One of the biggest misunderstandings about Mindsets is that there are just two: a Fixed and a Growth Mindset. In the real world of the classroom, it's important to recognise that students fall along the Mindset Continuum!
To make an enduring difference to students’ Mindsets, teachers need to create Mindset Movers.
Mindset Movers are actions that move students along the Mindset Continuum. These include assessment practices, pedagogy and school structures that help to nurture a Growth Mindset in students.
As Carol Dweck points out "A Growth Mindset is not a declaration. It's a journey". This journey takes place along the Mindset Continuum.
Ultimately your success with Growth Mindset will not be measured by the number of students with Growth Mindsets. Rather, it will be measured by how far you move them along the Mindset Continuum.
In this practical new workshop, I will give you the classroom and pedagogical tools that create powerful Mindsets Movers and help your students not only develop a more growth-oriented Mindset but also achieve more growth!
$325 + GST (Australia only)
10% off for teams of 3 or more
A Growth Mindset is the belief that you can develop your most basic characteristics, such as talents and intelligence. But simply believing you can grow isn’t enough! You must learn how to achieve that growth. And this is where the role of the teacher is critical.
In this powerful and practical new workshop, James Anderson will show you how beliefs, actions and experiences interact to change students' Mindsets. He will also demonstrate how you can use this understanding to maximise the impact of the Growth Mindset initiatives in your school.
We will explore, then move beyond, social media misunderstandings about Mindsets, updating and extending psychologist Carol Dweck's important work.
Dweck emphasises that “a Growth Mindset is not a declaration, it’s a journey” – a journey along a continuum. This workshop unpacks and explains the importance of the Mindset Continuum and shows you how to move students along the continuum using Mindset Movers. These pedagogical tools shift students (and teachers) along the Mindset Continuum towards an increasingly growth-oriented Mindset.
Importantly, you will learn how to put the growth back into Growth Mindset. By combining and applying new insights into Growth Mindset, Habits of Mind and Practice, you can help create the new wave of Agile Learners. These are students who not only understand they are capable of growth but how to achieve that growth. They are increasingly responsive to change and thrive in the sort of challenging and disruptive world we expect the students of today will be living in tomorrow.
Throughout the Mindset Movers workshop, you’ll be challenged to think differently about student abilities. You will:
And much more!
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