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Empower your students in their own learning. This toolkit includes all the necessary resources for helping students change their paradigm of thinking when it comes to realizing their potential and exercising the tools and strategies for overcoming obstacles and reaching their goals. This particular growth mindset resource includes activities to go with the read aloud, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, along with other tools for teaching students what growth mindset is and how it helps them. #DotDay
The ‘Book Companion’ activities include:
✔ Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset Sort (a concept sort)
✔ Vashti Overcomes: a character analysis of how Vashti changes her mindset
✔ Cause & Effect Activity: analyzing how Vashti’s traits, feelings, and motives influence events in the story
✔ The Central Message Questioning: analyzing Vashti’s experience and how it sends a message to the reader
✔ Discussion Questions: getting students to infer, determine importance, understand cause & effect and compare & contrast, and make predictions
✔ Art Activity: student create their own dot masterpieces
✔ Dot Dude Puzzle Challenge: an activity to test students’ growth mindset by challenging them with a task that will take perseverance
This resource also includes:
✔ Growth Mindset Posters and Bookmarks (acrostic style) that provide good habits / strategies for exercising a growth mindset
✔ Double-sided Flipbook: Each part of the flipbook offers activities on...
• how the brain grows
• what growth mindset is (analyzing inspirational quotes activity)
• the difference between growth and fixed mindset (a sorting activity)
• how to train the brain for growth mindset (application activities for changing thoughts from fixed to growth mindset)
• reflections to help identify challenges, realize potential, as well as determine strategies for overcoming challenges this year
• an activity for identifying achievements (a celebratory element for accomplishments)
✔ A Pennant activity that culminates into a Growth Mindset classroom display to inspire the class
(includes a Growth Mindset word bank to assist)
See what other teachers are saying about this resource:
Marcia G. wrote- "Absolutely loved this unit. It fits in so well with the beginning of the school year and our work with mindset."
Emily S. wrote- "Excellent activities, and I love the colorful growth mindset posters that feature the dot!"
Amy M. wrote- "This was a great reinforcement to what I've been teaching this fall regarding growth mindset. I LOVED the elementary way of teaching children about how the brain processes new information!"
Karen W. wrote- "My students and I absolutely loved this! I am making the Mindset posters this week to create a bulletin board."
For other growth mindset resources please see:
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