Monday, August 6, 2018

Growth Mindset Activity

This year instead of the typical "rules roundup" I plan to do something a little different on the first day of school.  We will be making some growth mindset posters for our classroom.


I often find that my students at some point in the year encounter a setback and have a tough time getting past it. Sooo...this year each class will work together to create a poster for our classroom wall showing a celebrity that has encountered setbacks and through hard work has overcome these obstacles.

I created this poster set so that all students in the class receive a part of the poster and have a part in creating the large poster.

Poster of Michael Jordan

student coloring a page

Famous Faces Poster Set Details:
• There are 6 different posters and all can be combined into one large poster. 
• There are 5 rows and 5 columns for each poster. (some are blank…check the key)
• Each poster is approx. 35” x 50” when complete. Combined as one large banner poster it is approximately 35” x 300”
• This growth mindset poster is ideal for a large bulletin board or a hallway. 
• Each growth mindset poster piece fits on a normal 8.5” x 11” piece of paper. 
• Use markers, colored pencils or crayons. 
• The colors you will need are: red, green, brown, purple, black, and blue. 



Famous Failures Growth Mindset Poster Set. This fun, collaborative activity features portraits and the struggles of 6 famous persons: Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, Stephen King, Marilyn Monroe, Oprah Winfrey, Colonel Sanders 
(each poster contains approx. 20 pages for students to color and approx 5 blank boxes)
                   

                   

                  

The final posters are a striking visual inspiration to your students and school community that everybody can overcome setbacks. 

Display the final posters in your classroom, in a hallway or some other place around school. 

All posters are easy for teachers and fun for kids and make a lasting impression--on students, parents and your entire school community! Large and visually striking, this poster is the perfect accompaniment to your growth mindset lessons and makes for a great display in the front office, the auditorium, a hallway, or your classroom. No matter where it ends up hanging, it will engender unending compliments while proving a source of inspiration!

The collaboration of this growth mindset poster makes such an impact without really having to say anything - every single piece of the poster matters - just as every child in the class matters. Your students will walk by and say "I did that piece" each time they see the poster. They take great pride in being part of this art project. 

Differentiation is built into the design of this growth mindset activity. Some pages have more to color than others so some kids will easily be able to color two pages. There are large sections behind the quotes that get left white. Other pages have a lot of little details to color. You can use this to differentiate and provide the appropriate experience for each child to achieve success and be part of the group. This poster makes a great lesson all in of itself or can be used for early finishers and morning work.

This poster set is available at this link.





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