The Power of Captain Yet (Growth Mindset for Kids)

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The Power of Captain Yet - Growth Mindset for Kids

Written by Emma (Teach Starter)

This is boring!“… “I can’t do that!“… “This is too hard.“… “I’m so bad at this.“… how many times have you heard this in your classroom? It’s no surprise that more and more importance is being placed on the power of perseverance and a growth mindset for kids.

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“I am not ready to do that just yet. I need to find out more about it before I can try.”

If the above sentence sounds more like what you want to hear in your classroom, then you’re in luck!

We have created a powerful and meaningful resource pack which focuses on helping students overcome their learning challenges, and build resilience in their daily lives. Meet Captain Yet, an optimistic character who believes in the positive power of having a growth mindset.

The Power of Captain Yet - Growth Mindset for Kids

This must-have resource collection is jam-packed with Captain Yet resources themed around helping students to overcome their learning challenges. It includes goal setting and tracker templates, posters and displays, worksheets, games, activities and, a comprehensive growth mindset word wall. That’s the power of positivity!


What Does Growth Mindset for Kids Look Like?

Students who have a growth mindset believe that, through hard work and perseverance, they can grow and develop their knowledge and understanding. They focus on the process of learning, rather than the end result. Which is exactly what teachers want students to do!

The Power of Captain Yet - Growth Mindset for Kids - Word Wall Resource

That’s where Captain Yet and Pirate Nup come in. These Captain Yet themed resources are great for setting your classroom growth mindset values, or as a maintenance activity throughout the year to remind your students that even though you may not be able to do something yet, with hard work and the right attitude you can succeed.

Introducing Captain Yet

Captain Yet is the perfect guy to teach your class the values and characteristics of a growth mindset. With Captain Yet and his friend, Pirate Nup, your students will learn valuable lessons which teach them the power of:

  • problem solving
  • resourcefulness
  • optimism
  • grit
  • independence
  • persistance.

The Power of Captain Yet - Growth Mindset for Kids - Who is Captain Yet?

The characters Captain Yet and Pirate Nup are great role models for students due to the supportive nature of their friendship. Pirate Nup often feels as though he can’t overcome many of his learning challenges. Captain Yet is a fantastic friend and has a way to help Pirate Nup see that through resilience and problem solving, every challenge has a solution.

The Power of Captain Yet - Growth Mindset for Kids - Yet vs Nup

Growth Mindset Learning Strategies

With Captain Yet and Pirate Nup, your students will go on a journey of discovery. With them as your guides, explore how simple every-day challenges in the classroom can be overcome with the power of yet and a positive mindset.

The Power of Captain Yet - Growth Mindset for Kids - Yet's Adventures

Your students will love to use the inspirational messages in these wall displays all throughout the year! Print each large poster individually and display it on your classroom walls, or alternatively why not download and print the smaller Are We There Yet? Captain Yet’s Joyous Journey – Poster and Captain Yet: Pirate Nup’s Odyssey It’s Not Over Yet – Poster and give one to each of your students to keep as a reminder on their desk.

The Power of Captain Yet - Growth Mindset for Kids - Yet's Journey

Once your students have taken on a growth mindset, get them to practice their problem-solving skills with the Captain Yet Advice – Dice Game!

The Power of Captain Yet - Growth Mindset for Kids - Dice Game

Setting Goals for a Growth Mindset

Your students will be keen to flex their growth mindset muscles!

Help early years students put their new skills into practice with the I Can! I Can’t … Yet. – Handwriting Worksheet. There are 4 different versions so you can complete a new one each term and keep their mindset fresh.

The Power of Captain Yet - Growth Mindset for Kids - Handwriting Worksheet

Middle and Upper years students will benefit greatly from the Captain Yet Inspired Goals – Template to help them work through their daily challenges.

Use this worksheet in conjunction with these goal setting and track templates:


Help your students overcome their learning challenges – download the amazing Captain Yet – Resource Pack today!

Growth Mindset for Kids - Captain Yet

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