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Growth Mindset


"Success is not determined by innate talents and intellect.  Rather, success depends upon mindset - the degree to which we have the capacity to cultivate our intelligence and grow our abilities."  ~ Carol Dweck 



Mindsets and Equitable Education  by Carol Dweck

Saying Goodbye to Good Job  by Margaret Berry Wilson

Even Geniuses Work Hard  by Carol Dweck 



The Power of Belief

Fostering a Growth Mindset - Greater Good

A Study on Praise and Mindsets - quick overview

John Legend talks about Growth Mindset 

My Favorite No - The Teaching Channel




Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Mindsets for the Classroom by Mary Kay Ricci

A Mindset for Learning by Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz


Picture Books to Teach a Growth Mindset:

  • What Does It Mean To Be Present? by Rana DiOrio/Eliza Wheeler

  • Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak/Susan Ackerley

  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

  • Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bike by Chris Raschka

  • The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

  • Stuck! by Oliver Jeffers 

  • Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty/David Roberts

  • Beautiful Oops! by Barney Salzburg 

  • It's Ok To Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

  • Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki/Qin Leng

  • After The Fall by Dan Santat

  • Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

  • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

  • The Thing Lou Couldn't Do by Ashley Spires

  • What Would You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada/Mae Besom

  • Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae/Guy Parker-Rees

  • Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones/John O'Brien

  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman/Caroline BInch

  • Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull/David Diaz

  • The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes by Julia Finley Mosca/Daniel Rieley

  • The Girl Who Thought in Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca/Daniel Rieley

  • Marvelous Mattie by Emily Arnold McCully

  • On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne/Vladimir Radunsky

  • Emily's Art by Peter Catalanotto

  • Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds

  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

  • Flight School by Lita Judge

  • Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle/Rafael Lopez

  • Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan with Roslyn Jordan/Kadir Nelson


Songs and Videos to Teach a Growth Mindset:

Sesame Street with Colbie Caillet "Belly Breathe"

Sesame Street with Bruno Mars "Don't Give up"

The Dot Song by Emily Arrow and Peter Reynolds 

Sesame Street and Janelle Monae "The Power of Yet"

Beautiful Oops Video


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