eXtra Effort Xaiden - Growth Mindset

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). 

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)

8.   See more resources below.

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


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

The Most Magnificent Thing
By Ashley Spires
The Other Side
By Jacqueline Woodson
Rosie Revere, Engineer
By Andrea Beaty

Do you have difficulty getting your homework done?  This book offers several tips that may help you!

Bubble Gum Brain
By Julia Cook

Caiden knows that when you get knocked down in life, you get up again!

Have you ever wanted to know your learning style.  Click here to take an assessment.

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
By Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan
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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
By Mark Pett, Gary Rubinstein

Can you turn your mistakes into something beautiful?  This story will remind you to not give up during school and remember that mistakes are for learning.  

Beautiful Oops!
By Barney Saltzberg
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