Growth Mindset Lesson Resources

A collection of images, videos, and links to spark learning.

Change Your Words; Change Your Mindset

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What Can I Say to Myself?

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Inspirational Video Blasts

Click the link below to view 16 of the most motivational videos available on YouTube. Use them as blasts of motivation for you and your students.
Grit: The Key to Your Success at FLVS
3 tips to boost your confidence - TED-Ed

TED-Ed Lesson Plan

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

A Pep Talk from Kid President to You
Big Ideas for the classroom: Growth Mindset - Episode 1/5

Motivational Growth Mindset Video: Play only until 4:18 - Inappropriate language follows!

Mindset the new Psychology of success - Great Video to Motivate YOU

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You Can Learn Anything

Click the link to access the Padlet. Your response should be at least five sentences. Be sure to include a picture that enhances your response.

Growth Mindset Blogging Activities

Growth Mindset Blog Post #1

  1. Define Growth Mindset.
  2. Give examples of famous people who had this trait.
  3. How can you/do you use a growth mindset to achieve success in your life.

Growth Mindset Blog Post #2: WTM Quest Reflection

1. What did you do well on this assessment?

2. What do you need to work on for the next assessment?

3. What steps will you take to achieve your goal? Give specific details.

Growth Mindset Blog Post #3: Q1 Reflection/Q2 Goal-Setting

1. What are some things you did well in ELA this quarter?

2. What are some things you need to work on in ELA for the next quarter?

3. How do you plan to achieve your goals for improvement? Give specific details.

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Growth Mindset Mini-Project: New Year's Resolutions 2016

Write an essay, create a google slides presentation, make a poster or a video that shows your New Year's Resolutions for 2016. Be creative and create something that you can be proud of. The sky's the limit!
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Mini-Project Examples: 6th Grade Students

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Why You Need to Fail

Musician and author Derek Sivers explains the importance of failure--for effective learning, growth mindset, and quality through experimentation.


Activity: Take a few minutes and think about a time when you made a really bad mistake. Write down what happened: what was the mistake, why did you make it, how did you feel, what could you have done differently? Reflect a bit more and write down what you learned from making the mistake--maybe about what you were trying to accomplish or about yourself. Divide into small groups and share your experience with others.


Assignment: Be an investigative reporter and ask as many different people as you can to tell you about a bad mistake they made and what they learned from it. Write down their answers. Be sure to get their first name, age, and what they do. Type up all the answers you collect and share them with colleagues or classmates.

Why You Need to Fail - by Derek Sivers
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Famous Failures
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Our Schools Should Teach Kids to Fail | Keith Peters | TEDxWestBrowardHigh

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What Kids Can Do: Excellent Website With Tons of Resources

Go Google in Your Classroom with a Growth Mindset Lesson

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Additional Resources