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GRIT, PERSEVERANCE and MINDSET: Practical, Proven Strategies for Increasing Learning (Grades 1-5)

Presented by Lynn Stenroos
Award-winning Teacher and National Trainer

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Specifically Designed for Grades 1-5 Educators: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators

  • Highly-effective techniques to help you develop a positive growth mindset in your grades 1-5 students
  • Proven strategies to improve your students’ engagement, attitude, grit, and perseverance
  • The best, most current strategies for building students’ motivation, responsibility, self-control, and cooperation
  • Receive an extensive grit, perseverance and mindset resource handbook, filled with strategies designed to increase your students’ intrinsic motivation, emotional intelligence and determination to succeed

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This practical seminar is designed to help you significantly increase your students’ motivation, grit, determination, and perseverance. You will learn powerful ways to help your students develop a positive growth mindset and develop a stronger capacity to actively engage in the learning process, give their best efforts in school, and to persevere when they meet obstacles to their achievement.

Lynn Stenroos, an award-winning educator and outstanding national trainer, will provide a compelling research-based rationale and dozens of specific, practical structures and strategies that have the power to help all students in grades 1-5 become successful. By applying these strategies you can improve students’ attitudes toward themselves as learners, decrease off-task or disruptive behavior, increase your teaching time, strengthen student engagement, and increase learning.

The focus of the day will be on specific classroom practices that increase motivation and perseverance in all students, including “unmotivated” or oppositional students. The goal is to help you increase responsible behavior, motivate greater student effort and produce strong gains in student learning.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Help Your Students Develop a Positive Growth Mindset
    A positive growth mindset is essential for developing a positive attitude toward academic achievement … Learn specific ways to help your students develop a positive attitude toward assignments and classwork, and explore the latest research in what growth mindset is and ISN’T
  2. Help Your Students Develop Grit, Perseverance and Determination
    Learn specific ways of increasing students’ grit, determination and passion for learning as well as changing students’ attitude toward setbacks or failure … Build the key skill of perseverance
  3. Use Failure as a Powerful Pathway to Achievement
    Looking at FAILure as a First Attempt In Learning can change the landscape of your learning environment … Specific ways to help your students accept failure as part of the process in real learning
  4. Increase Student Learning and Achievement
    Learn specific structures, activities and practices that increase socially responsible behavior, high quality learning and that maximize academic performance
  5. Help Students See Their Primary Role as Learners
    Gain specific strategies for empowering students to become self-motivated learners who understand their roles and responsibilities in the teaching/learning process … Increase self-regulation skills
  6. Inspire Maximum Student Effort and Student Agency
    Specific ways to create the conditions for students to surpass expectations … How to best inspire your students to give their maximum efforts and strive for excellence in their work and behavior
  7. Integrate Mindset and Visible Learning
    Develop new, unique learning strategies to meet varied and appropriate-level challenging goals for all your students
  8. Reduce Negative Behaviors and Increase Positive, Productive Attitudes and Behaviors
    Prevent discipline problems before they occur and gain specific ideas for how to handle them when they do occur … Encourage positive, productive work behaviors
  9. Discover the Keys to Effective Feedback
    Learn how the manner in which we provide praise can either hinder or help academic and social growth … Provide process praise rather than outcome praise
  10. Receive a Valuable Resource Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive a resource handbook filled with ideas, strategies and activities designed to increase students’ grit, motivation and growth mindset

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Specific strategies to improve students’ attitudes toward learning and their self-concept as learners
  • Practical approaches to increase students’ “grit” — their engagement in the learning process and their ability to persevere
  • How to help students choose a positive growth mindset
  • What research says about how you can help motivate students to give their best efforts
  • Practical strategies for preventing discipline problems from occurring and how to handle them if they do occur
  • How to create a culture of accountability where students take responsibility for their efforts and achievements
  • Practical approaches to building positive, trusting relationships with students and creating a learning community where students will put forth their maximum efforts
  • How to create a physically and emotionally safe, orderly classroom climate where grit, motivation and mindset can thrive
  • Engaging and relevant instructional strategies that increase student interest and students’ time‑on‑task
  • Highly effective ways to inspire students to persevere and strive for excellence in their work and behaviors
  • Learn how our perception of behavioral intent affects our capacity to deal with it and what to do about it
  • Communication strategies that lead to positive behavioral and attitudinal changes
  • Practical strategies for increasing student responsibility for their learning and behaviors
  • Specific ideas for creating a joyful learning climate and culture for the teacher as well as students
  • Help students develop strong, positive mental models to improve learning, integrity and purpose
  • How to respond effectively to the “I can’t” language or the self‑defeating attitude of some students
  • Ways to motivate the unmotivated, disengaged students to reengage and give their best efforts during class time and in their school work

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Over the course of my teaching career, I have worked with dozens of students, many of whom would be categorized as “unmotivated learners.” They perceived themselves as “dumb,” “not good at learning, writing, math, etc.” and gave up when faced with the rigor of the classroom. Many others just didn’t see the value in engaging in the learning process and gave up before they even began.

When I gained an understanding of the keys to internal motivation and intentionally addressed them through my management and instructional practices, my classroom was transformed into a place where all students were actively engaged, disruptive behaviors disappeared, and everyone put forth greater efforts to increase their learning and academic success.

This seminar is based on fifty years of motivation research, my personal experience as a classroom teacher in grades 1-5 and upon ideas I’ve learned from the outstanding educators I have had the privilege to work with in my career.

Over the years, I have presented these ideas and practical strategies to educators throughout North America. The enthusiastic feedback I receive from these trainings encourages me to continue sharing practical ideas and strategies that bring out the best in students.

If you are looking for specific, practical ways to motivate students to improve their attitude toward learning and school, give their maximum efforts, increase their engagement, improve their ability to persevere, and strive to achieve, I encourage you to join me for this highly interactive one-day seminar. I have packed the day with strategies you can use to create a culture of academic excellence and personal (and social) responsibility in your grades 1-5 classroom.

I look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,
Lynn Stenroos

P.S. Although the ideas I present are research-based, my focus will be on sharing the practical ways any educator can increase students’ motivation and willingness to give their best efforts.

Who Should Attend

Grades 1-5 Educators: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

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

  • Strategies for increasing students’ motivation and engagement
  • Practical approaches to increasing students’ grit, their determination, ability to learn from failure, and their perseverance
  • Proven approaches to helping students achieve a growth mindset
  • Ideas for building responsibility and cooperative behaviors in all your students
  • Powerful ways to increase the engagement and participation of students
  • Specific ways to motivate the unmotivated learners in grades 1-5
  • How to build positive, respectful relationships with and among students

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in helping students increase their grit, perseverance and mindset.

Consultation Available
Lynn Stenroos 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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