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Ok, so let me just tell ya’… I was a nervous wreck about switching from Blogger to WordPress. Like way nervous. I originally thought, “no way, I can’t do that.”, but this school year I’m working on having growth mindset. I’m determined to figure this WordPress thing out!
Speaking of growth mindset, I wanted to show y’all some new activities to help students understand Growth Mindset.
Discussion cards are a great way to get students thinking about their thinking and their mindsets. Discussion cards generate so many great conversations for students.
You could use the discussion cards as a “turn and talk” with your neighbor activity or as a whole group discussion to generate information for a class created anchor chart.
A KWL chart is a great way to introduce growth mindset to your class.
Read alouds are also a great way to introduce growth mindset to your students. Here are some great ones!
All of those read alouds can all be found on Amazon.
Sorting mindset cards are a great way for students to practice differentiating between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
After completing the sort as a class, students can practice differentiating independently by coloring the words that show a growth mindset.
Or students could work in partners to complete this spinner game where they identify growth mindset and fixed mindset.
I think it is so important for students to have a visual. This barbell craftivity gives students that visual that they need. It helps them see that having a growth mindset is like working your brain out….making it grow and making it stronger.
And of course, making connections is also very important for students. Here is a look at some writing activities that students can complete.
Afterwards, students can write a way that they can show a growth mindset on an anchor chart.
You can leave this anchor chart up all year long for your students as a reminder to always use their growth mindset!
You can find all the growth mindset activities here or pin the picture below to save the ideas for later.