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.
393 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    
30/08/2016 Northern Sydney Places available $300 + GST See More
07/09/2016 Adelaide Places available $300 + GST See More
18/10/2016 Brisbane - North Places available $300 + GST See More
19/10/2016 Sydney CBD Rescheduled $354 + GST
21/11/2016 Melbourne - West Places available $354 + GST See More
29/11/2016 Sydney CBD Places available $354 + GST See More

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
by Mel Dodds on 12/04/2016

Great knowledge with real life examples and practical suggestions.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

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.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Very engaging and interesting.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by David Roach on 12/04/2016

Well presented. Great clarification of process.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Very informative. Dynamic and interesting presenter.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Interesting content made me reassess some of my strategies when working with low-engaged students. Increasing more explicit praise and effort-based praise.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Really hit the mark.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Really useful ideas for implementation. Thought-provoking.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Relevant. Would have liked more of how it looks in the classroom.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Helen Glover on 12/04/2016

I could listen to the presenter forever. Such engaging ideas.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Very interesting course that allowed me to reflect on my teaching process.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Very interesting and thought-provoking.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Motivating, informative and definitely provided strategies that can be taken and used in current classes.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Well presented, inspiring and thought-provoking content. More concrete strategies would have been helpful although probably difficult when audience contexts are so different.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Very engaging and interesting course. Well presented and will be very useful in the classroom.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Stephen Smith on 12/04/2016

Would like more emphasis on strategies to support student welfare, coping with setbacks, etc.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Inspiring, entertaining, thought-provoking and practical. Great presentation. I’m motivated to implement strategies and continue to learn about mindsets/habits of mind.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Fantastic! Many light bulb moments and a great new perspective for my career as a beginning teacher. Looking forward to putting it into practice. Extremely important, useful and effective information to use in the classroom and planning.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
12/04/2016

Fantastic overview. With clear goals, evidence, examples of where to go in the classroom. Can’t wait to put it into practice.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Diana Shilland on 12/04/2016

Comprehensive discussion of mindsets and philosophy behind education and motivation. Lots of food for thought on definition of success and intelligence.


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