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Practical Strategies to Develop a Positive GROWTH MINDSET to Increase Your Students' Grit, Motivation and Responsibility for Their School Success (Grades 3-12)

Presented by MaryAnn Brittingham
Outstanding Educator and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Instructional Specialists and Coaches, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, School Psychologists, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators Serving Grades 3-12

  • Ready-to-use resources to help all your students develop a positive growth mindset to increase their success in school, both socially and academically
  • Response strategies to reduce “I can’t” language and self-defeating attitudes and thinking of students with a fixed mindset
  • Research-based strategies to increase student grit to help students do their best and persevere when the going gets tough
  • Understand the barriers to developing a growth mindset and help your students work toward overcoming them – learn why they are stuck in a fixed mindset that prevents success

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Among the many challenges we face as teachers, often the most difficult is how to engage students who seem unreachable, unmotivated, resist or refuse to participate, and disrupt other students. Many just don’t believe they can be successful and are doomed to failure. We now know that we can teach our students to move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, changing how they think about their own abilities and responsibility for learning.

This practical seminar is designed to give you strategies, activities and ideas to help students develop a growth mindset and a stronger capacity to actively engage in the learning process, put forth their best efforts and persevere when they meet obstacles. MaryAnn Brittingham will give you dozens of specific, practical structures, strategies and resources that have the power to help all students become more successful. Implementing these valuable and must-have strategies will improve your students’ attitudes toward themselves as learners, decrease destructive self-talk and disruptive behavior, while increasing your time to teach and develop greater student energy, engagement and achievement.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Help All Your Students Develop Growth Mindsets
    Practical ways to help students choose a positive growth mindset to increase their academic and behavioral success … Discover how fixed and growth mindsets affect behavior and achievement and how you impact the mindsets of all your students
  2. Teach Students that 75% of Achievement is Effort and a Mere 25% is Intelligence
    The development of skills such as perseverance, resiliency, grit, emotional regulation, and optimism is vital, so they need to be deliberately taught, modeled and promoted in the classroom … Practical and doable strategies to teach your students that grades are earned, not gifted
  3. How Judgment and Compassion Play a Role in Your Success with Students
    Learn ways to teach students how to deal with the hidden messages of their self-talk … Judgment vs compassion and knowing the difference it can make for you and your students
  4. How You Can Make Growth Mindset a Daily Habit
    Learn the key components necessary to teach a positive growth mindset and how to incorporate them into your daily lessons … Make growth mindset a daily habit for you and your students
  5. How to Give Feedback to Your Students and Use Rubrics for Student Self-Evaluation
    Give feedback to help your students learn that success comes through struggle and practice … If it comes easy, it’s not challenging enough … Rubrics you can use to get your students thinking daily about their mindset
  6. Incorporate What We Know About How the Brain Works Into Your Instruction
    Teach students how the brain works in order to keep or break habits … Simple ways we can teach students to grow, rewire and change their brain and their thinking
  7. Practical Ideas to Help Your Students Learn from Failure and See its Value in Learning
    Practical ideas you can use to change the meaning of failure in your classroom … Create a classroom where students are taught to learn from mistakes rather than fearing failure and giving up before trying
  8. Tips for Changing How You Correct and Critique Students to Build Self-Confidence
    Simple ways to change how to talk to your students that will help them hear the intended message … Easy ways to reframe what you say to promote a positive action from students
  9. Help Students Focus on and Value the Process of Learning
    Learn ways to teach your students to focus on the processs of learning vs. grades … Improve students’ self-perceptions of intelligence and worth while eliminating fixed mindsets
  10. Receive an Extensive Growth Mindset Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with practical strategies and useful resources presented in this seminar

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical strategies to establish and maintain a growth mindset classroom
  • Teach students the power and value of optimism, flexibility and resilience, especially with the influence they experience with social media
  • How to make growth mindset a daily habit in your classroom
  • Key elements to incorporate growth mindset principles into every lesson
  • Realistic and doable strategies to create an emotionally safe classroom through building trusting relationships
  • Ready- to-use resources to build a growth mindset in your classroom, including mindset assessment tools
  • Discover how mindset affects school achievement and how you can help students see differently
  • Help your students see the value in risk-taking through strategies that teach the value of the process of learning
  • Rubrics to help your students self-evaluate their thinking
  • Use process praise to improve your students’ attitudes toward themselves and their work
  • Teach your students that struggling is a part of learning and in fact, necessary for learning
  • How our own fixed and growth mindsets impact the behavior of our students and ourselves
  • Increase student energy and engagement in your classroom with strategies based on brain research
  • Strategies to change the meaning of failure and effort in your classroom and school
  • Storytelling strategies to form positive mental pathways
  • How to practice positive self-talk to build habits of resilience through productive inner dialogue
  • Judgment vs compassion and the difference it can make for you and your students
  • Help your students regulate their thinking, emotions and behaviors for success
  • How to make a positive growth mindset a part of your daily classroom culture so your students choose to take responsibility

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Most educators are not aware that almost 75% of achievement is a product of psychological skills and a mere 25% is due to actual IQ. The development of skills such as perseverance, resiliency, grit, emotional regulation, and optimism is vital, so they need to be deliberately taught, modeled and promoted in the classroom. It is my hope that this seminar will open new doors to better help you reach the needs of your students using a growth mindset set of strategies.

This seminar will be the spark that reignites your passion for teaching, as you leave with the desire to transform the lives of your unreachable students. You will learn practical strategies that can be used immediately within your classroom to help your students move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. We will cover ways to teach students how to increase their academic success using growth mindset skills and strategies, and quickly become aware of their own negative self-defeating attitudes that get in the way of learning and controlling their emotions. We will also discuss how to change the meaning of failure and teach students that struggling is a part of learning.

Come and learn numerous strategies and interventions to make a significant difference for all your students! You can help your unmotivated, underachieving students improve their performance and expand their potential!

MaryAnn Brittingham

P.S. This seminar is a must if you have students who give up easily, believe they cannot succeed and don’t take risks for fear of failure.

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers, Instructional Specialists and Coaches, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, School Psychologists, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators serving grades 3-12.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Classroom practices to teach growth mindsets
  • Mindset assessments to evaluate your students’ growth mindset
  • Numerous strategies to keep growth mindsets alive in the classroom
  • Simple ways to explain how the brain works
  • Activities to wake up the brain and to create a cohesive classroom environment
  • A variety of ways to learn from failure

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in increasing their students’ growth mindset and responsibility for their school work.

Consultation Available
MaryAnn Brittingham will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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