Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset Comprehensive 5-Week School Counseling Group


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

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Help students develop a growth mindset with this easy to use 5 week school counseling group. Growing Minds is a low-prep growth mindset group set to ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors. Students will learn how their brain is like a muscle, how they can learn from mistakes, and why challenges are beneficial.

Group Outline

Week 1: Your Brain is like a Muscle

Week 2: Learning from Mistakes

Week 3: The Power of Yet

Week 4: Learning from Challenges

Week 5: Reflection

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 Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms

 Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session

Journal: Self-reflections with writing prompts

 Outlines: Easy to follow outlines with clear objectives and how they meet the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.

Games & Activities: A wide variety of games and activities each week including board games, interactive crafts, collages, sort and paste, logic puzzles and other crafts.

 Self-Assessments: Pre and post group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy!

Discussion Icebreakers Include:

2 Sets of Growth Mindset Discussion Cards

2 Discussion Games

Discussion Dice

Videos Include:

Links to 5 Class Dojo© Videos to supplement activities and facilitate discussion


Each week students will develop skills they can use at home and in school to help them foster growth mindsets . In addition, they will improve communication skills and gain a better understanding of how they can grow from their challenges.

At a minimum, being in the counseling group allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop self-esteem through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.


With easy to implement outlines and activities, this group curriculum is very low-prep. Simply print out each session before students arrive and keep them in a file folder. The self-assessments are a great way to get students to self-reflect on their progress and you can then share this information with teachers, parents, or in your program report.

Also make sure to track your data and compile it in an end of the year report. Here is an outline I created to make it easy!

Who is this Group Designed For?

Growing Minds is designed for small groups of students grades 2-6. It can also be modified to work for other grades and individual lessons.


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