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Growth Mindset Swag Badges

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Growth Mindset Swag Badges

Swag Badges are a great way to manage your classroom and reinforce positive behavior. They can increase student engagement and motivation inside your classroom. They are a classroom incentive system that doesn’t require constantly buying prizes or candy. When a student exhibits growth mindset (reaching a goal, showing grit, believing in their abilities, etc.) they get a badge. They can add it to their necklace, bracelet, or baggy. How to Set Up Swag Badges: 1.Print out the swag badge sheets in either color or black and white. 2.Cut out each swag badge after laminating. 3.Hole punch the top of each badge. 4.Store in a...

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Growth Mindset Interactive Notebooks

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Growth Mindset Interactive Notebooks

I discovered interactive notebooks on Pinterest a few years ago and fell in love. It was as if someone took the idea that hadn't quite formulated in my head yet, and put it beautifully down on paper. It was a way to teach important concepts with hands-on, meaningful foldables. It also create a great reference or portfolio for students to refer back to throughout the year. 

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Mindfulness Activities to Use In Your Classroom

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Mindfulness Activities to Use In Your Classroom

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us.  Mindfulness can be a powerful way to decrease stress, boost our immune system, and promote overall healing. It can also help boost student achievement, buffer against bullying, and create resilient students. Mindfulness reduces the stress, depression, and anxiety that our students face every day (yes, even kids feel stress). This enables them to focus more on their academic success (Positive Psychology Program, 2018). Research has found that: Elementary...

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Growth Mindset Bell Ringers

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Growth Mindset Bell Ringers

Promoting a growth mindset can feel like a vague and overwhelming topic. If you have been thinking about teaching your students about growth mindset, you might have a few questions. You might be asking yourself:  WHAT does having a growth mindset even mean? WHEN do I have time to add one more thing? HOW exactly am I supposed to teach this to my students? Sound familiar? If you can relate to any of these questions, then I have a simple solution to meet your needs: Daily Bell Ringers. (You could also call this Morning Work or Starters.) Trying to fit everything...

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15 Growth Mindset Strategies to Teach Your Students

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15 Growth Mindset Strategies to Teach Your Students

If you're like me, when you read about having a growth mindset, you read about the idea of giving our students strategies to use when approaching a problem.  Rather than parroting some true but ultimately abstract ideas on growth mindset, I wanted to give teachers something real, tangible, and actionable that they can implement in their classrooms. So here are some classroom best practices that I've found and created to help your students develop a growth mindset. Let's dive in.  1. TEACH ABOUT FIXED MINDSET VS. GROWTH MINDSET Recent develops in neuroscience have taught us that our brain is very malleable-...

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