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.
438 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 7.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
21/03/2017 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
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.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by John Wright on 03/01/2017

Very high quality PowerPoint presentation with provocative visuals. James' thorough familiarity with his topic enabled him to present his material in an engaging manner but also to work with our questions/tangents. James' capacity to generate cognitive assonance by catching us with anti-intuitive ideas which challenged our assumptions was a stand-out.

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

Content covered really well. Challenging and informative. Immediately evident this is such a bigger picture concept but a teacher can make a difference in their own classroom immediately.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Janet Iacono on 03/01/2017

Interesting and engaging delivery of the content/knowledge around growth mindsets. Enjoyed the interactive activities. Would like more on practical strategies/activities to use in the school and/or classroom.

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

A very interesting course with good resources but I would’ve liked to have more practical strategies I could take back to school to share.

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

Challenging, thought-provoking at times. Great sharing of practices.

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

Impressive presentation. Skilled, highly informed, engaging.

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

More school based/classroom strategies or sharing of ideas of school based strategies.

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

Presenter was enthusiastic and engaging.

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

Challenging and worthwhile workshop. Engaging presentation.

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

Informative and supported practice with evidence.

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

Had some new ideas on Growth Mindset. The session could have improved if we were told how much ability counts.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
09/12/2016

Good course but a few more varied activities would have made it easier to stay engaged.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
09/12/2016

Some thought-provoking messages and background to the mechanics of growth mindsets.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
09/12/2016

Some more practical type to break up sitting needed. Some very interesting ideas though.


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