Growth mindset is a buzzword in parenting and education circles these days, and with good reason. Use this huge collection of free growth mindset resources to see what all of the buzz is about and how it can benefit your kids- and you!
What is this growth mindset thing…
A growth mindset states that just because you can’t do something or don’t know something today doesn’t mean you never will. Your brain is capable of learning about anything with enough practice and work.
That’s exciting right? Work hard and be who you want to be! That is totally a message I want my kids to soak in, and me too while we’re at it!
Why does it matter to me….
Doesn’t everyone already know this? Ummm, no.
It can feel as if who we are is static. We’re either a smart kid, or not. We’re a successful entrepreneur or we’re not. We are a confident person, or not. This is just not true. Our brains were meant to grow, change, and even, gulp, fail.
Perhaps my favorite aspect of the growth mindset is that it accommodates for failure in re-frames it as part of the learning process. Failing isn’t really failing, it’s learning. Viewing failure as a normal part of the learning process makes it a little less scary, a little less intimidating.
Try stuff, new stuff. Work hard at it, learn about it, and adjust when things go wrong. Genius, right?
This set of eight free printable pages is perfect for getting kids started on thinking of a growth mindset on their own. A little writing, a little doodling, and a little relaxing coloring make these printables an easy intro to a big idea!
This free printable growth mindset book helps your kiddo focus on where they’re at and where they want to go.
What are your gifts? (And yes, everyone has gifts!)
What have you learned from your mistakes?
What is a step I can take towards a goal?
These colorful growth mindset resources take a light hearted approach to a big idea. A full page printable poster is sure to brighten and encourage. Three pages of full color small-ish designs are perfect to print on sticker paper, tattoo paper, or just cut out and throw in a lunch box! What an easy way to brighten a day!
These growth mindset quotes aren’t just pretty- they’ve got a message behind them. Use them in your home or classroom to encourage your kiddos and yourself that anything is possible! There are twelve full color, high resolution printable quotes- all free!
If you’ve read any of my posts here at the Kitchen Table classroom you know I’m a reader. My kids are readers. Teaching through books is a natural for me and mine. There are some amazing growth mindset resources out there in the way of children’s literature that will really speak to your kiddo at their level.
And if you’re interested in learning more about the growth mindset at an academic level check out Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by It’s high level thinking but applies to real life, everyday parenting and teaching.
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