Change Your Words, Change Your Mindset

I hope everyone had a great first or second week back to school. I just finished my first week back and let me tell you, I was so tired Friday night...I think I was in bed by 7:30! We had such a busy week but I was so happy to see my students. They really are the best and make my job so much easier!

Today I wanted to share with you something we did this week that I am super proud of! 

Our focus this week was changing our mindset!

First, we had a conversation about the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. We watched this awesome video and talked about it after. 

Next, I showed them a list of words and we had a discussion about their meanings. I don't know about you,  but my students LOVE to talk and this was a perfect opportunity for them:)

I put each word on a poster, and students had about 15 minutes of quiet time to walk around and write what that word meant to them! 

This was not my original idea, I found it from Heidi over at Create, Dream, Explore!

Here's a look at the around the classroom activity!

After students were done, we talked and shared. Their responses were amazing! 

The next day, we had a quick recap of what the differences is between a fixed mindset vs growth mindset. We did this on TodaysMeet! You can view our conversation here!

After we "talked about the differences, I gave them some fixed statements. I would type in the fixed statement and they would type in what they would do to make it a growth statement!

The last part of this activity was an art piece. I have each student a head! I instructed them to draw, doodle, write, color, anything they wanted to show how they were going to change their fixed mindset to a growth mindset in 2017. The results were amazing!

I am so impressed with my students work! I don't think I ever want to change my door!

After many requests, the art piece and "Change your words, Change your mindset" posters are now in my TpT shop for $1! 

How do you get your students to change their mindset? I'd love to hear it!

Have a great week!


  1. Great post on mindset...thanks for sharing!
    Kathy O.
    Third Grade Doodles

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