Daily SEL Lesson – Growth Mindset 4/14

Welcome to the CLS Daily SEL lesson. Each day, Monday through Friday, we will provide a new social-emotional learning lesson designed to build emotional intelligence and resilience. There will be a lesson for elementary students and a lesson for secondary students that include media (videos, audios, or text) and simple step-by-step instructions.

We hope that the lessons are helpful to you and your children.

Weekly Focus: Growth Mindset

Elementary Lesson – You Can Learn Anything


  1. Watch the video.
  2. Draw a timeline of the things you may learn over your lifetime.
  3. Complete the sentence “I really want to learn:_______.”

Secondary Lesson – Carol Dweck Video


  1. Watch the video and take a few notes.
  2. What specific things have you told yourself that you could not do? Rephrase your thinking and list 4 new statements ending with “yet.”
  3. Examples: I cannot do math, yet. I am just not a person who can ride a bike, yet.
  4. Make small signs with each Power of Yet statement and put them around your room.