Developing Growth Mindsets (K-12)


After understanding the positive impact of a growth mindset, the next step is for an educator to bring that knowledge to the classroom. So how do we teach it? Classroom implementation isn’t easy because Dweck’s work is a behavioral theory based on research and observation and does not focus on classroom practice. In an article entitled, Dweck Revisits the Growth Mindset, Dweck says it best: “the path to a growth mindset is a journey, not a proclamation.”

In their book, The Growth Mindset Coach, Annie Brock and Heather Hundley outline the preparations and requirements needed for that journey. Both practical and teacher-friendly, the book outlines methods you can use to model, teach and motivate your students to adopt a growth mindset throughout the school year.

Educators taking this course will develop a deeper understanding of a growth mindset and learn strategies to teach it in the classroom. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate-level course intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.

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