Positivity and developing a growth mindset for kids in the classroom is a hot topic. How do you encourage positivity and a growth mindset for your students? Here at Teach Starter, we have developed some teaching resources to help you promote this incredibly important subject.
Creating a classroom display using our Positivity Posters is a great starting point. These beautiful positivity posters deserve five-star treatment and so I’ve been a busy bee thinking about genius ways to display these inspiring resources.
Sticking on the wall and calling it a day isn’t enough when displaying growth mindset posters for kids! Instead, we seek ways to create interactive and changeable displays that engage our students and call for action.
In this blog, I’m going to help you get maximum value out of them and make a big impact. Read on for hot ideas…
Hanger Your Positivity Posters ?
Create an eye-catching classroom display with hangers! Strong wooden hangers with a natural round bar are perfect for displaying your positivity posters. Use the handy grooves to hang posters with shoe string straps or do what we did and use bulldog clips.
The beauty of this display idea is that you can make it interactive. Encourage your students to hang a new poster, as and when they catch themselves putting positive words into action. This is also a great way to develop a conscious awareness of a growth mindset for kids.
- Secure three or more wooden hangers to the classroom wall by using medium utility hooks.
- Download and print a collection of our resources – Positivity Posters and place them in a basket.
- Encourage your students to hang a poster that reflects how they are feeling when they have a growth mindset moment!
Clip Your Positivity Posters
Do you have students in your class that notice every little change that you make to classroom displays?
Keep your observant students on their toes by creating a growth mindset for kids classroom display by using clipboards!
Using clipboards will give your classroom display an industrial and work in progress feel. The great thing about this display idea is that you can chop and change the posters that you display.
Make a Flippable Key Ring
- Download and print a section of Positivity Posters (regular or reduced size). Punch a hole in the top left corner.
- Attach them to a key ring.
- Create multiple positivity keyrings for each table or class group. Or, make one larger version to be hung at the front of the classroom.
- Start each day by selecting and discussing one poster. Make this your whole class positive focus for the day!
- Refer to the positivity focus throughout the day and catch your students putting it into practice.
Create a Mobile
With less and less wall space, look up and use the hanging space you have available. We created this mobile with sticks and twine and hung it in amongst our Teach Starter family plants. To be honest, I was a bit worried about how fiddly this would be to create, but it was pretty easy. Trundle out into the beautiful sunshine, search the ground for sturdy sticks, and you’re ready to go!
If you haven’t got the time, set a STEM challenge for upper year students. Ask your engineers to plan, design and construct a positivity mobile that distributes weight and displays the posters effectively.
Use business card holders or photo stands to create cute table displays that remind your students to stay positive.
Encourage your students to use the mini posters as a reminder to be positive when they are feeling frustrated or challenged. Research has shown that collaborative and group learning has a considerable and positive impact on student success.
With this in mind, encourage your students to pass a poster to a friend in need of support. This is a great way to encourage accountability and collaboration when nurturing a growth mindset for kids.
I love these sparkly peg lights. We found these at a local DIY store. They are perfect for pegging up posters and showcasing the importance of a growth mindset for kids when the chips are down.
Positivity Post Box
Here’s a bonus idea! Don’t miss our hot off the press Positivity Post Box Template that includes everything that you need to set up a Positivity Post Box (box not included!).
Every day may not be a great day. But, there is something great in every day!
Make a call for action and encourage your class to put inspirational words into action by setting up a Positivity Post Box.
This new teaching resource includes:
- a Positivity Poster Template to display an inspirational poster as a focus for the week
- a Positivity Post Box label
- a postcard-sized template for students to record how they have put positive words into action.
It’s a great time of the year to refocus on positivity and growth mindset for kids.
Download our Positivity Posters and Positivity Post Box and try one of these refreshing ideas to create an interactive display.