Growth mindset lesson plans
LearnStorm includes growth mindset lesson plans to support teachers as they work to build positive learning environments at the beginning of the school year.
In these lesson plans, we’ve included the following:
  • Lesson pacing guide
  • Bell-ringer, class-discussion, and exit-ticket questions
  • Common student misconceptions and sample teacher responses
  • Email and text message templates for teachers to send to parents/guardians
Prior to teaching the growth mindset activities
"Activity 1: The truth about your brain" explores how the brain changes as we learn.
"Activity 2: The growth mindset" discusses the differences between the growth mindset and the fixed mindset.
"Activity 3: Mistakes are opportunities." gives advice on how to shift from shying away from mistakes to seeing them as learning opportunities.
"Activity 4: Keep going. Keep growing." shares strategies for overcoming frustration and learning.
"Activity 5: Supercharge your growth." teaches how to set SMART goals that set you up for learning success.
"Activity 6: My kind of cool" shares stories about belonging and discusses how feeling like you don't belong is normal.
"Activity 7: Serendipity" showcases stories from people who have become successful in their careers by learning to deal with the unexpected.
"Activity 8: The path forward" is a final reflection and opportunity to teach others about growth mindset.
Brain with teacher brain
Celebrate with your students when they complete the growth mindset activities with printable Avery badges.