Developing a Growth Mindset Community is critical in helping students achieve their highest potential. These growth mindset notes will help you promote a positive classroom environment where students are praised for effort and feel comfortable taking academic risks.
The materials I’ve included are research-based ideas on how to motivate and encourage your students to have a growth mindset. And now when you want to praise them, you can use these ready-to-go cards! Share them with the child and make sure they send them home so that parents know how their child is cultivating a growth mindset, as well.
I’ve selected 4 important areas of having a growth mindset and created cards to match them. The areas are:
✏ Effort: Praising students for their effort instead of their achievement.
✏ Brain: Understand how the brain works and how it helps them to be successful.
✏ Challenges & Goals: Accepting that not everything is easy and that challenges are the best way to learn.
✏ Celebrating Approximations: They don’t have to get everything “right” the first time, small steps towards a goal are important.
I want you to be successful in helping your students have a growth mindset. I’ve included:
✓ Research about Growth Mindset (and Fixed Mindset)
✓ Creating A Growth Mindset Learning Environment
✓ Growth Mindset Anchor Charts
✓ Brief Explanations for each Growth Mindset area
✓ Growth Mindset Teaching Tips
There are 40 unique messages about having a growth mindset!
Each message has 4 cards, 2 girls and 2 boys, for a total of 160 cards!
✩ I chose not to give up!
✩ Your ideas matter. Thanks for sharing.
✩ My effort is my path to success!
✩ I believe in myself!
✩ I’m going to try again tomorrow!
✩ I’m not giving up!
✩ I made a mistake today, but I learned…
✩ I started over and now I’m on the right track.
✩ This challenge is helping my brain make connections.
✩ I believe my brain is a muscle that can grow.
✩ I’m willing to take risks to learn new things.
✩ I like to try new things.