Growth Mindset The Power of Yet
Using the Growth Mindset the power of yet, if only our little ones could begin to tap into the possibilities they will change the world. Encouraging our children to have a growth mindset is one of the most important things we can teach them. Aside from teaching the basic book skills empowering them to change the way they think can be life altering.
Sounds kind of dramatic but when a child has a fixed mindset they have already made up their minds about their possibilities, what they can do and how much effort they should put forth. They begin to see others as “better” or more “talented” than they are and they give up.
However if we can teach them that they can use a growth mindset and that their efforts through practice and hard work can improve the possibilities are open wide. Each Monday I will add a new Poster that features a Growth Mindset thought. It is my hope that you will download it and add it somewhere in your classroom and start a discussion with your students on the thought behind it.
I am also adding a book that goes along with the concept for a possible read aloud. The book that I have chosen for this Growth Mindset thought is Making a Splash by Carol E. Reiley.
This is a book about siblings who are learning how to swim. For one of the children it is an easy and natural thing. He doesn’t have to work hard at it at all. For the other child it is very difficult and leaves her feeling discouraged. She begins to develop some negative thoughts towards swimming. Her coach encourages her with the Power of Yet!
Finally she begins to practice harder and take on new challenges with learning how to swim. While her brother remains in a fixed mindset that he doesn’t need to work hard at it. He feels he has got it all together. However he quickly learns when he visits the beach one day that having a fixed mindset didn’t allow him to grow. His sister as a result of her hard work doesn’t have that problem anymore! It is an amazing book that shows how complaining and talking negatively about yourself can destroy your confidence. It does no good to compare yourself to others!
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Check back next Monday to see a new poster and book that you can use in your classroom to encourage your students weekly!
Do you have a special mindset quote you would like to see added? Feel free to comment below or email me directly and I will get it added to the mix! Thank you so much for all you do each and every day in your classrooms! The world is a better place because of you!