Do you want to encourage a Growth Mindset in your students? Are you looking for some discussion starters for your morning meeting? These powerful poems will help! The poems emphasize the value of hard work, perseverance, positive attitude, personal responsibility and giving and receiving help.
Every teacher can establish a classroom environment that encourages and develops a Growth Mindset in all students. I wrote these poems to help teachers do just that.
Poems of the week can be a powerful shared reading tool to teach a variety of concepts. These original poems are based on research presented by Dr. Carol Dweck on growth mindset versus fixed mindset. The poems invite discussion and promote a positive learning environment. They provide a springboard for discussions about growth mindset versus fixed mindset.
As part of a Poem of the Week program, the poems can be used as the basis for lessons in comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary.
Fourteen original poems are included (topics are in parenthesis):
* Look Up! (positive attitude, focusing on goals)
* Sunrise (positive attitude, every day is a new day)
* I Carry a Smile (positive attitude)
* All of Us Are Learners (classroom community, perseverance, helping each other)
* Instead (positive self-talk, avoiding negativity)
* Just Right For Me (unique qualities, self-esteem)
* My Goal is Far Away (goal setting and attainment)
* I'm Learning Something New (struggle)
* YET! (struggle)
* Two Brains Together (working together, helping each other)
* I Had a Little Problem (facing problems)
* Problems (problem-solving, facing problems)
* Today's the Day! (risk-taking, courage, facing fears)
* What Will I Do and Who Will I Be? (choices, character)
I've also included:
* Suggestions for implementing a Poem of the Week in your classroom.
* General Directions for Using the Poems
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