Teach your students that mindset matters! A student’s attitude towards learning plays a key role in coping with everyday challenges. First of all, children who have a growth mindset set goals and work towards them. And secondly, they succeed academically when they have the skills necessary to tackle hard problems. Our role as educators is to teach them those skills as well as coping mechanisms in case they don’t hit the mark.
Do you have students who think it’s better to look smart instead of enjoying the rigors of learning? I’ve had many in my classroom over the years teaching art. They’ve developed a fixed mindset. They’re more concerned with being judged and fear they may not live up to expectations set by parents and peers. In my classroom, some of them don’t want to answer questions out loud for fear their answer is wrong.
However, kids who are taught to explore, embrace new experiences, and enjoy challenges are not afraid of failure. They see it as a means to being on the path to the right answer. I often hear from these students, “I’m close! I’m going to get it right!” To them, mistakes aren’t setbacks. They’re opportunities to grow.
I feel strongly that teaching growth mindset will transform your students from waiting for change to being a change maker. By taking charge of their own learning journey, kids put themselves on the path to learning and self-discovery. I used these mindset matters quotes in my classroom and encouraged students to reference it when needed.
In addition, I encourage you as their teacher to model what it means to have a growth mindset. Be open to sharing your hurdles as well as successes with them. I think our students need to see that we aren’t always perfect.
Mindset Matters Bulletin Board Set
I’ve developed this bulletin board pack with all teachers in mind. Each fixed or growth mindset phrase is overlapped onto a speech bubble. Every phrase is generic enough to work in nearly every subject and classroom environment. Two talk bubble header signs are included so as to label “fixed mindset” and “growth mindset.” Two lightbulbs are included so you can demonstrate how negative self-talk closes off the mind from learning and growing. Also, there are bordettes of two thicknesses and a matching “Mindset Matters” title (with and without cutlines) to help finish off your bulletin board display.
You Will Receive
- 14 Growth Mindset Phrases
- 14 Fixed Mindset Phrases
- 2 Mindset Matters Title Letters, with and without cutlines (prints at 8.5”x11”)
- 16 Bordettes (8 Narrow; 8 Thick)
- 2 Lightbulbs (Positive & Negative Self-Talk)
- Growth Mindset Sign
- Fixed Mindset Sign
- Full Brain (prints at 8.5”x11”)
- Growth Mindset Hemisphere (prints at 8.5”x11”)
- Fixed Mindset Hemisphere (prints at 8.5”x11”)
- 4 Large Format Brain Posters for printing at Staples (12”x18,” 18”x24,” 20”x30,” and 24”x36”)
- 4 Large Format Brain Posters for printing on Zazzle (16”x12,” 20”x16,” 20”x20,” and 28”x20”)
This product is great. There are multiple ways to get it printed and to set it up. The content is a phenomenal way to teach students to expand there mind and not give up. The visual can be referred to throughout the year as a reminder. Kimberly H.I LOVE this bulletin board pack. It is the focal point of the wall behind my small-groups desk and we refer back to it often in intervention groups. Also, several volunteers and guest speakers have taken photos of this bulletin board when they visit my classroom. This is exactly what I was looking for! – Monika B.I love this bulletin board! I’ve gotten tons of compliments on it and have been able to put it to good use in the classroom. THANK YOU! – Keandrah H.