Mindset Matters

Mindset Matters

A Counseling Curriculum to Help Students Understand how to Help Themselves Succeed with a Growth Mindset

By Lisa King, Ed.S, LPC



Background and Overview of Growth Mindset    
Carol Dweck, “Developing a Growth Mindset” 155 Adult 9:37
Growth Mindset Video 90 Student 2:30
“Just Breathe” by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman 42,55,57 Student 3:41
Mind in a Jar – Planting Seeds of Mindfulness MOVIE! 42,55,57 Student 1:13
JusTme – My Mindfulness 42 Student 2:38
JusTme Feat. E.E.D.E.E – Mindful or Nah 42 Student 4:15
Sesame Street: Common and Colbie Caillat – “Belly Breathe” with Elmo 42,50,51 Student 2:25
JusTme Im Present 42,50,51 Student 3:01
Yoga for Kids: Breathing Warm-Ups 42 Student 1:17
Mindfulness in Schools: Richard Burnett at TEDxWhitechapel 43 Adult 19:21 
Identify How Your Brain Works   
How To Remember Stuff for Exams (A Sieve-Like Brain) 64 Student 1:33
How We Learn – Synapses and Neural Pathways 64,68 Student 3:15
Your Brain is Plastic 64 Student 4:07
Structure of a Neuron 64 Student 6:13
How Youth Learn: Ned’s GR8 8 64 Student 6:12
Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron: Challenges Grow Your Brain 27,64,84,85 Student 1:51
Brain Tricks – This Is How Your Brain Works 64 Student 4:40
How the Brain Works 64 Student 9:05
The Learning Brain 64,72 Student 7:01
Neuroplasticity 64,73 Student 2:03
Not Yet is OK
Famous Failures 79 Student 2:58
You Can Learn Anything 79,84,85 Student 1:30
Jesse Ruben-We Can-OFFICIAL Music Video   79 Student 4:11
Barney Saltzberg’s Beautiful Oops, full video 79,89 Student 9:59 
Sesame Street: Janelle Monae – Power of Yet 79,90 Student 2:41 
Understanding Talent 79 Student 2:12
Determination and GRIT
Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets 95 Adult 3:25
TMB Panyee FC short film: Make the Difference 95,108 Student 5:14
How Many Times Should You Try Before Success? 96 Student 1:55
Grit: The Key to Your Success at FLVS 96,108 Student 2:22
Amazing Kids of Character: Perserverance (Accessible Preview) 96 Student 4:07
Amazing Kids of Character: Portraits of Perseverance 96,110 Student 1:44
Don’t Stop, Don’t Give Up! 96,98 Student 1:18
Sesame Street: Bruno Mars: Don’t Give Up 96 Student 1:57
Warhawk Matt Scott in Nike ‘No Excuses’ Commercial 96 Student 1:01
Will Smith Mindset 96 Student 1:26
The Wall: TV Commercial 103 Student 1:30
Jessica’s “Daily Affirmation” 116 Student 0:49
Do or Do not there is no try – Yoda Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 116 Student 1:00
Teaching Positive Thinking 116 Student 0:49 
Positive & Negative Thinking Great Lesson 116,117 Student 1:59
Power of Positive Thinking 116 Student 1:17
Crabby Little Girl – Clip 116 Student 1:41
Finding Nemo – Just Keep Swimming.flv 116 Student 0:30
Tiger Tiger Is It True? 134 Student 6:32
Bonus Videos   
Carol Dweck’s TED talk 25 Adult 10:20 
The Power of Believing that You Can Improve 35 Adult 10:20
Perseverance. The story of Nick Vujicic 108 Student 3:36
The Bouncing Dot Music Video 122 Student 2:30
Daily Affirmations – Short Positive Affirmations Quotes 134 Student 1:52
EGGBERT The Slightly Cracked Egg-EDM310 Kristen Phelps 149 Student 1:10
Change your mindset, change the game | Dr. Alia Crum | TEDxTraverseCity Adult 18:20
The Power of Belief – Mindset and Success- Growth mindset vs Fixed mindset Adult 10:52
Carol Dweck, Growth Mindsets and Motivation Adult 8:01
Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit Adult 6:12

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