The Power of YET: 40+ Songs for Supporting a Growth Mindset

Music can have a powerful effect on the brain, and so can one’s mindset. Growth mindset is the belief that one’s abilities, talents, and skills can be improved through education and hard work. In this post, we’re combining music and growth mindset in one amazing playlist. We asked the Free Spirit staff to share songs that fit the theme of growth mindset. From “Itsy Bitsy Spider” to “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty, you’ll find over 40 songs that can help develop a growth mindset. Use our playlist to create one for your classroom—or for yourself! Not all songs are appropriate for all ages. Listen to the songs first and use your judgment before sharing in the classroom.

Did we miss a song? Share it in the comments below.

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4 Responses to The Power of YET: 40+ Songs for Supporting a Growth Mindset

  1. Kdubbs says:

    Some other songs:
    “A Million Dreams” by Ziv Zaifman from the movie The Greatest Showman
    “We are the Champions” by Queen

  2. Kdubbs says:

    Another song to include is “Get Back Up Again” from the movie Trolls.

  3. Tammy Kelley says:

    Don’t forget The Middle by Jimmy Eat World

  4. Julie Wernette says:

    I’ve been using some of these songs already because they speak to the same message I give my students everyday. I’m a special education teacher and my message to our students is that nothing defines you more than your unwillingness to give up. Thank you for some more songs with great lyrics that add and reinforce my message!

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