I’m trying to train my kids to use their heart maps when they need writing inspiration, so I keep my heart map by my easel and refer to it during every minilesson prior to writing. I like to pretend…VERY dramatically…that I have NOTHING to write about. The kids are quick to remind me that I can use my heart map for inspiration! They’re all, “DUH, Mrs. Carroll!!!” HA!
Introduce middle and high school students to growth mindset with engaging activities, ice breakers, and resources. Ideal for the first day and first week of school, these back to school growth mindset resources will help you get to know your new students.