I have to be honest here. The reason I create this growth mindset is stuff is about 75% for me and 25% for you, my readers and your young people. I love reminders that what I’m capable of will grow and change as I learn, and grown, and take more risks. This stuff is good for the soul.
Do you know what a growth mindset is…
Let’s backtrack a minute. If you’re a regular Kitchen Table Classroom reader you know, because I chat about it often. I make lots of growth mindset resources and even a course that connects the visual art to a growth mindset so you can infuse this idea throughout your day and your teaching!
If you’re new to a growth mindset let me introduce you to this hopeful, joyful idea. A growth mindset states that your intelligence and your skill set can be developed. Practice, education, and experience can help you grow as person.
Mind blowing, right?
How is a growth mindset new…
Maybe you’ve always thought in this way, and you just never had an appropriate name to give the concept. That’s the case for me. I love learning new things. Nothing is more energizing to me than taking on a new project which will require loads of research and trial and error. Frustrating, yes, but my brain loves it.
I have always thought that most people are capable of way more than they think they are. That’s the reason I became a teacher. I love inspiring people to try difficult, amazing things.
The piece of the growth mindset concept puzzle that I consistently missed for the first 40 years of my life was the failure part. Failure is normal. Yep, in order to change yourself or accomplish anything big you have to be willing to fail, repeatedly.
A growth mindset instills in kids (and middle aged mamas) that failure is a normal part of the learning experience. A failure isn’t the end. Failure should be a place to start learning big things!
What do these printable bookmarks have to do with developing a growth mindset….
These free printable book marks print on a standard piece of 8.5 x 11 card stock or copy paper. Print them out and let your kiddos add color in whatever way they see fit. We’ve been using this big box of forty colors of Crayola markers. (More colors make everything more fun!)
These bookmarks are simple. I’m not naive enough to think these printables are life changing. Go read the research behind this concept. This book by Carol S. Dweck started it all. It’s on the scientific side but so worth the read. It will change the way you parent, the way you teach, and the way you speak to yourself.
Do your research, and then, I urge you to use simple printables like this one. Infuse these simple statements into the lives of your kiddos everyday. Plant the seed that they are capable of big things. Acknowledge that their will be bumps and knockouts along the way and that you know they have the ability to persevere.
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More growth mindset resources….
These watercolor growth mindset posters are probably my most visited post ever! Twelve pretty watercolor quotes are yours to print and use to inspire yourself or your students!
This set of free printable growth mindset sketchbook prompts and coloring pages is a fun and easy way to keep that growth mindset flowing!
This free printable growth mindset book is made up of easy to print black and white half sized pages.
These free growth mindset affirmations could be used as lunch box notes, stickers, or tucked inside a book! These are colorful and ready to be used!
And, of course, my favorite way to explore any subject is with children’s illustrated books. Some of these children’s book about growth mindset are some of my new favorites!