Mindset Matters

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

Includes Digital Resources!

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SKU: B650-Net

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.
Written by Lisa King
Paperback ISBN 9781937870409
Grades 2-7
167 pages
Release Date September 15, 2016

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National Center for Youth Issues

Lisa King has worked as a school counselor, helping students develop and use innovative practices, for 20 years. She is a national speaker, author of six books on career readiness and growth mindset, and presented her programs at local, state, and national conferences. Lisa has authored six books about career readiness and growth mindset. Lisa attended Tufts University for her undergraduate degree and Georgia State University for her graduate degrees. She lives in Marietta, GA. with her husband and daughter.

This book has been a great resource for teaching the concept of growth mindset to second graders at my school. The lessons are all very hands-on and interactive, and the children really seem to “get it” after the lessons. The book has MANY resources to print out and easily use with classrooms and/or small groups. I am excited to use the lessons with older elementary students too!

School Counselor

I am a middle school counselor and had already been using other material on mindfulness and growth mindset; this book has given me a lot of ideas for hands on activities and visuals that engage the students. I use the book almost daily. I do adapt the lessons for middle school, but other than not using the mindset chant and some of the suggested books, I have used almost every activity in the book and my middle school students love them.

School Counselor


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