What is Growth Mindset?
When students believe they can do something, they recognize that effort or consistently trying will make them better.
That being said, they will put in extra time and effort, and that will lead them to higher achievement and success with their goals....that is a Growth mindset!
According to Carol Dweck after studying the behavior of a plethora of students, she and her colleagues noticed that some students will move forward without a thought and others were crushed or overwhelmed by the smallest mistake or set back. Dr. Dweck created fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the basic ideas people have about learning and intelligence or the ability to think and learn.
(If you search Carol Dweck, you can find much research and articles on the topic of fixed and growth mindset)
I have always tried to have a Growth Mindset and have encouraged and supported my own children and my students to embrace this thinking.
It is easy to say, “You can do it!” but more important to show or demonstrate how they can do this by getting students to think metacognitively about it...in other words to think about their thinking and change their thinking from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
With this concept in mind, I created this Growth Mindset resource to support positive thinking and to encourage your students to think in this way.
Here is What is Included:
☺ 5 Posters
to demonstrate a Growth Mindset idea or phrase and how your thinking may change as you get closer to your goal.
☺ 9 Growth Mindset Posters
with terms and how you can think about them.
☺ 1 Poster with ideas on how to change Negative thoughts into Positive ones.
☺ 5 General Growth Mindset Posters
to use anyway you want to use them.
☺ 6 writing frames
to encourage thinking about how to change your mindset. 3 with single lines and 3 with handwriting lines to guise formation of letters.
☺ 16 task cards
to use to discuss Growth Mindset and ideas to change the way your think about yourself and your abilities.
☺ 2 Editable ladder posters
for you to create to fit the needs of your students.
☺ 8 Editable task cards
to write what a student or your class may be struggling with in order to problem solve and change their thinking.
Some Ideas for Use:
☺ Make a Growth Mindset Bulletin Board to encourage Positive Thinking!
☺ Use this packet as a Mini Lesson to have students check how they are thinking.
☺ Use the writing Frames to encourage children to think about ways to change their thinking.
☺ Guidance Lessons
☺ To encourage small groups or individuals how to support having a Growth Mindset.
☺ Think of your own idea!
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⭐ Growth Mindset Posters in Kid Language for Primary Grades
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