This time last year, I discovered a wonderful resource that had only just been published and I’m not quite sure why it has taken me until now to share it with you!
It’s called Big Life Journal and is an illustrated journal designed for children aged around 7-11 to complete with a parent.
I tried it out on my daughter over the course of the Summer holidays last year – she was 7 at the time. As a result throughout this past academic year, she has definitely shown evidence of ‘growth’ rather than ‘fixed’ mindset tendencies.
Any of you that have been to my seminars or courses may have heard me talk over the years about the concept of a ‘Growth Mindset’. This phrase was first coined by Carol Dweck. Please see Professor Dweck’s fascinating explanation here
This concept is also slowly being adopted in schools but how in practice do you teach ‘growth mindset’ to primary school aged children?
The Big Life Journal is the perfect solution. Their website also has some excellent printable posters and other resources.
I am really looking forward to purchasing the new journal for tweens and teens which is due to come out in September.