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Sunday 5 April 2020

Sunday SEL Reads: Growth Mindset Picture Books

Growth Mindset in Picture Books

Picture Books are fantastic learning tools for all ages. While primary is where we see the most picture books and read alouds, there is power in using these types of books at all grade levels – yes even secondary! My middle schoolers always loved picture books and inferring and connecting through stories.

Here are a few recommendations for Social Emotional Learning Picture Books, specifically around the topic of growth mindset. Some of these books were suggested to me from teachers taking an SEL education course. Enjoy!

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Rosie dreams of being an engineer until her uncle laughs at one of her inventions.  After that Rosie keeps her dreams to herself until her great aunt helps her see how failures can be turned into opportunity. You can use this story for teaching a growth mindset. Consider bring in recycled materials and see what the students can create.  Talk about the process and any challenges along the way/what students did when there were challenges.
Read Aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sNVhNThxcc

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It’s okay to make mistakes – by Todd Parr
Todd Parr shares examples of mistakes that happen and the silver lining that comes along with mistakes.
Read Aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZlhN55iJ2Q 

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This story follows two children with very different approaches to life. Bubble gum brain embraces challenges and isn’t afraid to try new things, or make mistakes.  Brick brain has more of a fixed mindset. 
Read Aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25vx-_uPYww

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