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This Growth Mindset SEL curriculum includes 5 detailed, research-based lessons filled with hands-on and mindful activities that teach older kids about having a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset, the parts of the brain and that it can be changed, about mistakes and challenges, having grit, the power of yet, and SMART goal setting.
The lessons and activities work great for morning classroom meetings or daily lessons, school counselors and classroom teachers, and kids in grades 3-5.
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What does this Growth Mindset unit cover?
Through a variety of thought-provoking lessons, discussions, community building ideas, and tons of engaging activities…
Lesson 1: Fixed Versus Growth Mindset
★Kids will learn what a fixed and growth mindset is and identify ways to change their mindset (statements, behaviors, etc.). Kids will be encouraged to show a growth mindset in discussions and activities.
Lesson 2: The Brain
★Kids will learn to identify the different parts of the brain, what they are called and what each part does. Kids will understand that the brain changes and grows as they learn new things and work through challenges.
Lesson 3: Mistakes & Challenges
★Kids will learn to identify and describe how mistakes, failures, and challenges are positive and help them learn new things.
Lesson 4: Grit & The Power of Yet
★Kids will learn to understand what grit and related words mean. They will understand and connect to the concept of the power of YET. They will learn strategies that can help them show grit when things are difficult.
Lesson 5: SMART Goal Setting
★Kids will learn to describe what a SMART goal is and why goal setting is important. They will learn to set goals, create a strategy, stick to a plan, and reflect.
Activities included in the Growth Mindset unit:
Look at the PREVIEW for a look at this SEL unit up close and the variety of lessons and activities included!
*Discussion Starters cards
*Lesson Challenge Task Cards
*Anchor Chart pieces & examples
*Bulletin Board Ideas & Materials
*Literature connections & writing activities
*Tons of Linked Videos to support lessons
*Scenario Task Cards
*Brain Hat & 3D Craftivity
*Growth Mindset quote posters & bookmarks
*Goal planning & reflection templates
Notes for Teachers:
Teachers are provided with lesson materials, instructions, and a layout that is simple and easy to implement. mind+heart is a flexible SEL curriculum that can be taught when educators have time, while the recommendation is to teach a lesson once or more a week. The format works well during morning or classroom meetings.
mind+heart is research based and aligns to the CASEL framework of the 5 core competences for SEL. It provides educators with an affordable and accessible option that is comprehensive and appropriate for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade elementary classrooms.
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