Video Clips for Self-Talk, Making Mistakes and Looking on the Bright Side

Q: How can you help students deal the stress and frustration?  A: Teach them about positive self-talk and that mistakes lead to brain growth. While brushing up my “Self-Talk, Making Mistakes and Looking on the Bright Side” lesson, I found many video clips that would be great to use as supplements. These would work great Read More …

Middle School Videos to Teach Growth Mindset

For all of you middle school educators our there, here are some growth mindset video clips for you! Other clips and resources for middle schoolers are found below. List of Growth Mindset Resources  Video: Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset (5:03) http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/10/13/the-best-resources-on-helping-our-students-develop-a-growth-mindset/ Video: Your Brain is Plastic   (4:07)     Video: Your Brain is Amazing (1:16)   Determination and Read More …

Introducing Growth Mindset to Your Staff

 “In a nationwide poll of K-12 teachers conducted by the Education Week Research Center, 77 percent said they were familiar or very familiar with growth mindset, but 85 percent said they wanted more professional development in the area.” (article September 20, 2016). If you are an educator who knows anything about Growth Mindset, YOU know it’s good for Read More …

A Lesson in Understanding Feelings: How Heavy is Your Backpack?

Need a great lesson on exploring feelings? Well, thanks to this fabulous video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzp82inXkM0 done by Julie Frost I was inspired to create this lesson. This video can be used in so many ways. Thanks for this great work Julie! Here is the PPT I created that should guide you right through the lesson.   Exploring-feelings PPT (click here) Read More …

Want a Peek? Sample of Mindset Matters

    I’m humbled (and excited about!!) the many social media requests for seeing samples of Mindset Matters… so here is a peak into the curriculum.  (And if you want to order it click here) Click here for the table of contents: table of contents mindset matters *click here* This book has a way of teaching growth mindset Read More …

New Curriculum: Mindset Matters (a growth mindset curriculum for school counselors)

Mindset Matters (King, 2016) school counseling curriculum is now available!  Why am I looking forward to bringing these ideas into the classroom? Because it is a curriculum that is: A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR YOUR YEAR’S WORTH OF LESSONS (some of us like to change it up and have been doing the same things for years. Others Read More …