This growth mindset lesson teaches the concept of growth through strategies using jigsaw puzzles. Students will learn that skills can be developed and grown with practice and strategies.
I use this lesson with my Kindergarten through 5th grade students. We can vary the difficulty of the puzzles depending on the skills level of the students. The conversation also can go a bit deeper and longer with older students while I keep it more concrete and shorter with my younger students.
This lesson includes a sheet of puzzle making strategies that can be used with children and adults of all ages.
The accompanying worksheets are usable with all age groups. I find the older students love to draw just as much as the younger ones, but rarely get as much time to do it, so these worksheets remind them of the lesson while allowing them to use their creativity.
The main idea of growth mindset is that everyone can improve and grow and this simple jigsaw puzzle lesson is an accessible way for students to see that strategies, practice, and rising to challenges are the keys to growth.
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