Growth Mindset Activities: Middle School Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset Activities: Middle School Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset Activities: Middle School Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset Activities: Middle School Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset Activities: Middle School Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset Activities: Middle School Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset Activities: Middle School Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset Activities: Middle School Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset Activities: Middle School Growth Mindset
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Reward your middle school students with growth mindset activities that have take-home goodies!

We have carefully chosen quotes by famous people to inspire your students, and to make teaching the concepts of growth mindset easy and enjoyable. Each growth mindset quote is from a person your students are familiar with so they can immediately "plug in" to a real-life example of a growth mindset.

We have developed this set of growth mindset activities with ultimate flexibility - use them as a collaborative activity, bell ringers, daily warm ups, morning work, or for your early finishers. There's loads of diverse activities in this pack.

The idea behind this pack of activities is that repetition of these quotes in different forms will help students memorize the quote AND understand the concepts at a deep level -- it's sneaky repetition! 

We've judiciously selected quotes that are of an ideal length for meaning and memorization -- not too short, not too long. Each quotation is expressed in the following ways:

  • a word scramble puzzle to warm up and learn the quote;
  • a Reflect and Write writing prompt activity that includes the unscrambled quote, a biographical statement that helps the student understand the life path of the individual, and questions to help the students relate the quote to their own lives (meets Common Core standards W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.8.1, W.8.2, W.8.3);
  • a coloring poster, again exposing them to the quote in a different way;
  • and a prize to take with them: an easy-to-fold origami bookmark (which gives them more exposure to the quote)!

Your students will get to explore quotes and biographical sketches from a diverse group of people who have surmounted hard challenges in their own lives. The biographical sketches tie into the quote, so students can immediately understand how the individual used a growth mindset in their own lives for success. It makes the quote REAL and credible. Further, we've tied each quote to a growth mindset vocabulary word for even more depth of understanding, including:

  • The Persistence of Dr. King
  • Taking Action with John F. Kennedy
  • J.K. Rowling on Learning from Failure
  • Pele Perseveres

It's flexible and comprehensive: you can split up the activity and even use it for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month and Women's History Month.

Bonus: also included are full-color growth mindset quote posters that you can add to bulletin boards.

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