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 are just starting and would love a structure to run off with)
RESEARCH-BASED!! (BASED ON CAROL DWECK’S GROWTH MINDSET THEORY)
FUN FOR THE STUDENTS + MAKES AN IMPACT
PowerPoints for you to use in lessons are included
If you aren’t familiar with Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset Theory, I recommend taking 10 minutes to watch this TED talk. Then, think about how you might be able to transfer this idea to your counseling curriculum. That was the idea behind the Mindset Matters curriculum which you can follow with the full curriculum available from National Center for Youth Issues or you can take the idea straight the classroom with your own style. I’ll describe my basic ideas here and I will add on more supplementary activities as time goes on (so subscribe to this blog, if you want them sent to you directly). The book includes links to PPTs to guide your lessons
This curriculum that can be used for classroom or small group. Using the word MINDSET frame your lessons:
Identify Brain Basics
Not Yet is OK
Since these concepts align with social/emotional, academic and career domains, you will walk away with a clear way to structure your year of lessons/groups and have student outcomes to show the success in teaching about growth mindset. Click to see these links for video clips or these resources to better understand this theory and how to infuse this in your lessons.
The bottom line is that kids who understand their brain have better social and academic outcomes. So let’s teach them about training their brain!
Have questions? Contact me!