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Growth Mindset Activities

In the Growth Mindset micro-credentials, you must choose or create projects and/or activities for you and your students to engage in to become more proficient in applying a growth-oriented mindset to improve learning. This collection shares activities used by educators who have completed the Growth Mindset micro-credential.
A Collection By Allison Powell
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Growth Mindset Activities
  • Allison Powell says:
    The Brainology® program is a research-based, blended-learning program for students in grades 4-9 that improves motivation and achievement by teaching a growth mindset. Through interactive animations and classroom activities, students discover how the brain works and how it gets stronger and smarter through effort and learning, boosting their confidence in their potential, desire to learn, and willingness to work hard.
  • Allison Powell says:
    There are thousands of activities and resources about Growth Mindset on the Teachers Pay Teachers website.
  • Allison Powell says:
    An elementary school teacher in Florida has shared her pinterest board on Growth Mindset.
  • Allison Powell says:
    The Florida Department of Education has compiled several resources and activities around the topic of Growth Mindset that are helpful in understanding the concept of Growth Mindset and will help both educators and students move to a Growth Mindset.
  • Allison Powell says:
    I showed my students this TED Talk: on the power of the word "yet," and then I had them write down their thoughts. Then we had a discussion.
  • Allison Powell says:
    I referenced a Star wars video clip in my earlier post - I used it at the beginning of the year to introduce Growth vs Fixed Mindset. It features Yoda and Luke and how Luke has a fixed mindset while yoda has a growth mindset - its pretty cool.
  • Allison Powell says:
    I absolutely LOVE the Kid President. This is a video I used to introduce Growth Mindset to Elementary students. (He has some other amazing videos to motivate students!)
  • Allison Powell says:
    Growth Mindset Lesson Plan (Khan Academy and Perts) helped me understand the concept of Growth Mindset through videos and activities. I am a visual learner and the visuals helped me with my understanding. The students enjoyed the visuals as well and grasped the concept with Ormie the Pig.
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    Allison Powell says:
    I have used these as well (and I don't think you need an account). I wish they would make more! I liked the empathy ones but the growth mindset and perseverance ones were the best! The discussion questions are great too!
  • Allison Powell says:
    I have done several activities with my students. I teach the behaviorally disabled and teaching Growth Mindset lends itself very well to behavioral lessons and strategies. Today, we discussed perseverance. We went over the definition, discussed synonyms, did a couple activities (I will attach the freebie I got from Teachers Pay Teachers), and watched a GoNoodle video, Don't Give Up by Bruno Mars, (which is also available on Youtube). The children really enjoyed it.
  • Allison Powell says:
    We played a video about failures of famous figures and discussed why the Growth mindset helped these individual overcome challenges and what helped them to be successful.
  • Allison Powell says:
    I used the activity called "The Power of Yet" and was adapted from The Brown Bag Teacher. I love any activity that includes literature books-especially in math. This activity starts with reading the book Giraffes Can't Dance. I followed with a discussion of things they wanted to learn this year. I pulled out our poster from the first week of school where we brainstormed all the things they wanted to learn, thought they were going to learn, and were nervous about learning.