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.
485 reviews

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.


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.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 22/05/2019 Sydney CBD Places available $389 + GST Enrol Now


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.

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Latest Reviews

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by Alasdair Sides on 04/05/2018

Very informative – great for my mindset too! A few more strategies for the school – probably in section two?


- Excellent course knowledge and presenting style.
- Informative, practical, engaging.

by Greg Butler on 04/05/2018

Very thought-provoking.


- Engaging
- Ideas Communicated well
- Reinvigorating


An insightful and interesting presentation


Excellent workshop; James is very engaging and has many working examples. The course encourages us to grow and develop our own mindset to solve issues; problem solve.


Excellent in all respects

by Candice Mannion on 04/05/2018

Made me evaluate what/how I teach the skills needed. Change starts with you as the individual. Need to build though foundational skills.


Fantastic! Very engaging and interesting


Engaging, interesting, challenging, practical


Excellent delivery and content. Just needed more participation from us (more movement needed).


Very good presenter. Very clear


Relative to teaching practice and engaging presentation. Sitting for too long though.


Very engaging presentation and helpful content. Perhaps a little too long establishing theory and could have spent more time on classroom strategies and ways of thinking/speaking/approaching teaching and assessment that will help grow Growth Mindsets. Challenged my thinking significantly. Thank you.


Challenging, energetic, humorous and research-based. The “How” of growth mindsets, including language and the way you think and speak as a teacher was challenged; especially in regards to “effort” and praising students appropriately and effectively. Great resources. Lots of reflecting to do.


A great introduction and understanding “Growth mindset” Now has me thinking how I will incorporate this into the classroom – practical activities! Do you ever offer regional courses? Eg Tamworth, Dubbo NSW


Engaging presentation. Thought provoking. A good mixture of theory and practical suggestions.


Excellent content and well delivered

About the team

James Anderson


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