Scientific studies show that neural connections can grow and become stronger when a person struggles through challenging learning and the correction of mistakes. The research also shows that students with a growth mindset (the belief that being smart is something that can be worked toward instead of it being something that a person is born with) have higher levels of success and self-esteem than those with a fixed mindset. Teaching your students to develop a growth mindset can help them to live with more grit, perseverance, positive thinking, and success when encountering new concepts. This resource can be used to help introduce students to phrases that encourage growth mindset and positive self-talk, as well as a bulletin board reminder for students as they go through their school day activities.
Included in this bulletin board set are 30 statements: 15 demonstrating a fixed mindset and 15 demonstrating a growth mindset. The speech bubbles are shaped and colored to correspond with each other. (Example: the bubble for "This will be impossible" is the same shape and color as the bubble for "This will take some time and effort."
To put together your bulletin board, just laminate the pages and cut them out! You can put them all up at once, or add to your bulletin board as you discuss different aspects of growth mindset with your students!
For resources on teaching Growth Mindset: