Mindset Matters

Mindset Matters


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

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Infusing the Growth Mindset theory into your counseling program can help your students increase achievement through greater self-esteem. Apply these research-based lessons in your classroom curriculum and/or small group counseling by teaching:


Identify Brain Basics

Not Yet is OK



Everyone is Unique

Teach Others What You Know

Counselors, teachers, and students will enjoy these innovative and easy-to-implement lessons. The lessons in this book will provide your students with a foundation of brain science, the magic of grit, and the benefits of learning, which will help them see the positive outcomes of having a growth mindset.

Includes downloadable PowerPoints and reproducibles!


  1. FLEXIBILITY: This curriculum is applicable to both small groups and classroom curriculum.
  2. RESEARCH-BASED: Growth Mindset was introduced by Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and was based on years of studies on children of all ages.
  3. KIDS LIKE IT: When kids have fun and find interest in a topic, they want to talk about it and be involved.
  4. CONNECTS WITH ACADEMICS: As one of the ASCA domains, academic connections are essential.
  5. STRUCTURE FOR YOUR YEAR: Make this curriculum a universal theme for a grade level worth of lessons or to integrate if you are a Mindset School.
Author: Lisa King
Audience: Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Grade Level: 2-7
Format: Paperback
Page Number: 167
ISBN: 9781937870409
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
Release Date: September 15, 2016
Language: English
Product Type: Digital Link, Manual
Topic: Social & Life Skills

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