Instilling a growth mindset takes time
Have a growth mindset about instilling a growth mindset!
It can be challenging to help students develop a growth mindset. Students will not adopt a growth mindset right away; it is a process. Try guiding students towards it little by little. For example, if a student perceives just one hard problem as an opportunity to grow, that's a good start.
Put another way, have a growth mindset about instilling a growth mindset! It will surely take time and effort, but it gets easier, and it pays off with more motivated and more interested students.
Think of a student who had difficulty acquiring a certain skill. If you could revisit that situation, how would you approach that student to encourage a growth mindset?
Growth Mindset - Exercising Your Mind
Students will answer opinion questions that will segue into a Growth Mindset article. Then, students will be able to create a poster that has a quote, analysis, and a symbol of the growth mindset.
Read Alouds & Teacher Reading
This is a list of children's book on persistence, making mistakes, mindset, and the brain. There are also a couple of teacher books on the list.
Mindset Assessments (Journal Writing) in 2nd Grade
Weekly writing prompts to get students thinking about a growth mindset & for the teacher to be able to monitor growth of each student's mindset.