When I take a look at the stats for this blog lately, I see that my posts about growth mindset are getting more views than usual. My hope is that this means that many teachers are getting ready to teach their students about having a growth mindset. It’s important to read Carol Dweck’s recent statements, however, about how the message she intended to deliver regarding her studies on this subject can sometimes be diluted or even completely misrepresented. Students may learn the language of growth mindset without really understanding the practice, especially if we don’t model it ourselves.
That being said, I came across a fun blog called, “Growth Mindset Memes,” by Laura Gibbs (@OnlineCrsLady). She has taken some popular meme images and added her own captions, often paraphrasing or using famous growth mindset quotes. One of my favorites is this one:
Students love memes, so they will definitely be interested if you hang a few of these around the classroom. You might also want to allow older students to make some of their own – perhaps after watching the Class Dojo mindset videos to summarize their learning.
If you need more ideas for teaching Growth Mindset, here is a link to my Pinterest board.