Growth Mindset Books for a Lifelong Learner's Dream Classroom Library
Help me give my students multicultural and growth mindset books to diversify my classroom library.
This project expired on March 11, 2020.
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At our school, we come together to explore, question and create in order to do better work and be better. Our STEM Academy opened in the Fall of 2013 and serves many low-income and at-risk students in grades K-5. We are a magnet school so we receive a lot of families who value STEM and desire an emphasis on math and science for their children. By providing the students with high interest, hands-on STEM experiences, we hope to harness their natural curiosity and creativity to foster a passion for learning and awareness of STEM fields that will lead to pursuing careers in fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. We also hope that by empowering our students with these rich educational opportunities, they will have the tools they need to positively contribute to our community as adults.
Our mission is to develop life-long learners working together as innovative problem solvers in the global community.
We accomplish our mission by facilitating instruction that is real-world and focused on the application of acquired knowledge and skills. We do this through employing: Project-Based Learning, Inquiry Learning, and Integrated instruction.
These requested mentor texts will support the growth mindset, math, and social emotional lessons that I have planned for my students. With these new books, my students will be inspired and motivated to try new challenges and be okay with failing the first time.
Growth mindset and social emotional skills need to be explicitly taught in the classroom and these books will help show students that it is okay to make mistakes.
For example, the book "The Beautiful Oops" teaches students that you can create some beautiful from a mistake. The story "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain" teaches students that when you fail, your brain becomes stronger. In the book "Not a Box" it exemplifies how to look at things differently and more creatively. These are only some of the examples of lessons that I would use these books to teach my students. These books will teach my students how to handle their feelings and inspire them to take new risks. Most importantly, these books will inspire fun through reading in our classroom.
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