As many of you know, teaching growth mindset is my jam. While I use the framework of Mindset Matters, I tweak lessons a bit each year. This year these are the 3 lessons I taught in 4th grade this year. Don’t forget to click on the links for the resources including PowerPoints and worksheets.
Growth Mindset Lesson 1: Perseverance
I give this framework using the acronym shown here. We review grit and perseverance using this PPT.
I show this video. It is always a hit and yes it sticks in your brain.
I walk them through this activity from Whole Hearted School Counseling
Growth Mindset Lesson 2: The Power of Yet
I review the Mindset Matters Framework
I give these worksheets on brainteasers that they might not get YET.
Growth Mindset Lesson 3: Classroom Stations/Centers
I did mobile centers or stations in the classroom and the easy prep and high engagement made me want to do something like this again soon. I showed this PPT to give them an overview. I traveled with my growth mindset centers on this handy dandy cart.
Center 2: Reading Center: Students will read this book (and of course there are lots of non-fiction brain books for kids you could use.)
Center 3: Classroom Doddles has some great coloring sheets that say words and are like adult coloring books… so relaxing… kids love them and they’re pretty!