When Students Say, "I Can't Do It..."
I don't know about you, but one of the reasons I wanted to become a teacher is because I find the "aha" moment (also known as the "lightbulb" moment) so exhilarating. I love it when a student finally understands something he has found difficult in the past. I feel a rush seeing the delight on a child's face when she masters a topic in class. Oh, the triumph! But some students, and you know you've had a few, are so beaten down by past failures that the "I can't" attitude is difficult to break…
Hi There! Lisa here, from Growing Firsties & I'm going to share a little bit about Growth Mindset today, which is based on Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck's work. Heads up that I do have some Amazon Affiliate links in this post. Should you choose to use the links, I'll earn some "circle money" as my daughter calls coins. :-) Half of my affiliate proceeds are for paying it forward - each month I receive earnings I give to my local food pantry/outreach services organization. The…
GROWTH MINDSET: 72 Motivational Notes for Students (Modern Art)
72 unique Growth Mindset Notes encourage middle school and high school students to believe they can learn anything and help them develop the attitudes, habits, and work ethics that will help them persevere through challenges and succeed in all subjects and classes! Ready to print, cut, and go – implement growth mindset today with these notes!
Mindful Mantras for Kids - Left Brain Buddha
Mantras help us find the space to respond skillfully instead of reacting unthinkingly. They can help our children, too. Try these mindful mantras for kids!
Book Review: The Most Magnificent Thing
From the Book Jacket: Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. "She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!" But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails…
7 Wonderful TED Talks on Learning from Failure
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic
Building a classroom community is very important and is an indicator of success. Icebreakers and other activities are important to implement during the first days of a new school year. It is important for all students to feel welcome and a part of their small community which actually a part of an even bigger one. Feeling comfortable will help create resilient learners that have confidence in sharing their ideas without fear of being judged.
Team Building for STEM Challenges - STEM Activities for Kids
How do you build community in your classroom? Have you tackled STEM Challenges yet? How do you prepare your students for the fabulous collaboration that can occur when they work in groups to solve a STEM problem? Stay tuned and I will give you a great idea! As many of you know I am a […]
One Thousand Steps Song
Welcome to Big Word Club! My friends and I created Big Word Club to help parents and teachers improve their kids' vocabularies in fast and fun ways because w...
Growth Mindset resource and
Why do kids need to learn to struggle? As adults we all know the most rewarding experiences in life often involve significant struggle and sacrifice at some stage. Personally the greatest joys in my life have all come with some form of struggle… Being married. We are very happily married, but that doesn’t mean we are always very happy with one another. Being a parent. The most rewarding thing I have and will ever do…but where did my sleep go? (x100 for my wife) Staying healthy. I like chocol