Growth Mindset Bell Ringer Warm-Ups for 4th Grade and UP:
NOTE: THIS FILE NOW INCLUDES THE PRINTABLE FILE AND THE DIGITAL OPTION THROUGH GOOGLE SLIDES!
These growth mindset bell ringer activities are perfect for teachers who are looking for quick, easy to use, daily growth mindset instruction in the form of warm-ups or bell ringers.
This bell ringer journal includes 200 activities. It spans across 40 weeks and will give you everything you need to teach your 4TH GRADE AND UP classroom about all things growth mindset! You will find instructions and links for accessing this product on Google Slides beginning on page 185 in this product file!
The following topics are covered, week by week, in this full year growth mindset instructional package:
1- Growth and Fixed Mindset
2- The Brain
3- Parts of the Brain
8- Growth Mindset Self-Reflections
9- The Power of YET
10- Accepting Feedback and Criticism
11- Tackling Challenges
12- Overcoming Obstacles
14- Positive and Negative Self-Talk
16- Growth Mindset Self-Reflections
17- Metacognition: Self-Reflection
18- Metacognition: Distractions/Focus
19- SMART Goals
20- SMART Goals Application
21- Room to Grow
23- The Success of Others
24- Growth Mindset Self-Reflections
26- Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation
28- Malleability of the Brain
31- Positive Affirmations
32- Growth Mindset Self-Reflections
34- Multiple Intelligences
37- Reframe Your Mindset
38- Becoming Is Better Than Being
39- My Growth Mindset Agreements
40- Growth Mindset Self-Reflections
*This product also includes 35 posters for a bulletin board that explain each topic above. A pre-assessment and a post-assessment are also included as well as sample answers or notes for each activity.
This daily growth mindset activity product is for YOU if you struggle to squeeze in growth mindset instruction or just don’t know how to go about teaching it. Your students will get instruction in EVERY AREA of growth mindset with the topics covered!
Please take a look at the activities in this product to best determine how and when to utilize it them your class. Older students will be able to use them as a warm-up, bell ringer, or independent station activity. Younger kids (4th grade and perhaps 5th grade) may need a bit more support depending on their level of exposure to growth mindset concepts.
There are SAMPLE ANSWERS available at the end of this file. I emphasize SAMPLE because there are rarely any “correct” answers, as most of the warm-ups are created for students to reflect on their own thinking and growth. Occasionally, there will be a tip or trick in the sample answers. Those are there to guide you, but should not be viewed as an exclusive or ultimate idea for approaching a topic.
There are 35 posters that correspond to each of the 35 concepts presented. Please note that there are 40 weeks of warm-ups, but 5 of those weeks are reserved for self-reflection (and there is NOT a corresponding poster for those weeks).
The growth mindset pre-assessment and post-assessment are designed as reflection tools. These are not designed to be graded or evaluated in a formal way, but rather used as a tool to reflect on changes in thinking and behavior (most of the questions are the same so that students have a clear way to compare shifts in their thinking).
The scaled questions that show up on many of the Thursday exercises are designed for students to reflect on how they feel about the given topic. Students can share their thoughts with a partner, small group, or the entire class.
Each 8th week (Week 8, Week 16, Week 24, Week 32, and Week 40), there is an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning, their growth, and the areas they want to continue to work on. The inventory on these weeks will have statements that are REPEATED from previous weeks. It is a good idea to ask students to save their warm-ups for each 8-week period so that they can compare some of their inventory answers (looking for growth, in particular).
On pages 146-148 (at the very end of this product), you will find an OPTIONAL cover page and Table of Contents that you can use IF YOU CHOOSE TO BIND all the activities together for each student at the beginning of the year (or the beginning of the instruction). If you copy one sheet per week, your students will not need those pages.
NOTE: THIS FILE NOW INCLUDES A DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION!
As of 4/23/20, this product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.
- A Google Drive account
- If sharing with students, a Drive account that is linked to student Google accounts
- Can be shared/delivered on Google Classroom
- Only need access to Google Drive–no outside links to worry about!
These file can be used with iPads, chrome books, laptops, and desktops as long as your students have access to Google Drive or Classroom on a device. The digital portion of this product is on Google Slides.
This file contains 195 pages + Google Slides.
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