Growth Mindset Activities for SEL Print and Digital Morning Meeting Slides

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  1. Engage your students in social emotional learning activities to encourage social emotional development, character education, community building, and warm-fuzzy teaching moments with this social-emotional learning curriculum . With a strong focus on common themes in literature, your morning meetings
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Let's teach our students about growth mindset and the brain's neuroplasticity. In this social emotional unit, students will learn about the "power of yet," fixed mindset vs growth mindset, and the importance of perseverance and resilience. Whether you use this unit during morning meeting or another social emotional learning time, the lessons, discussions, and student journal will engage your students in social emotional development, character education and community building. You'll experience proud teaching moments as your students develop a healthy relationship with failure as they gain a growth mindset towards school and other goals .

This unit is also found in the all themes bundle of 17 social-emotional learning units where you’ll save 40%.



➥ a teacher overview of the GROWTH MINDSET theme with suggested read alouds, discussion questions, activities and extension ideas, and linked online resources

➥ 15 days of printable and editable lesson plans

You'll have more than you need to address growth mindset. Pick and choose from the ideas and lessons offered to customize a unit that specifically meets your students needs, or grab the 15 days of lesson plans and print and go!

Some of the suggested picture book read alouds for this unit include: The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, I Can't Do That Yet, and Bubble Gum Brain.


➥ 5 Growth Mindset-related quotations

➥ important vocabulary with definitions: growth mindset, fixed mindset, neuroplasticity, effort, resilience, and perseverance

➥ decorative quotation growth mindset posters

  • comes in color and ink-saving versions

The growth mindset bulletin board helps anchor important learning and growth. Displaying key vocabulary creates an established language for your unit and related quotations inspire everyone to internalize the importance of a healthy growth mindset. If you implement many theme units, your *growing* bulletin board becomes a display of students' learning as you add new themes!


➥ cover pages with quotations and important vocabulary

➥ growth mindset-related discussion prompts

➥ always, sometimes, rarely self-reflection and goal setting

➥ growth mindset vs fixed mindset

➥ "Flip that Mindset" activity for revising fixed mindset statements

➥ power of yet brainstorming exercise

➥ 5 quotation analysis journal prompts

➥ growth mindset stories compare and contrast chart

Student journals allow students time to process big thoughts and ideas before beginning a discussion. Student journal pages become a record of their learning that can be referenced in the future!


➥ Growth Mindset SEL Teacher Slides (Google Slides)

➥ Growth Mindset SEL Notebook for Students (Google Slides)

➥ Editable Lesson Plans

Implement this unit digitally or use the teacher slides to display your lessons + capture student responses to discussions. 

With these GROWTH MINDSET SEL Morning Meeting Activities, you are able to incorporate social emotional development and classroom community building while targeting common themes in literature and your grade level's ELA standards. Students who experience theme-based morning meetings develop a strong understanding of themes in literature because this and other ELA skills are integrated into the morning meeting routine! 

Ignite your students’ interests and growth with discussions and experiences specifically designed to strengthen their social emotional development and growth mindset!

You won't be disappointed in the time you spend with these upper elementary social emotional/morning meeting lessons!

Learn more about my Framework for Theme-Based Morning Meetings and if you have any questions, please reach out at or use the Q/A here!


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SEL Morning Meeting Theme Set #1

Belonging Theme

Kindness Theme

Compassion Theme

Conflict Theme

Perseverance Theme

SEL Morning Meeting Theme Set #2

Integrity Theme

Compromise Theme

Happiness Theme

Goal Setting Theme

Individuality/Be You

SEL Morning Meeting Theme Set #3

Friendship Theme

Courage Theme

Intrinsic Motivation Theme

Managing Emotions Theme

Responsibility Theme

Growth Mindset


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


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