Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Growth Mindset Lessons and Activities

Hello Friend!

Do your students struggle academically?

Are they afraid of challenges?

Are they afraid of not being smart?

Are you ready to motivate your students to believe in themselves and increase achievement with growth mindset lessons?

When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Even at such a young age, it is essential for us to teach our students that their intelligence can be grown or developed with persistence, effort, and a focus on learning. 


As teachers, we have so many things to do...planning, prepping, assessing, grading, PLC meetings, more meetings, duties.... :/ The list is never ending and we are tired!

Although you may also believe teaching your students the many facets of Mindset is important, the research, planning, and gathering of lesson ideas and activities might not take top priority on your to-do list.


I can help you!


Carol Dweck's mindset work validates everything I have always believed but didn’t know how to articulate to my students. Once I started studying her work, I became so passionate and started tapping into the power and building a growth mindset culture in my classroom. Soon I helped my students understand that everyone can learn, that intelligence can be developed with appropriate instruction, time, persistence, and motivation. Instantly, I saw student’s performance and achievement increase. This sparked my desire to know even more.

Last year I created many growth mindset resources and I felt like I barely scratched the surface of what I could teach them about their intelligence. Even though it became such a strong part of our classroom culture, (it wasn't rare for me to overhear a student cheering another on with the power of YET or another student tell me she could feel her brain growing!) and the I had a deep desire to know more and teach students more about mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and giving feedback to increase student performance.

Thus, I grabbed some highlighters and dove into books! #booknerd


Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Over the past few weeks, I have spent countless hours reading, watching videos, and writing lessons specifically designed for elementary classrooms. For each lesson I have included objectives, materials needed, step by step teaching plans, and activities. Then for each lesson I have differentiated the levels of activities so you may choose what will best work with the level of your students.

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Here is a closer look:

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Research shows it is crucial to involve and educate families about the growth mindset culture you will establish with your students. They need to hear consistent  messages at home.  To help you with that, I have included an editable letter to send home with your students.

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

This work is so important to build a culture of success and student achievement in our schools. I feel so lucky that my school has embraced the Mindset culture and there are visuals to reinforce their thinking.

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

You can access these resources {HERE}

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

Recently, I made this bulletin board after seeing a similar idea on Pinterest.

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

If you'd like these printables to make your own bulletin board you can grab them for free {HERE}.

I promise you, if you start teaching your students about the malleability of the brain and emphasize the process of learning over perfection you will see your students grow a love of learning. You can find the Growth Mindset Lessons {HERE} is you are ready to change your student's thinking and empower them to achieve!

Are you ready to start fostering a growth mindset culture with your elementary students and unsure where to start? This resource is designed with explicit, research based lessons, activities, anchor charts, and an interactive bulletin board to help your students distinguish between growth and fixed mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and much more!

I'd love to hear from you, have you already started incorporating growth mindset into your classroom community? What improvements have you seen with your students? Have parents been receptive to the culture?

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my passion! :)




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