Monday, August 14, 2017

Very First Growth Mindset

What could be better than helping kids switch from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset?

Helping them start school with a growth mindset!

Students with a growth mindset are able to understand and celebrate the importance of problem solving, perseverance and learning from their mistakes. 

Introducing and discussing growth mindset can help our youngest students take pride in doing their personal best, accepting new challenges and learning to recognize mistakes as learning opportunities. 
Here's a simple way to help kids develop a growth mindset: Discuss, display and then revisit these Very First Growth Mindset posters.   

Introduce just one poster a day. With the goal of developing the classroom community, ask students if they can think of a time when a classmate acted like a superhero by displaying that trait.  (Have an example in mind just in case students don't come up with ideas.)

When a student exhibits a growth mindset trait, put a sticky note up by the poster with their name and celebrate what you've noticed.  (The best thing is when kids start to naturally notice and celebrate as one another exhibit these traits!)
Click here or on the picture above if you'd like to download this free set of Growth Mindset Posters from my Teachers Pay Teachers shop. 

Kindness, honesty and caring will always be essential traits to notice and celebrate!  

These Kindness Counts posters are a handy way to introduce and discuss these essential qualities.  Click here or on the picture above to download this set.  

Finally, if you'd like a banner to top off a bulletin board, here's a free and simple banner saying, "What's Your Superpower?"  This banner is now included with the Kindness Counts posters at my shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you find these materials useful.  

:) Anne Gardner

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