eXtra Effort Xaiden - Growth Mindset

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eXtra Effort Xaiden is the twenty-fourth of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Xaiden encourages perseverance to achieve long- and short-term goals (ASCA Behavior - Self-Management Skill Standard 5). Xaiden also fosters a belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes (ASCA Mindset 5).

Chalkboard Quotes

Be a CHAMPION!  FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO, INSTEAD OF WHAT YOU CAN'T!  Disabilities don't limit your possibilities!


Video: eXtra Effort Xiaden’s video on growth mindset


Powerful You Intermediate Instructions

20-25 minutes per week for each of the 26 social skills lessons

1.    Breathe and Stretch before every lesson.  Feel the benefits in YOUR body and mind.  Kids love the breathing ball

2.   Read the true short story from the 8.5 x 11 Powerful You Educator Cards and watch connection radiate in your class.

3.    Stand tall and practice positive self-talk.

4.   Open the lines of communication by allowing children turn & talk time with each journaling question from the Powerful You Educator Card. (use transition chime to move through questions quickly)

5.   Display the Classroom Social Skills Sign.  Leave a classroom footprint of emotional wellness. 

6.   Use the Powerful You Book for positive quotes and additional activities that correspond to each A-Z lesson. Add your ideas to this resource book.  You are more powerful than you know!  

7.   Purchase The Powerful You Educator Kit . (Includes all resources for grades 3 and up)

The Other Side
By Jacqueline Woodson
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
By Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan
The Most Magnificent Thing
By Ashley Spires

Xaiden loves these books about learning from mistakes and never giving up!

Beautiful Oops!
By Barney Saltzberg
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
By Mark Pett, Gary Rubinstein
rebecca wells