Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

  • How our kids view themselves matters. It affects their ability to learn, work hard, and persevere. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of growth mindset quotes for kids to use in the morning announcements. 

    Our self-perception impacts our daily lives more than we realize. Our view of ourselves effects our ability to learn, develop new skills, start and grow relationships, and build a career.

    The same holds true for kids. What do your kids believe about themselves? Does it matter if they believe they are smart or not? Creative or not? What’s more important: natural skill or hard work?

    What is Growth Mindset for Kids?

    Growth Mindset is based off the research of Carol Dweck. In short, there are two main mindsets that people can have: fixed and growth.

    In a fixed mindset, people believe qualities such as intelligence and talent are fixed traits – either we have these traits or we don’t. Innate talent is the main ingredient for success.

    People with a growth mindset believe traits can be developed through hard work and perseverance. Our intelligence and talents are a starting point, but our ability to succeed is based on our effort, grit, and determination.

    Quotes Reinforce Growth Mindset

    When we share growth mindset quotes with students, we are reinforcing how we want them to think about their abilities. Failure can be used to learn and grow. Mistakes are part of the process. Hard work can beat raw talent.  *As one of our Chompers Chants says…”We learn more from our mistakes than our successes!”

    As children learn these growth mindset quotes, they become the soundtrack in their mind as they tackle new things. Instead of thinking, “I can’t do this,” they say instead: “I can’t do this YET, and I’m going to keep trying.”


    ***Thanks for your help with this school wide goal!***

    Quote of the Week

     ***Please use one of these quotes each week for the remainder of the school year.  Thanks for keeping Growth Mindset at the forefront of our students’ minds!

    1. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King jr
    2. Success is not an accident; success is a choice.” – Stephen Curry
    3. “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark
    4. “Improve by 1% a day, and in just 70 days, you’re twice as good.” – Alan Weiss
    5. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Jack Sparrow
    6. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden
    7. “Always do what you are afraid of doing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
    8. “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” – Epictetus
    9. “Don’t tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work.” – Arthur Rubenstein
    10. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
    11. “We will either find a way or make one!” – Hannibal
    12. “A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.” – Ray Davis
    13. “Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you don’t have one.” – Kermit the Frog
    14. “Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Sherman Finesilver
    15. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
    16. “If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.” – Joyce Meyer
    17. “You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.” – Abraham Maslow
    18. “Every problem is a gift. Without them, we wouldn’t grow.” – Tony Robbins
    19. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller
    20. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
    21. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
    22. “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” – Voltaire
    23. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
    24. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.” – Carl Rogers
    25. “Failure is so important. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.” – J.K. Rowling
    26. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
    27. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn
    28. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie
    29. “Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.” – Robert Kiyosaki
    30. “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

    If you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you’re determined to learn, no one can stop you.

    You don’t fail until you stop trying.

    Two things you can always control: Your actions & Your attitude.