Yes, we want our students to succeed and do their best but not to the point that they are self-harming, or worse. We can do some simple things as teachers to take some of that pressure off and start recognising students for their growth mindset attitude and positive character rather than just their grades. Here is an idea that you easily implement straight away!
You want your students to be recognised for their positive mindset, their effort, their resilience, their problem solving skills and support of other students - not just the grades they get. One effective way you can do that is with these growth mindset table tents!
Recognising a growth mindset is arguably even more valuable than recognising achievement. It's important to reward positive characteristics that will help our students be their best in the future, even more than rewarding them on how well they can pass a test. So encourage your students to have a positive mindset and praise them on their resilience, grit, kindness, determination, problem solving skills, creativity, reaching their goals - and so much more!
How do you currently celebrate a growth mindset in your classroom? Leave a comment below!