of having a bad attitude and doing my work just because i have to i can try to actually improve my skills at different things and improve and become better at the stuff i am doing.

  29. 1. After I watched the "shift happens/Did You Know?" presentation, I saw how advanced technology is becoming and how quickly it's happening. However, the presentation plays off these technical advancements as being a negative advancement as it says that more people are starting to use it, and jobs are becoming more frequent and harder to keep. It also gave me insight on how smaller countries are given an unfair disadvantage when it comes to quality education and luck in the job market, as in the "Did You Know ver.3" stated that larger countries like India and China have more children with higher IQ than America, and by association, countries smaller than America.
    2. After I watched "Inspired Bikes" I considered how the video invoked thoughts of perseverance through showing how in the process of attempting to accomplish a goal there are going to be many mistakes, some being very painful both mentally and physically. However, the video also showed how one might learn from these mistakes and will end up with the goal they were attempting to achieve all along as long as they kept trying.
    3a. If these thoughts of a fixed mindset, and that a fixed mindset can be changed due to outside sources is true, then I believe that it would negatively affect how most citizens' lives would turn out because of the heavy influence of an external source.
    3b. I do believe that one's path in life is partially, if not, completely affected by their perception of life. A prime example of this is how a person with a positive view of the world is put through better treatment by peers and is put through much more risks, while a person who adopts a pessimistic point of tends to grow into a citizen with very little luck or experience because of how they act towards peers.
    3c. These ideas would affect my attitude towards education and academics because my academic confidence and performance is completely dependent on my point of view towards the subject and my willingness to do assignments in order to get better grades.