Growth Mindset Lessons and Activities

Growth mindset lessons and activity ideas to help motivate your students to believe in themselves and achieve the goals they have set. Make sure to download the free growth mindset resources in the post!

Hello Friend!
I guess it’s no news that as teachers we have so many things to do…The list is never-ending and we are tired! But we continue to push through and put forth our best effort because we care about the success of our students.  We want to ensure they all reach their potential in our classroom and beyond. 
So while our time and energy are pulled in all different directions, one place I believe we should be putting effort is into helping students develop growth mindsets.  When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Even at such a young age, we need to teach our students that their intelligence can be grown or developed with persistence, effort, and a focus on learning.
You may also believe teaching your students the many facets of Mindset is important but feel overwhelmed by all the research, planning, and gathering of lesson ideas and activities it requires.  With all else on your plate, it may not be a top-priority.  I understand this and that’s why I am here to help you!

I’m excited to help you motivate your students to believe in themselves and increase achievement with growth mindset lessons and activities


Carol Dweck’s mindset work validates everything I have always believed but didn’t know how to articulate to my students. Once I started studying her work, I became so passionate and started tapping into the power and building a growth mindset culture in my classroom. Soon I helped my students understand that everyone can learn, that intelligence can be developed with appropriate instruction, time, persistence, and motivation. Instantly, I saw student’s performance and achievement increase. This sparked my desire to know even more.

Last year I created many growth mindset resources and I felt like I barely scratched the surface of what I could teach them about their intelligence. It became such a strong part of our classroom culture.  It wasn’t rare for me to overhear a student cheering another on with the power of YET or another student tell me she could feel her brain growing!  Yet, I still had a deep desire to know more about mindsets, how the brain learns, goal setting, and the power of feedback, so naturally, I grabbed some highlighters and dove into more books! #booknerd


Over the past few weeks, I have spent countless hours reading, watching videos, and writing lessons designed for elementary classrooms. For each lesson, I have included objectives, materials needed, step by step teaching plans, and activities. Then. for each lesson I have differentiated the levels of activities so you may choose what will best work with the level of your students.



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Research shows it is crucial to involve and educate families about the growth mindset culture you will establish with your students. They need to hear consistent messages at home.  To help you with that, I have included an editable letter to send home with your students.

This work is so important to build a culture of success and student achievement in our schools. I feel so lucky that my school has embraced the Mindset culture and there are visuals throughout our building to reinforce their thinking.

Are you eager to give it a try? To help get you started, I am happy to share a FREE Growth Mindset lesson plan and a sample of Growth Mindset Activities with you! Click here to download them!


Recently, I made this bulletin board after seeing a similar idea on Pinterest.

If you’d like these printables to make your own bulletin board you can grab them {FREE growth mindset bulletin board HERE}.  

I promise you, if you start teaching your students about the malleability of the brain and emphasize the process of learning over perfection you will see your students grow a love of learning.  

You can download the GROWTH MINDSET LESSONS below if you are ready to change your student’s thinking and empower them to achieve!

If you’ve been toying with introducing the topic of growth mindset to your students or looking for more ways to incorporate it, I hope my resources will motivate you to give it a go.  So while I know your days are filled with to-dos, I can promise you this topic is one of such great value.  If you can help your students establish a growth mindset you will have given them a gift that will serve them for years to come!

I’d love to hear from you!  If you have already started incorporating growth mindset into your classroom community, what improvements have you seen with your students? Have parents been receptive to the culture?  I’m eager to hear your thoughts and observations!


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