This course is designed to introduce teachers to the importance of Carol Dweck’s work on mindset. The course will use the book- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In the book, Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. The course is targeted for educators in the K-12 grade levels, including special education, administration, and instructional coaches.
To earn course credit, read the book and engage in one of the five assignment choices to share your learning. Book studies allow you to read engaging researched-based books and consider how to incorporate the concepts into your own practice.
Discussion options are also part of the classroom so that you can discuss your learning with teachers from all over the world.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Define Grit and describe how to effectively use it in the classroom.
Define Mindset and describe how to effectively use it in the classroom.
Summarize attitudes about the terms Grit and Mindset in education.
Develop a mission/vision statement related to how the concept of Grit and Mindset plays a role in instruction.
This course is scheduled for 45 hours. Work at your own pace and schedule. You can stop in the middle of a lesson and pick up from where you left off at another time.
Requirements - choose one option
Read then write one journal entry per module (4 total) sharing how you will use the information in your classroom or teaching. Journal entries should be at least 150 words.
Develop a poster, presentation, or paper that describes the fundamentals of the topic.
Student created activity- you choose an activity that you will benefit from the most. Send an email proposal to the instructor for approval first.
Discussions and participation.
Write 4 chapter summaries from your favorite chapters.
This course does require that you use a book. Please purchase or borrow a copy to use.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
ISBN # 9780345472328