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.
523 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.

Teaching Standards
1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.6.2 Proficient Level – Evaluate and improve teaching programs
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation
5.2.2 Proficient Level – Provide feedback to students on their learning
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 5.2.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of 1. Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

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
10/10/2019

Very insightful and beneficial.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Jenna Woodland on 10/10/2019

Fabulous course. Absolutely brilliant content and delivery. Thank you.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Hamish Mckendry on 10/10/2019

Clearly and charismatically presented. Breaks up key points with humour, and uses lots of examples to reinforce ideas.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
10/10/2019

Well presented. Personally found a bit too much repetition of key concepts, but colleagues found the repetition appropriate.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
10/10/2019

The course was eye opening. Can’t wait to start the journey of putting it into practice.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
10/10/2019

Presented in a down to earth way, that makes the content relatable. James was approachable and very keen to answer any questions or concerns.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Gemma Hughes on 10/10/2019

Coherent development of my knowledge and understandigng of this topic. Delivered in an engaging, powerful and practical way.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
10/10/2019

Lots more examples and practical ideas. Thanks.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Alexandra Zoupantis on 10/10/2019

This was an excellent presentation providing numberous practical strategies for the implementation of a growth mindset. I’d highly recommend this course to any school/teacher.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Maryanne Murray on 10/10/2019

Very informative – will be going back to school trying to use ideas learnt today and keen to read more about the work.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
10/10/2019

Presenter was very knowledgeable of the content and was very interesting.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
10/10/2019

It was a very useful course

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Dominic Wakely on 10/10/2019

Very informative not only for students but for myself. Relates to music very well. Highly applicable strategies.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
by Peter Nousis on 10/10/2019

Best coverage and practical application of growth mindset that I have come across, all teachers should be exposed to it.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
17/04/2019

Great course content.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
17/04/2019

Great content and very relevant to the school context.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
17/04/2019
Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
17/04/2019

Great course, very insightful and engaging presenter.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
17/04/2019

A lot of information to process and would be great to do a workshop (ongoing) over a longer period of time so as to digest and apply to our setting/subject. Otherwise, and engaging and informative day – with lots to come.

Mindsets - Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom
17/04/2019

Easy to access, clear, will be able to implement.


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