Books By Lisa King

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Integrating Growth Mindset in Schools

Mindset Matters

Want to infuse the Growth Mindset theory into your counseling program to help students increase self-esteem and achievement? Counselors can use these research-based lessons in classroom curriculum and/or small group counseling by teaching:cover mindset matters

  • Mindfulnessbonus
  • Identify Brain Basics
  • Not Yet is OK (power of YET)
  • Determination/Grit
  • Self-Talk
  • Everyone is Unique
  • Teach Others What You Know

Counselors, teachers, and students will enjoy these easy to implement innovative lessons and teach your students a foundation of brain science, the magic of grit, and the benefits of learning about learning that can help them see the positive outcomes of having a growth mindset.


Making the Linkmaking link

This book provides lessons and activities that you can use to help children make connections between important school-success skills and the world of work.  In addition this book contains original short stories poems role-plays career day suggestions and a reproducible game board. This game provides a fun meaningful review of all the skills addressed in this book.

Topics include: Responsibility, Time Management, Goal Setting, Listening Skills, Learning from Mistakes, Learning Styles, Career Awareness, Test Taking Skills and How to Set up a Career Day. The reproducibles in this book are now available on CD-ROM.

Academic Advisement Programac adv

This innovative easy-to-implement small group curriculum was developed to meet the needs of academically at-risk students. It combines both group and individual sessions to cover competencies including: Stress Management, Goal Setting, Avoiding Procrastination, Organization, Motivation and Testing Skills. Included in this resource are:

  • Reproducible Worksheets (yields a great student workbook)
  • Letters to Parents in Both Spanish and English
  • Articles for Parents by Professionals
  • Lesson Plans for Group Sessions
  • Ideas for Icebreakers

This program is a new way to allow students to become accountable for their school success.

Teaching Career Essentials

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(CD enclosed with book. On the CD is an index with video clips of the 16 DOE Career Clusters so that you can have these at your fingertips to integrated into your career curriculum. Over 50 video clips included on CD!)

This book will provide you with ready-to-use lessons you can use to introduce children to the nuts and bolts of what they will need to succeed in their future careers. It starts by helping children learn about the 16 Career Clusters established by the US Department of Education. 60 easy–to-use activity-based lessons that have been kid-tested and kid-approved. This resource will provide new and original activities/lessons on the essentials needed for career success, including:· Career Exploration (Across the 16 Career Clusters), Work Ethic, Self-Control, Teamwork, Organization. Also included are teacher and student needs-assessments, poster ideas, games, worksheets, literature-links, ideas for Career Day and other engaging lessons that will help you teach life-success skills to your students.

How to Create a College Day

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School counselors often focus on teaching career awareness, but what about the training prior to a career? How about establishing a College Day!? Kids of all ages love to learn about the possibilities ahead of them whether it is vocational school or a four-year university. This resource will walk you through creating a round-robin of speakers, implementing lessons, providing worksheets and many other activities. It includes:
• Templates for Letter/Forms
PowerPoints to Teach Lessons
• Craft Ideas
• Lesson Plans
• Word Puzzles, Crosswords
• Bulletin Board/Door Decorating Ideas
• Step by Step Guide and Timeline for Creating a College Day
• Brief Articles (written about different aspects of post high school options)
Includes CD with PowerPoint Presentations and Reproducibles

3 thoughts on “Books By Lisa King”

  1. Thank you Lisa for thinking about giving away your wonderful books. I work in an alternative K-5 program, I would use the books to get their creative juices flowing about what their future holds, not their past. To help me stay focused on the keys and to have a plan for this young age. I am use to working with seniors and high school students so this year has been a challenge to make the shift in mindset to these bundles of joy!

  2. Hi Lisa,
    Do you know when you newest Mindset Matters book is coming out? I thought it was happening in 2018. Do you when?

    1. Hey Janet,
      The new book “Integrating Growth Mindset in Schools” for K-12 is still on track for Spring 2018. I’ll definitely keep you posted when I get a more exact date. One more round of edits and then off to the printer is what I have been told. Thanks for reaching out. 🙂

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