Read Alouds for the Growth Mindset

14 February 2016 / Leave a Comment
Read Alouds for the Growth Mindset by Tech Crazy Teacher

Want to teach your kiddos never to give up? To make the most of their mistakes? To embrace challenges? You need to teach your students about the Growth Mindset! Read alouds are a great way to start the mindset conversations and spring board into new learning.
If you haven't heard of the Growth Mindset yet, you are missing out! Check out my other blog post HERE and HERE to get some basic information about developing the Growth Mindset in your classroom.

Here is a list of my favorite read alouds for Growth Mindset! I love to read a few of the books on this list at the beginning of the year and then space out the others through the year. The books provide a great way to steer conversations toward the Growth Mindset and help keep growth principles from being forgotten.

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The first book I like to read to help teach Growth Mindset to my students is Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak. This book explains brain research findings in very kid friendly language without sacrificing the content. I also reread certain sections to spark some discussion as review of the Growth Mindset.

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When trying to teach my students that making mistakes is okay, I read Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg. This book has wonderfully interactive illustrations. Each page takes an "oops" and turns it into something beautiful. 

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The Tortoise and the Hare by Janet Stevens is a wonderful adaptation of the classic tale. It's a great book to teach students that determination and effort pay off in the end!

Read Alouds for the Growth Mindset by Tech Crazy Teacher
The Most Magnificent Thing is written by Ashley Spires. A girl sets out to make the most magnificent thing but fails and quits! Her dog convinces her to take a walk and come back to try again. Finally she gets it just right!

Read Alouds for the Growth Mindset by Tech Crazy Teacher
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think is written by Julia Cook. It is hard to hear that there are things you need to improve on! This story teaches students how to respond to positive and negative feedback.

Read Alouds for the Growth Mindset by Tech Crazy Teacher
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle is written by Chris Raschka. We all can learn from this story of falling and getting right back up on that bike again!

Read Alouds for the Growth Mindset by Tech Crazy Teacher
Making a Splash: A Growth Mindset Children's Book is by Carol E. Reiley.  Two siblings have very different outlooks about learning and about themselves. 

Read Alouds for the Growth Mindset by Tech Crazy Teacher
What To Do With An Idea? is written by Kobi Yamada. This is a charming story about having an idea, letting your idea grow, and bringing it out for all the world to see.

Read Alouds for the Growth Mindset by Tech Crazy Teacher
This is my newest addition! It is so new to my list that it didn't even make the graphic! I can't wait to read it to my kiddos! Rosie Revere Engineer is by Andrea Beaty.  Rosie sets out to build an invention that can fly but it only hovers a moment. What a failure! Or is it? Great book to teach that failure only comes if you quit!

Want to encourage the Growth Mindset in your classroom? Check out Growing a Healthy Classroom Mindset on Teachers Pay Teachers!


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