Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Product Code: 6526
ISBN: 9781618216526
Pages: 144
Availability: In stock.

Have you ever thought about your dreams and if you could achieve them? Guess what? You can! It just takes changing the way you think to change your life. Unlock the secrets to success in school, sports, music, art—just about anything in life—with the information in Nothing You Can’t Do!: The Secret Power of Growth Mindsets. By discovering the secrets included in this illustrated, funny, and interactive book, you’ll learn how to develop a growth mindset, where you look at life through a more optimistic lens, learn how to handle mistakes in a positive way, and find all of the possibilities in yourself, even those you didn’t know were there! With the power of a growth mindset, there’s nothing you can’t do!

Check out this guide for using Nothing You Can't Do! in the classroom!.

Ages 9–12

Webinar Featuring Mary Cay Ricci

Growth Mindsets in the Classroom from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


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by Nina Lattimore
on 8/14/2018
from MD
Mindset Moments Matter at our School
As an elementary school principal our staff  understands the importance of social and emotional effects on building relationships with students and student achievement. Mrs. Ricci's books provides our students will practical ways to carry a growth mindset in and out of the classroom.  Throughout classroom discussions and the language used within the text are mindsets have taken a shift at CHES. 
by Carol Byrd
on 7/24/2018
from Nashville, TN
Advanced Academic Resource Teacher/Numeracy Coach
Growth Mindset is huge topic among educators, but I haven't seen anything like this explicitly for students.  Children will benefit from kid friendly language of brain research and the opportunities for written reflection and practice. Video clips (QR code access) are powerful and perfectly set within the text and reference section. Appreciative of goal setting piece, and I give thumbs up to the section on standards based grading and feedback (Schimmer fan) and “how to talk to adults”.  While ideal for middle school, this will work well for 4th graders in gifted and talented programs, however ways to scaffold for 3rd graders as well. I plan to foster more thinking skills development opportunities for high ability, yet underachieving learners with this as beginning of the year group read and lessons.  I will be recommending this book to staff and families that wish to support children well by empowering understanding and cultivation of Growth Mindset.  Excited for this new resource!
by Tricia Blackman
on 2/26/2018
from Maryland
Powerful and clear resource for kids to learn about growth mindset!
This is a wonderful resource for kids...and parents. As an educator and parent, this book is the first resource I have read that really breaks down the topic with young people as the audience. From the first page, the interactive text/illustrations are totally relatable. I read this book with my daughter, and she enjoyed writing in the book and responding to the prompts. It was powerful to see her share thoughts about her own fixed mindsets. The book also talks about the science of how our brain learns. This was very intriguing and kid-friendly. I even find that we both sprinkle “mindset talk” into our discussions now.  There are a ton of extra resources throughout like links to YouTube videos via QR codes, which makes reading interactive. As an educator, I found that the book did a great job of talking with kids about “giftedness” and how labels can impact self-perception and mindset. I would highly recommend this read for kids, and it can foster some great parent discussions as well.
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Review by: Anya Ambarish, Metropolitam Washington Mensa - October 18, 2018
I grew as a person in a few ways by reading this book. By doing the activities, I have realized the areas that I have a fixed mindset in, and how to change to a growth mindset. I would recommend this book to any reader 6 and above. This book should be read by elementary schoolers and full-grown adults alike. Everyone can harness the power of a growth mindset, and this book presents the information in an easily comprehensible way.
Review by: Lisa Conrad, Gifted Parenting Support - September 16, 2018
Nothing You Can’t Do! from Mary Cay Ricci is aimed at middle-schoolers and would be useful in regular education classrooms as well as a motivational curriculum for guidance counselors. As such, teachers should be prepared to provide paper or a notebook for students if they intend to reuse their copies.
Review by: Jeffrey Shoemaker, Ramblings of a Gfted Teacher - September 9, 2018
I highly recommend this book to all gifted educators to who have students who need a little help in changing their mindset. This book gives students the opportunity to interact with the concepts and tips to help them grow. Nothing You Can’t Do! is a great resource that should be utilized by gifted educators who know their students would benefit from a change of mindsets.
Review by: Sonja, Kids' BookBuzz - May 1, 2018
I highly recommend this book for anyone around 7–14, who is interested in a growth mindset. This helpful book also might be good for children in this age range with self-esteem issues.
Review by: Barbara Gruener, The Corner on Character - February 4, 2018
From the moment I opened the front cover, the counselor in me kept thinking that my students are going to connect with and love this book; the mom in me wished I’d have had it when my own now-adult children were in their middle years . . . I enthusiastically recommend that you check out this treasure trove.

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