Growth Mindset Year-Long Thematic Unit

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Growth Mindset Year-Long Thematic Unit

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Growth Mindset is a simple, yet powerful idea that can unlock the potential of all students. 

The following monthly lessons will help you create a classroom community that fosters a growth mindset. We’ve spread the activities out over the year, but feel free to use them at whatever pace works best for your classroom!

Table of Contents

August: We Respect Ourselves, Our Classroom, and Each Other

Monthly Overview......................................................................6

Respect Poster.............................................................................7

Respect Song...............................................................................8

“Respect Land” Activity..............................................................9

“We Are All Different” Activity.................................................13

September: We Take Care of Each Other’s Feelings

Monthly Overview.....................................................................14

Care Poster.................................................................................15

Care Song..................................................................................16

“How Do I Feel” Activity..........................................................17

“Name That Feeling” Activity...................................................86

“S/he Feels, S/He Needs” Activity............................................90

“We Take Care of Feelings” Activity.........................................91

October: I Do My Personal Best

Monthly Overview.....................................................................95

Personal Best Poster..................................................................96

Personal Best Song....................................................................97

“I Am” Activity..........................................................................98

“We Work At Our Own Pace” Activity......................................99

“No Put Downs” Activity.........................................................101

“I Can Always Get Better” Activity.........................................102

November: We Can Grow Our Brains

Monthly Overview...................................................................103

Brain Poster..............................................................................104

Brain Song...............................................................................105

“The Brain Makes Connections” Activity...............................106

“I Can Make My Brain Work Hard” Activity.........................107

“My Brain Needs To Work”....................................................108

“My Brain Doesn’t Know How...Yet” Activity.......................110

December: We Love Mistakes

Monthly Overview...................................................................112

Mistakes Poster........................................................................113

Mistakes Song..........................................................................114

“Red Light, Green Light” Activity...........................................115

“Memory” Activity...................................................................116

“My Favorite Mistake” Activity...............................................118

“To The Next Level” Activity..................................................120

January: We Can Persevere

Monthly Overview...................................................................121

Perseverance Poster.................................................................122

Perseverance Song...................................................................123

“Don’t Tell Me” Activity.........................................................124

“My Persistence Pal” Activity.................................................125

“My Goals” Activity...............................................................127

“Toss The Ball” Activity..........................................................129

February: We Can Use Positive Self Talk

Monthly Overview.............................................................130

Positive Talk Poster............................................................131

Positive Talk Song..............................................................132

“I Am Kind To Myself” Activity........................................133

“I Talk Nicely To Myself” Activity....................................137

“What Are They Thinking” Activity...................................139

“I Am My Own Cheerleader” Activity...............................140

March: We Can Do Hard Things

Monthly Overview..............................................................141

Hard Things Poster..............................................................142

Hard Things Song................................................................143

“Tangram Puzzles” Activity.................................................144

“Nonsense Words Bam!” Activity........................................146

“Front Car-Back Car” Activity..............................................157

“Beat The Boss Activity........................................................159

April: We Can Solve Problems

Monthly Overview................................................................160

Problems Poster.....................................................................161

Problems Song......................................................................162

“Use Your Words” Activity...................................................163

“Brainstorm” Activity...........................................................164

“Think About It” Activity.....................................................165

“Take A Deep Breath” Activity.............................................166

May: We Are Always Growing

Monthly Overview.................................................................168

Growing Poster......................................................................169

Growing Song........................................................................170

Portfolio Pages.......................................................................171

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Table of Contents

August: We Respect Ourselves, Our Classroom, and Each Other
Monthly Overview......................................................................6
Respect Poster.............................................................................7
Respect Song...............................................................................8
“Respect Land” Activity..............................................................9
“We Are All Different” Activity.................................................13

September: We Take Care of Each Other’s Feelings
Monthly Overview.....................................................................14
Care Poster.................................................................................15
Care Song..................................................................................16
“How Do I Feel” Activity..........................................................17
“Name That Feeling” Activity...................................................86
“S/he Feels, S/He Needs” Activity............................................90
“We Take Care of Feelings” Activity.........................................91

October: I Do My Personal Best
Monthly Overview.....................................................................95
Personal Best Poster..................................................................96
Personal Best Song....................................................................97
“I Am” Activity..........................................................................98
“We Work At Our Own Pace” Activity......................................99
“No Put Downs” Activity.........................................................101
“I Can Always Get Better” Activity.........................................102

November: We Can Grow Our Brains
Monthly Overview...................................................................103
Brain Poster..............................................................................104
Brain Song...............................................................................105
“The Brain Makes Connections” Activity...............................106
“I Can Make My Brain Work Hard” Activity.........................107
“My Brain Needs To Work”....................................................108
“My Brain Doesn’t Know How...Yet” Activity.......................110

December: We Love Mistakes
Monthly Overview...................................................................112
Mistakes Poster........................................................................113
Mistakes Song..........................................................................114
“Red Light, Green Light” Activity...........................................115
“Memory” Activity...................................................................116
“My Favorite Mistake” Activity...............................................118
“To The Next Level” Activity..................................................120

January: We Can Persevere
Monthly Overview...................................................................121
Perseverance Poster.................................................................122
Perseverance Song...................................................................123
“Don’t Tell Me” Activity.........................................................124
“My Persistence Pal” Activity.................................................125
“My Goals” Activity...............................................................127
“Toss The Ball” Activity..........................................................129

February: We Can Use Positive Self Talk
Monthly Overview.............................................................130
Positive Talk Poster............................................................131
Positive Talk Song..............................................................132
“I Am Kind To Myself” Activity........................................133
“I Talk Nicely To Myself” Activity....................................137
“What Are They Thinking” Activity...................................139
“I Am My Own Cheerleader” Activity...............................140

March: We Can Do Hard Things
Monthly Overview..............................................................141
Hard Things Poster..............................................................142
Hard Things Song................................................................143
“Tangram Puzzles” Activity.................................................144
“Nonsense Words Bam!” Activity........................................146
“Front Car-Back Car” Activity..............................................157
“Beat The Boss Activity........................................................159

April: We Can Solve Problems
Monthly Overview................................................................160
Problems Poster.....................................................................161
Problems Song......................................................................162
“Use Your Words” Activity...................................................163
“Brainstorm” Activity...........................................................164
“Think About It” Activity.....................................................165
“Take A Deep Breath” Activity.............................................166

May: We Are Always Growing
Monthly Overview.................................................................168
Growing Poster......................................................................169
Growing Song........................................................................170
Portfolio Pages.......................................................................171