Summer reading and read-a-loud suggestions to develop a growth mindset

In a recent article in Literacy Today, Summer Clark and Grace Enriquez (Lesley University) and Jessica Della Calce (Cambridge Public Schools) suggested children’s books that foster the characteristics of a growth mindset: perseverance, flexibility, strategic thinking, multiple perspectives, a sense of personal agency, and a belief that people can become smarter and more skillful, intelligent, thoughtful, and just:

After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson

Ish by Peter Reynolds

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

 

          (courtesy of Kim Marshall, The Marshall Memo)

 

By | 2018-05-29T06:13:58+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

About the Author:

Prior to joining BCD in 2008, Paul was Head of Lower School at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI, an independent coeducational day school, where he had been since 1999. He spent six years as Head of School of The School in Rose Valley in Rose Valley, PA, and before that in an elementary education teaching position at Germantown Friends School, an independent day school in Philadelphia, PA, and at a public school in Vermont. Paul, who lives in Stockbridge with his wife, Margaret, and their two children, is an avid music fan, plays guitar, and enjoys hiking, biking, and the many cultural offerings offered in the Berkshires.