Would you like to build resiliency and perserverance in your students? Imagine a learning community where optimism is contagious, mistakes are expected, struggle is embraced, perseverance and resiliency are nurtured and valued, and growth is the focus. In other words, imagine a growth mindset learning community. In this interactive seminar, you will explore a variety of strategies to build a growth mindset learning environment in your classroom and school. The focus for this seminar will be to provude ideas and strategies for cultivating perserverance and resilience in your students, and to help them build a conceptual understanding of the brain, growth mindset feedback, and critical reasoning. You will explore literature that can be used to teach growth mindset principles. Discover some of the barriers and common misunderstandings surrounding growth and fixed mindsets and learn ways to help students overcome these hurdles. You will leave this workshop with ideas and strategies that can be implemented immediately in your classroom as well as your own goals for creating a growth mindset learning community.

Check-in registration begins at 7:45am.

The workshop runs from 8:15am - 2:30pm.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will be able to:

  • Motivate students through teaching them about how their brains learn
  • Develop ways to nurture and build resilience and perseverance in students
  • Understand why fixed and growth mindset thinking is important for our children
  • Identify ways to help students learn from mistakes and failure and embrace challenges
  • Implement a variety of strategies for building a growth mindset learning environment
  • Discover how to use children’s books as a catalyst for discussing growth mindsets
  • Help students set goals and use productive struggle


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This seminar is applicable for K-12 teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, counselors, and other educators that support classroom instruction.
 

WORKSHOP LEADER
 

ricciMary Cay Ricci, MSEd, is a former elementary and middle school teacher, central office administrator, and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Education. She is also the NYT bestselling education author of Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Growth Mindset Learning Community (2013). Mary Cay Ricci is also author of Nothing You Can’t Do! The Secret Power of Growth Mindsets (2018) and Ready to Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom (2015) and co-author of Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids (2016). She currently consults, lectures, and provides professional learning sessions across the United States and Canada.