This is a growth mindset mini-packet including two sets of lessons that can be used to teach elementary students about their brains in order to foster a growth mindset. I have used these lessons with students from 2nd to 5th grade.
These growth mindset lessons use the books "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain" and "A Walk in the Rain with a Brain". You will need to own, purchase, or be able to borrow these books to teach these lessons. These books not only help students learn about their brains, but also having a growth mindset in their thinking.
I've included; pre-and post-tests for this brain unit, stopping/discussion points to use during a read aloud of each book, and discussion questions to use with partners, small groups, or for a whole group discussion after the book. I have included a song I wrote about 5 of the parts of the brain that are introduced in one of the books. I have also included ideas for a quiz and have included a worksheet as a follow up and to give students something to take with them to remind them of the lesson, as well as an exit ticket for learning the parts of the brain and their function. I vary how I present the lesson as well as how detailed we go into our descriptions and discussions depending on the skill and ability level of the classes I teach.
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