Saturday, February 17, 2018

Mindset Melodies - Simple Songs for Growing Mindsets

Growth Mindset in the Primary Classroom
Growth Mindset is a hot teaching topic and one our school sent us off last summer encouraging us to learn more about. As a psychology major back in college, I knew this was right up my alley. I'd heard about the book Mindset, by Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D. many times, but I'd never found the time to actually sit and read it. Confession...I never did find the time to sit and actually read it last summer, but I did discover how amazing Audible.com is for this busy mom who spends hours in her car schlepping teens around town. I had that 8-hour 34-minute book "read" in 1 week thankyouverymuch!


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Growth Mindset Books
It was a great place to start and gave me all the information I needed to wrap my own mind around the growth mindset personally and professionally.
Growth Mindset Books for Teachers
I continued my learning with some great professional development books for Growth Mindset. Click the book titles to link to our Flutter Girl Goodies Amazon shop. 
All of these were great resources for gathering ideas on implementation, but I still felt like it just wasn't quite kid-friendly enough for us. I was searching for a way to reach our young learners who unfortunately were displaying signs of being in the fixed mindset from the first day of school. 

We realized early on that our class was fixed and we needed to work hard to change their mindsets. 

"Do you like my work?"
"Is this perfect?"
"That's too hard for me. I don't want to do it."

We struggled with what we could do about it but knew two things...This particular class was at their absolute best when we were reading stories aloud to them and they would pretty much eat pudding out of your hands if you teach them to sing songs. 
So, stories and songs it was!
Growth Mindset Books for the Primary Classroom
 There are so many great books out there for teaching and sharing the growth mindset with young children. We find reading stories provides a great platform for fostering class discussions. When we can't quite find the words ourselves, these books help us set the stage to foster the discussion. 
Here a few of our favorites:

Now when it came to the songs, we couldn't find anything to fit the bill. 
So, we're the crazy ladies who decided to just write them themselves! 
Growth Mindset Songs for the Primary Classroom
We came up with 20 simple songs for growing class mindsets. Each song is set to a familiar children's tune. Our class loves singing songs and our Mindset Melodies bring our brains and voices together for class sing-alongs that we hope they’ll be humming for years to come. 
Growth Mindset Songs for the Primary Classroom
We really wanted these songs to become integrated into our weekly lesson plans, so we created several activities to help our class learn and practice our Mindset Melodies.
20 Growth Mindset Melodies Color Class Song Posters
Growth Mindset Songs for the Primary Classroom
20 Growth Mindset Melodies Black and White Class Song Posters
Growth Mindset Songs for the Primary Classroom
20 Growth Mindset Melodies Pocket Chart Song Lyric Cards
Growth Mindset Songs for the Primary Classroom
20 Growth Mindset Melodies Build a Song Activity Work Mats
Growth Mindset Songs for the Primary Classroom
20 Growth Mindset Melodies Song Fill-In Activity Sheet Printables 
Growth Mindset Songs for the Primary Classroom


Growth Mindset Songs for the Primary Classroom


Growth Mindset Songs


Growth Mindset in the Primary Classroom


Growth Mindset Songs


Growth Mindset in the Primary Classroom
Mindset Melodies have been a great addition to our classroom culture and daily routine. We know enough tunes now that we choose one or two of them to practice each morning as part of our morning routine. We integrate the activities into our centers time and guided reading lessons. We overhear them singing our Mindset Melodies quietly while they're working at their desks and we don't hear many pleas for teacher reassurance because they have a better understanding of how their mindsets are growing. 

Mindsets are growing in a fun, friendly way in our classroom and our hearts are fluttering!

5 comments:

  1. Hello ladies. I am very interested in your Mindset Melodies, but cannot connect to the link or the "Click to shop" Help???
    Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  2. Hi Michelle...So sorry the link didn't work. Here you go:
    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Growth-Mindset-Mindset-Melodies-20-Simple-Songs-for-Growing-Class-Mindsets-3603712

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  3. Hi there. I was just wondering if the titles in the middle of your post (Favorites) are supposed to open? If so, they don't for me. Does 1 of your songs have to do with sustaining attention? The link above you gave to MIchelle doesn't open for me. I don't know if I am doing something wrong. Thanks, Diane

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  4. Sorry I bothered you. Everything is working now. Does 1 of your songs address sustaining attention? Thanks, Diane

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