Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom

James Anderson
Engaging and thoughtful
In this powerful workshop you'll learn to apply the principles of Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset in your classroom. James is Australia's only certified Mindset trainer.
Target Audience
All primary and secondary teachers interested in improving student motivation and performance through developing Growth Mindsets.
453 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Do you want to develop a Growth Mindset in your students? Would you like to learn the strategies, techniques and approaches that will engender and develop the Growth Mindset in your classroom?

The research of internationally renowned psychologist Carol Dweck has repeatedly demonstrated the importance of a Growth Mindset to student motivation and achievement.

Led by Australia and New Zealand’s only certified Mindset trainer, James Anderson, this workshop will show you how to think like a Growth Mindset teacher.

Contrary to some reports, Mindset is not about belief. It’s about understanding. It’s about an understanding of what truly builds talent, abilities and indeed intelligence. Over the course of the day you’ll learn to identify the roots of your student’s, parent’s and perhaps your own fixed mindset as you uncover the scientific basis behind the acquisition of talent.

James will then show you how to apply these understandings in your classroom. Using practical strategies James will help you shift your teaching focus from content and standards, to process and growth. As a result you will encourage the development of a Growth Mindset and improve student motivation and performance.

Finally James will show you how to “talk the talk” as we investigate praise and feedback from the perspective of the Growth Mindset. You’ll leave with a powerful set of tools that can be applied to classroom conversation, feedback on assignments and assessment tasks, as well as reporting.

Check out the feedback of other teachers who have attended this five star course. This is a powerful workshop, but it’s not complex. The ideas are easily adopted into your everyday classroom practice.

Audience

All primary and secondary teachers interested in improving student motivation and performance through developing Growth Mindsets.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Discover the power of Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset with Australia’s only certified Mindset trainer James Anderson.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
23/08/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $379 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Session 1: Excellence and the Growth Mindset

2 hours

The whole concept of Mindsets rests on a foundation of decades of research into how individuals acquire skills, talents and abilities. In this first session you’ll explore concepts of intelligence, deliberate practice, the greatness gap, Habits of Mind, and the “Goldilocks Zone” to develop and understanding of the science behind the acquisition of excellence and the root of most peoples misunderstandings that leads to a fixed mindset.

The Growth Mindset Classroom

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this session we look at how to apply the concepts of the Growth Mindset in your classroom. Practical strategies are explored as themes for developing a more growth mindset oriented classroom. An emphasis is placed on shifting teacher focus from content and standards, to growth and process, in order to develop a growth mindset.

Talking the Talk

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this session we explore the importance of praise and feedback in the Growth Mindset Classroom. Practical examples and approaches are illustrated to give teachers the tools they need to apply growth mindset approaches when giving student feedback, assessment and reporting.

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

Entertaining,great examples,answered questions in detail.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

An engaging presenter.Gave me a lot to think about.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

Well presented,quality information and approaches to teaching and implementing potential changes.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

Great presenter, enthusiastic and uses great examples to explain concepts/ideas. Thank you! Really enjoyed it. I needed to be doing something more active. Not sure how but more interactive activities.Need to move around.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Arbella Karim on 29/03/2017

Very engaging.Actually, the most engaging PD I have been to.Seriously! I feel as though we needed to hear more about how to encourage students who don’t want to learn at all. How do you grow their mindset?

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Alyse Penberthy on 29/03/2017

Mind blowing thoughts and as predicted by James, “well duh” moments.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

Very entertaining, informative and challenging.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

Absolutely loved it. Very thought provoking and has left me with many challenges to put into place in my school.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

James has an in-depth knowledge of the topic and delivers it in accessable and inspirational manner.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

James was great – he was informative, enthusiastic and gave tips/ideas that developed Growth Mindsets.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

Well presented,timed day.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Kate Bradley on 29/03/2017

This cleared up a lot of misconceptions that I had about Growth Mindset. It was clear and explained well. It was also filled with achievable concepts and goals that could be taken to the classroom and school.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Sarah Hansen on 29/03/2017

Very informative, challenging and entertaining. Course presenter knows his content well and engaged the group throughout the day.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
29/03/2017

Informative.Engaging.Relevant.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Nikki Logan on 29/03/2017

The course effectively unpacked ideas and misconceptions about fixed and growth mindset. The strategies provided were simple and easy to implement. I look forward to adapting these in my classroom/teaching practice.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
03/01/2017

Excellent presenter. Enjoyed small group work and the strategy used.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
03/01/2017

Some more time on application beyond theory would be great (e.g. language).

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
03/01/2017

Thank you for all your efforts.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
03/01/2017

Very interesting and engaging speaker.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
03/01/2017

Great! broken down into sections that were clear and practical.


About the team


James Anderson

Creator

James Anderson is the director and principal consultant of Mindful by Design. An experienced and successful teacher, James began working with Art Costa’s Habits of Mind in his own classroom in 2000. James is a highly experienced and engaging presenter with experience at all levels of schooling from early learning through to tertiary.

Check out the Habits of Mind website