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Course Date

May 22, 2018

Course Cost


Lunch included. Coffee & Registration from 9.30 am

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

Grosvenor Street Haymarket

EH12 5EF

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

For – All teachers with an interest in enhancing a Growth Mindset culture in the classroom

GROWTH MINDSET – from theory to practice

The day will be led by Mike Gershon, an educational consultant

Mike is the author of over 30 books on learning and teaching and is the creator of two bestselling online courses, covering outstanding teaching and growth mindsets, in conjunction with the 2016 BETT award-winning TES Institute. The day will be broken into 4 sessions:

Session One: Growth Mindsets - Theory and Practice Introduction
This session will examine the theory and research behind growth mindsets, helping colleagues to understand where it comes from, why it works and how it connects to our understanding of the brain.

Session Two: Using Language to Promote Growth Mindsets
We will begin our detailed exploration of practical matters by focusing on language. This is the basis of any drive to develop growth mindsets among students. We will examine a wide range of strategies teachers can use to embed growth mindset practice in their teaching. We will also look at likely student responses and how to manage these for greatest impact.

Session Three: Changing Student Perceptions
Here we will think about mistakes and failure: asking how we can change student perceptions around these. Our focus falls on the different practical techniques and activities we can use to minimise students’ fear of failure and to help change their attitudes to mistake-making, taking them from negative to positive.

Session Four: Targeted Effort, Embracing Challenge and Metacognition: Practical Strategies
We will conclude the day by attending to the final three practical areas of growth mindsets, spending equal time on each. Colleagues will gain access to a selection of classroom tools they can take away and use to supplement the work they do around language and mistakes. In particular, there will be a focus on how student self-perceptions can be altered through judicious use of carefully selected teaching techniques.

We anticipate that this course will be in high demand.

***Please register as soon as possible and by Monday 14 May at the latest.*** 

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