Mindset Matters: A Counseling Curriculum to Help Students Understand How to Help Themselves Succeed with a Growth Mindset

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Lisa King

  • Mindset Matters
  • Mindset Matters
    Research-based lessons for infusing the Growth Mindset theory into your counselling program which can help students increase achievement through greater self-esteem.

169 pages
Age Range: 7 to 13
ISBN: 9781937870409

Infusing the Growth Mindset theory into your counselling program can help your students increase achievement through greater self-esteem. Apply these research-based lessons in your classroom curriculum and/or small group counselling by teaching:

  • Mindfulness
  • Identify Brain Basics
  • Not Yet is OK
  • Determination/Grit
  • Self-Talk
  • Everyone is Unique
  • Teach Others What You Know

Counsellors, teachers, and students will enjoy these innovative and easy-to-implement lessons. The lessons in this book will provide your students with a foundation of brain science, the magic of grit, and the benefits of learning, which will help them see the positive outcomes of having a growth mindset.

Includes downloadable PowerPoints and reproducibles!

Five reasons this book is essential:

  1. Flexibilty: This curriculum is applicable to both small groups and classroom curriculum.
  2. Research-based: Growth Mindset was introduced by Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and was based on years of studies on children of all ages.
  3. Kids like it: When kids have fun and find interest in a topic, they want to talk about it and be involved.
  4. Structure for your year: Make this curriculum a universal theme for a grade level worth of lessons or to integrate if you are a Mindset School.˙

"This book has been a great resource for teaching the concept of growth mindset to second graders at my school. The lessons are all very hands-on and interactive, and the children really seem to 'get it' after the lessons. The book has MANY resources to print out and easily use with classrooms and/or small groups. I am excited to use the lessons with older elementary students too! "
- Meredith, School Counsellor

"I am a middle school counsellor and had already been using other material on mindfulness and growth mindset; this book has given me a lot of ideas for hands on activities and visuals that engage the students. I use the book almost daily. I do adapt the lessons for middle school, but other than not using the mindset chant and some of the suggested books, I have used almost every activity in the book and my middle school students love them."
- Anon, School Counselor