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.
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.
There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (VIC) at this time.
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.
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.
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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Thorough presentation, excellent content for an introduction into GM.
Lots of anecdotal examples. Very interesting, well presented.
Really clear. Great PD session.
James was excellent in all aspects of his presentation. Well prepared, enthusiastic and covered all contents in an informative manner. Great examples, approachable and certainly a presenter to follow up in the future for more professional development. James was so inspiring that I will most certainly follow up with the key points raised throughout the workshop.
The session was very informative and we learned some practical strategies. It was interesting to learn about how we can assess students about standard and process.
Great understanding of content. Great strategies for implementation into schools. Informative. Overall great session.
Outstanding, engaging, informative, humorous. Has encouraged me to reflect deeply on what I am currently doing and how I am going to support students in developing a higher growth mindset moving forward. Loved the standard and process for assessment especially starting at a primary level. A huge thank you to James. What a superstar presenter!
Great knowledge with real life examples and practical suggestions.
I really loved this course. It was informative and engaging and has provided me with insight and effective strategies. I think the growth mindset and developing teacher understanding of it, is going to be very important at our school. So great to have an Australian expert – have had a lot to listen to Canadians/Americans.
Very engaging and interesting.
Well presented. Great clarification of process.
Very informative. Dynamic and interesting presenter.
Interesting content made me reassess some of my strategies when working with low-engaged students. Increasing more explicit praise and effort-based praise.
Really hit the mark.
Really useful ideas for implementation. Thought-provoking.
Relevant. Would have liked more of how it looks in the classroom.
I could listen to the presenter forever. Such engaging ideas.
Very interesting course that allowed me to reflect on my teaching process.
Very interesting and thought-provoking.
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.