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Growth Mindset Memes

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:

from Growth Mindset Memes blog
from Growth Mindset Memes blog

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.

8 thoughts on “Growth Mindset Memes”

  1. Thank you for sharing these-too cute! I used the Dojo videos with my students last year and they really loved them-they would even say things to each other like “remember your brain is a muscle-it gets bigger if we try hard things”, etc.

    1. I think the Dojo videos are the perfect length and wording for our elementary kids. They really seemed to look forward to them each week, and apply what they learned.

  2. Oh, I am so glad you like the growth cats! They have been a big hit with my students, and it inspires them to make their own memes, often with their own cats and dogs in the pictures. I’ll be making lots more cats for the coming year. 🙂

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