I am the Mexican-American daughter.
They speak to me in both languages
When we leave,
She stays behind,
And it makes me heartbroken,
But I know
It will all change
When we departure
Nobody will say
“Vamos a hacer lo posible”
To see that she’s not the stereotypical person they think she is
And be humiliated-
She,too, is America.
To be American is to be free and to be able to say whatever,wear whatever and practice whatever religion. For some people being an American is to speak ENGLISH and English only. I very much disagree with that, you don’t have to talk a certain way or look a certain way to be American. American is just a word. But being American allows you to be who you want and what you want. Being who you are is most important you don’t have to fit the stereotypes. “The American Life” is being able to do what you want you don’t have to be closed up to some options. People from other countries believe that the American life is a better life in some cases it might, like being able to have your own voice for example in other countries there isn’t enough opportunities or you’re aren’t able to do what you want. “The American Life” may be a better life but being able to have your own voice there’s going to be people who are going to judge you for how you look,speak,or act and they are able to say such things because this is “America” and we’re living in stereotypes. But most importantly it doesn’t matter how you look,speak, or act because this a country of FREEDOM and you are able to be that way if you wish to. So being “American” or living “The American Life”might not always be beneficial so you got to look at the brighter things and positive things.
The dot in the middle symbolizes the tree we did the latter on. The different variety of colors around the dot show the diverse environment it's in. Even though there is a lot to adapt to, the tree finds a way to be able to adapt.
"I think, therefore I am "- Rene Descartes
The growth v. fixed mindset has to do with the fact that fixed mindset does not allow your brain to develop, and with the help of trends and contribution, we are able to prove that. Growth Mindset is a discovery made by professor of psychology named Carol Dweck. What she discovered is that you will be more successful when you put in effort and overcoming challenges instead of just giving up. Fixed Mindset is an unsuccessful thing for a person to have especially when you want to have a good career. “Trends is important to the growth and fixed mindset”; Cameron Lisney mentioned in the Growth Mindset Animation,”with fixed mindset you will only get to your goal and not go further that your goal,but with growth mindset you will reach your goal but you will go beyond the goal that we reached”. Cameron Lisney also mentioned in the Growth Mindset Animation,”start by listening to the fixed mindset voice and when you hear it, talk back with the growth mindset voice and if you hear “I can’t do it” add “yet”. Mindset has a contribution on how people think either fixed or growth the person has their own way of thinking. Either being fixed meaning the person lets one obstacle stop them or growth meaning the person keeps climbing the obstacle and not stopping until they make it. Sometimes mindset can have bad contributions if the person with growth mindset stops having the same motivation, they will stop having the growth mindset and turn into a fixed mindset.
It is easy to get in the fixed mindset, but not so much getting out of it. That’s when there needs to be changes made like the trend icon informs. Similar to the contributions, there needs to be motivation and praise for effort in order for the fixed mindset to slowly become the growth mindset. However, if there is only praise involved without any real progress, the growth mindset process is going nowhere. Specific evidence can be found in an article called “Teachers, Parents Often Misuse Growth Mindset Research” Carol Dweck says which states, “ Praising effort alone, she says, is useless when the child is getting everything wrong and not making progress”. What the quote means is that parents need to know when and how is the right time to praise a child for effort. Mindset is important for adults and even to children this matters because sometimes people make mistakes that you can’t develop your brain. We can’t all decide which mindset we have from either fixed or growth but that’s your decision not others.
The brain is an important part of the growth mindset discovery. The brain symbolizes how rapidly it grows because the brain grows bigger and bigger when you are learning just like growth mindset. Growth mindset helps develop the brain. The brain is the main part of growth mindset,so that is why we decided to make the brain the main character in this project. Not only is the brain is part of the growth mindset but growth mindset is part of the brain. The brain and growth mindset are the better together then separated. They are both part of you future and is what you depend on everyday. The arrows symbolizes a pathway with different ideas on how growth and fixed mindset are different. We choose to do arrows because we wanted to show the contributions growth and fixed mindset do.
The quote " I think, therefore I am" by Rene Descartes also known as "Cogito ergo sum" means that thinking can not be fake. It can also be known as the idea that the brain is easy to fool according to https://www.reference.com/world-view/meaning-quote-think-am-fa5d19658574f84d#. Descartes found that he can not hesitate that he existed. He than realized that he was the one who hesitated in the 1st place. To me this quote can mean that you are confusing your brain and hesitating your thinking.
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