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I have been listening to the audio book Mindset by Carol Dweck and cannot stop thinking about how important it is to teach the concept of growth mindset to my kids. I decided to start small with some growth mindset quotes for my kids to color. My kids love little motivational quotes and I though this would be a fun thing for them to create and hang up in their rooms.
What is Growth Mindset?
I am sure by now most of you have heard of the term growth mindset. Your mindset is what you think about yourself. I am smart, I am stupid. I am artistic. I am a terrible artist. etc.
According to Carol Dweck, there are two types of mindsets: fixed and growth. With a fixed mindset, you believe your abilities and levels of intelligence are unchangeable. You were born that way. They often give up on things thinking that there is no way they could accomplish anything.
With a growth mindset. you believe that you can change your abilities and levels of intelligence through work and study. Those with a growth mindset are going to work harder to achieve their goals. They view challenges as ways to improve their skills.
Growth Mindset for Teachers and Parents
Growth mindset can be taught and learned!
As a parent or teacher you can help your kids develop a growth mindset in a few ways. You can encourage kids to work hard and achieve their goals and dreams.
The praise you give your kids matters! If you praise the effort verses the level of intelligence it makes a huge difference in how they perceive themselves. Tell them they worked really hard not that they are really smart. Praising the intelligence makes them think that is something they just are and it cannot be changed- it is fixed. But, if you praise them for the amount of work they have done, they realize that good things come from working hard. If they continue to work hard they will find more positive benefits.
Kids who are praised for being smart, then struggle with learning, think they are no longer smart, and tend to give up more quickly. Whereas kids who are praised for their hard work realize that it was their hard work that earned them the reward. They continue to work hard to solve a problem and actually often like the challenge placed before them.
Also, kids need to learn about failure, but not that failure is the end. Failure is so important to help us learn and grow.
Having a growth mindset leads to greater success in life. Start teaching kids these important lessons when they are young.
Growth Mindset Quotes to Color
I made a set of 12 growth mindset quotes for kids to color. There are great to put in the front of binders or to hang on walls as motivation for kids.
Want to Print the Growth Mindset Coloring Pages?
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