A Mindset for Success: Using Our Brains as Educators

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“If our schools are to truly bring about the kind of advances that are both desired andrequired by the changing world that we live in (and that our children will inhabit in thefuture) then things must change. And a critical part of that change is for schools tomove away from many of the talent and IQ myths that presently exist. Schools muststop categorising students in a way that is damaging their ability to grow and develop.”

This is why understanding what “mindsets” is all about, and what it isn’t, and thentaking action on this within schools, has to be a major priority. This one-day institutewill give you the opportunity to reflect on what mindsets are, why a focus on mindsetsin schools is important and how you can take action both in the classroom, and thewhole school, to make real changes that will benefit all students.

There are three themes that will run throughout this institute. These are that:

  • the beliefs of students are of crucial importance to their learning
  • our beliefs, as educators, about the students can have a profound “Pygmalion”effect upon them
  • the potential for achievement and success, that each of us possess through theimmense capacity of our brains, is enormous and largely unknowable.

Who should attend?

This one-day institute is relevant for all those who have a responsibility for the careand development of young people in our schools. Specifically, this day will support:

  • all those who are interested in finding out what the research evidence tells usabout mindsets and how they can practically implement this in their school
  • school leaders who are interested to fi nd out how they can develop a constructiveculture of growth mindsets in their school
  • teachers who want to learn how to bring the ideas about mindsets into theirclassrooms on a daily basis.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Learn why brain and mind matters, and what we as educators, and students,should know.
  • Practise effective feedback.
  • Learn what the research says is the most important thing that parents can do.
  • Take on board the locus of control (LOC).
  • Learn how to be a positive classroom wizard.
  • Undertake review and actions.

Additional Information

SKU CONF2019FAH
Session Session 3 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Day Day 2
Strand Mindset / Social Emotional

“If our schools are to truly bring about the kind of advances that are both desired andrequired by the changing world that we live in (and that our children will inhabit in thefuture) then things must change. And a critical part of that change is for schools tomove away from many of the talent and IQ myths that presently exist. Schools muststop categorising students in a way that is damaging their ability to grow and develop.”

This is why understanding what “mindsets” is all about, and what it isn’t, and thentaking action on this within schools, has to be a major priority. This one-day institutewill give you the opportunity to reflect on what mindsets are, why a focus on mindsetsin schools is important and how you can take action both in the classroom, and thewhole school, to make real changes that will benefit all students.

There are three themes that will run throughout this institute. These are that:

  • the beliefs of students are of crucial importance to their learning
  • our beliefs, as educators, about the students can have a profound “Pygmalion”effect upon them
  • the potential for achievement and success, that each of us possess through theimmense capacity of our brains, is enormous and largely unknowable.

Who should attend?

This one-day institute is relevant for all those who have a responsibility for the careand development of young people in our schools. Specifically, this day will support:

  • all those who are interested in finding out what the research evidence tells usabout mindsets and how they can practically implement this in their school
  • school leaders who are interested to fi nd out how they can develop a constructiveculture of growth mindsets in their school
  • teachers who want to learn how to bring the ideas about mindsets into theirclassrooms on a daily basis.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Learn why brain and mind matters, and what we as educators, and students,should know.
  • Practise effective feedback.
  • Learn what the research says is the most important thing that parents can do.
  • Take on board the locus of control (LOC).
  • Learn how to be a positive classroom wizard.
  • Undertake review and actions.