Growth Mindset Coupons/Badges
I use these badges with my students to praise them when they display a growth mindset.
I give each student a page of the badges and I have them observe their classmates. Then I have designated badge times where I’ll give the opportunity for them to give out badges (if you let them give them out whenever they want it becomes a distraction). I’ll call on a few students a day to give out a badge to someone they noticed displaying these ways of thinking. Times when I call on students to give out badges
After a group work activity.
At the end of the day class meeting.
After a challenging lesson.
In addition to the students giving out badges, I’ll give out the badges as well (and so will other adults in the room). I also will staple badges to assignments where I can tell a student worked really hard.
The students like to collect the badges by gluing them to a collection page. You can give out a reward for a completed page of earned badges, but the badges are usually reward enough. I hang the students’ badge collection sheets on the wall as a bulletin board with motivational quotes from the people in the readings.
*Includes additional files that fit with Avery Label template (round label 5294)
These badges are also included as part of the activity Growth Mindset: Inspirational People (Readings and Activities)