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Why do bad things always happen to me? is an original narrative poem written in a story style about a child struggling with mistakes and how he or she builds a growth mindset with a great mantra!
Along with this original poem is a set of lessons/activities for understanding and gaining a growth mindset.
Excerpt of the poem:
Why do bad things always happen to me?
A lesson in Growth Mindset
By Michelle Patch
On Sunday, Cameron dropped his ball. It bounced on the floor and out the front door.
On Monday, Cameron tripped over a towel. He toppled right down and let out a big howl.
On Tuesday, Cameron knocked over his tea. He looked all around hoping no one would see.
On Wednesday, Cameron made a blunder. He crumpled his paper and started to wonder.
“Why do bad things always happen to me? No one else makes mistakes- I’m the worst don’t you see?!”
His teacher replied, “Bad things happen it’s true. But we all make mistakes and we learn from them too! When we make mistakes, our brains grow and get strong. Mistakes make us smarter- it’s ok to be wrong!”
-The original poem of Why do bad things always happen to me!- with pictures and without and in Girl version and Boy version
-Alignment with the American School Counselor Standards (ASCA)
Through Character Education lets make this world a kinder place!
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Keywords- poem, character education, character trait, school counseling, growth mindset, fixed mindset, guidance, life skills