Attitude is Everything
Truthfully, all the books, games and schools supplies in the world are of limited benefit to your classroom without a positive mindset. At Really Good Stuff®, we know that there are many ways you can instill positivity in your students. As teachers, we want our students to believe in themselves — meaning that they accept themselves for who they are now, while knowing that they have great potential for growth and success. Along with this, children need to be encouraged in their efforts and persistence, which are necessary for moving forward.
To support teachers' endeavors in encouraging positive thinking, we've put together our collection of motivational and inspirational reminders that speak directly to children. Consider the Growth Mindset Affirmations 12-in-1 Poster Set. These colorful posters, which you can use to decorate your classroom, contain some excellent messages, such as:
- I am proud of myself, today and always.
- I embrace my mistakes and learn from them.
- I don't do “easy"! I make things happen through hard work and determination.
Brilliant, aren't they? These words of encouragement work as well for adults as they do for children. By introducing them now, you can start your students out early on healthy ways of thinking about themselves, and teach them attitudes that will move them forward instead of holding them back.
Engaging Students to Actively Consider Their Mindset
Another outstanding product to engage students in thinking about their mindset is the Ready-to-Decorate® 3D Growth Mindset Bulletin Board Set. This activity comes with 24 flowerpots, one for each student. Children answer the thought-provoking questions about beliefs and actions that will help them to grow and achieve. As they answer these questions, they decorate the pot with pictures relating to their responses. When everyone is done, the collection of posters is exhibited on a laminated banner displayed in the classroom.
For higher grade levels, how about trying the Growth Mindset Lined Journals? A wonderful tool, this journal asks students particular questions that encourage them to write about and thereby become aware of negative attitudes. The language of the journal provides insight into how they might adopt healthier thinking habits — ones that will move them towards their goals.
These activities are also versatile in that they can be done by students at home with parental support, or by kids in remote/distance learning programs. We invite you to browse all our positive-mindset-promoting products. They tend to help teachers almost as much as their students!