Monday, June 22

Growth Mindset Resource Round Up

Like many teachers, I've been a bit obsessed particularly the last few years with Growth Mindset, as I've noticed self-regulation and interpersonal skills have diminished in my students. This means I've spent a lot more time learning about and working on it in my classroom - and with great results. Over the years, I've had family after family comment on how much their first grader's confidence, persistence, risk-taking and self-concept grew over the course of the year. This is the work that keeps me going each and every day.

I'm not talking surface level growth mindset...when I believe in something as deeply as I do growth mindset, I go all in. I continually look for opportunities to share my own struggles and challenges with my students (of which there are many, hahaha) and also to reinforce with students how their effort and persistence have paid off. I also feel it's important to deeply convey to all students that you believe in their ability to make their own choices, tackle challenges and learn from their experiences.

Nearly 15 years ago my then-school's then-reading specialist (who was amazing beyond comprehension) taught our staff about Growth Mindset from her reading of Mindset, rooted in the amazing work of Carol Dweck. I bought into it (heck, I bought into anything this amazing woman taught us!) and purchased the book. Growth Mindset has considerably influenced a lot of my teaching over the years.
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This post is a round up of a variety of Growth Mindset resources and does include Amazon affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission at no cost to you.
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Here are some resources I've purchased and learned from:
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This one is newly released - I haven't gotten my copy yet!

And, oh my gosh, are these Growth Mindset shirts adorable or what???
   

Another powerful mindset-based resource that is not classroom based, but totally life transformative.


You might be familiar with some of the Growth Mindset Read Alouds that I mentioned over on this growth mindset post, but since so many awesome books have been written since then, I wanted to share a few more that my students and I have loved! Click any of the book covers to check them out!
   

  

I've also set up a Mindset board on Pinterest. Click the screen snip below to head over to check it out and give it a follow!
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Want to read another Growth Mindset post and snap up an Interactive Book Freebie? Check it out!


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