These growth mindset picture books, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein, Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg, and The Dot by Peter Reynolds are perfect for teachers and students who are committed to understanding growth mindset concepts!
Please take a look at the individual listings for each growth mindset picture book here:
YOUR FANTASTIC ELASTIC BRAIN
THE GIRL WHO NEVER MADE MISTAKES
BEAUTIFUL OOPS BY BARNEY SALTZBERG
THE DOT BY PETER H REYNOLDS
Descriptions for each product are as follows:
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
includes activities related to the following topics: discussion questions, compare and contrast, growth mindset vs. fixed mindset (using mistakes as a framework), student reflections, learning from mistakes, famous people in history (perseverance), purposeful mistakes, and feeling worried. Five full-color posters (as well as their black-and-white counterparts are also included.
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
includes activities for personal reflection, challenges (including a STEM challenge for creating slingshots using rubber bands), opportunities to identify and clarify growth mindset vs fixed mindset, comparing and contrasting, a rubber band challenge, and various brainstorming and writing activities. Five full-color posters (as well as their black-and-white counterparts are also included.
by Barney Saltzberg includes teacher tips, your oops activity, a glass half-full activity, growth mindset for Beautiful Oops, what's the use activity, self-compassion reflections, creations with oops, brainstorming with figures, sharing my best oops moments, I meant to do that activity, and additional suggested acitivies!
by Peter Reynolds is a perfect picture book for teachers who want to provide fun instruction on the role of taking risks in growth mindset and fixed mindset perspectives.
You may also be interested in the following GROWTH MINDSET products:
GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITIES:
GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (with cursive)
GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (NO cursive)
GROWTH MINDSET PRIVACY FOLDER OFFICES
GROWTH MINDSET FLIP BOOKS
GROWTH MINDSET VOCABULARY CARDS FOR A WORD WALL OR BULLETIN BOARD
GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITY BUNDLE:
GROWTH MINDSET BUNDLE: AFFIRMATION POSTERS, FLIP BOOKS, AND PRIVACY FOLDER
GROWTH MINDSET QUOTES BUNDLE:
CHARACTER TRAITS QUOTES BUNDLE (with GROWTH MINDSET)
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Kirsten has 18 years of experience in elementary education. She has been a homeroom teacher for first grade, third grade, and fourth grade, as well as ESL. She has also been a school counselor for grades PK-6, an ESL pullout teacher for K-6, and a Reading Recovery Teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from The University of Iowa and a Master’s of Education in school counseling from Sam Houston State University. She believes that students make the most progress when they are engaged in their hearts as well as their minds. Her resources offer relevant, rigorous, engaging content that nurtures the whole child.
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