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For writing this week, you will be writing another discussion text about xenotransplantation (Should xenotransplantation be legal?) as an independent piece and that it should be better than the shared piece. 
For today, you are going to plan your piece independently. Use the planning sheet template to plan your arguments. Remember to have balanced arguments for both sides of the discussion.
 

How to develop a positive mindset. WATCH THIS BEFORE THE MATHS LESSON!

Meesha is happy to take on the challenges set by the teacher, but Lucas is more reluctant.

Meesha has a growth mindset. She believes intelligence, talent and ability are open to change.

So she believes she can get better at maths. This means she tries, puts in effort and works hard to master the learning.

Lucas has a fixed mindset. He doesn't believe he can get better at maths.

He thinks you're either good at maths or your not. And he is definitely not good at maths.

Lucas and Meesha make different decisions about their learning because of their different mindsets.

As time goes on, Meesha and Lucas talk. Meesha explains that you can change your mindset - and she encourages Lucas to do this. Gradually, Lucas starts to think in a different way.

He starts to think that he can do maths, that he can get better. As he changes his mindset, so Lucas changes his behaviour. He starts to have a go, to keep trying and to persist.

We see him improve his maths skills as a result. Meesha and Lucas demonstrate the differences between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.

They show how each one influences your thoughts, actions and behaviours.

And they also show that anyone can develop a growth mindset, no matter who they are.
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