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Growth Mindset Master Class


Move past the social media myths and misunderstandings about Growth Mindsets and discover how to make an enduring difference to your students' learning.

In this masterclass, you will explore the Mindset Continuum, gaining new insights and a powerful toolkit of classroom strategies that will develop your students' Mindsets.

Professor Carol Dweck has spent a large part of her career demonstrating the critical importance of a Growth Mindset in student learning and achievement. She has shown how our Mindset guides our responses to challenges, mistakes, the development of our abilities, and whether we are open to feedback.

Over the past few years, schools have rushed to embrace her research... with mixed results.

In this powerful workshop, you will discover why so many of our current school-based Growth Mindset interventions have failed. Most importantly, you will discover how to implement strategies that work!


The Mindset Continuum

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This realisation shifts our focus away from teaching about an understanding of Mindset, as if it were a topic, to teaching for the development of a Growth Mindset. The Mindset Continuum allows us to focus on strategies that help our students to become more growth oriented.

This course shows you how to create positive Mindset Movers that nudge students along the Mindset Continuum. As we move students along the continuum, they improve their critical learning behaviours, develop a more growth-oriented Mindset, and become better learners.

As Professor Carol Dweck has noted, "A Growth Mindset is not a declaration, it's a journey." A journey that takes place along the Mindset Continuum.












The Growth Mindset Masterclass is an online course supported by 5 live webinars of an hour each.

The online part of the course includes significant resources including video lessons, readings and activities which you to complete at your own pace. The live webinars allow you to come together to ask questions, discuss classroom applications and take your learning to an even deeper level.

You will maintain access to the online resources for 12 months.

Topics covered include:

Backstories – "The" Growth Mindset Strategy

At the heart of all successful Growth Mindset strategies is the idea of recognising, valuing, and creating a person's backstory – the process that developed their talents and abilities. We unpack the five truths about talent and explore how misunderstanding talent can create a Fixed Mindset.

How We Change Mindsets

Our Mindset comprises our most deeply held beliefs about ourselves. Explore how we came to hold these beliefs and the three key strategies to change them.

Growth Mindset and Growth

A Growth Mindset is not growth; it is simply the understanding that growth is possible. It is also an invitation to grow, and the foundation of the Agile Learner. Learn how to teach your students to engage in the learning process more effectively to "raise the bar".

Mistakes, Practise and Effort

We will investigate classroom strategies that change the way we help students understand and engage in the learning process. You will learn to recognise the four different types of effort, strategies to encourage your students to engage in Effective Effort, and how to praise effort appropriately.

Assessment for a Growth Mindset

Explore all aspects of assessment for the development of a Growth Mindset. Discover how to change the meaning we attach to assessment, how to focus on and value growth, and the behaviours that lead to growth.

Nudges – Creating Positive Mindset Movers

At the core of this course is the creation of your Growth Mindset Style Guide. This guide will enable you to overcome the influence of the False Mindset, so you consistently fill your classroom with positive Mindset Movers.


Changing Mindsets

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Social media is full of myths and misunderstandings about Mindsets (watch the video), leading to ineffective Growth Mindset interventions.

This course takes you beyond the snappy yet flawed catchphrases and rules to reveal how you can develop your own Growth Mindset Style Guide. It will even challenge you to change your own Mindset.

For schools adopting a whole-school approach, the Master Class will show you how to develop a culture that systemically supports the development of a Growth Mindset amongst your staff, students and the wider community.


About Mr. James Anderson

James AndersonJames Anderson is a speaker, author and educator who is passionate about helping educators develop more thoughtful students. Originally a teacher and school leader, for the past 20 years, James has been working with schools to make classrooms more thoughtful places. He challenges teachers to think deeply about their own Mindsets and how their beliefs are communicated to students in often subtle and unintended ways.

In his 2018 book, The Agile Learner he skillfully combines three key areas of research: Growth Mindset, Habits of Mind, and Practice to create the concept of the agile learner. He is the creator of the Mindset Continuum which gives educators a deep understanding of their role in nurturing a more growth-oriented mindset in their students. His work is both practical and powerful, providing the tools teachers need to ensure their students not only understand they are capable of growth but also understand how to go about achieving that growth! A Certified Speaking Professional and sort after presenter James engages and empowers educators around the world.


Registration Details

Topic: Growth Mindset

Trainer: Mr James Anderson

Dates & Time:

Session 1: Thursday 1 July 2021, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Session 2: Thursday 8 July 2021, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Session 3: Thursday 15 July 2021, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Session 4: Thursday 22 July 2021, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Session 5: Thursday 29 July 2021, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

The time stated are in Singapore time GMT+8

Closing date: 28 May 2021 Friday

Click Here to Register for July 2021 Intake


Workshop Fee:

S$300.00 per participant. The fee is subject to GST and includes all training materials.

Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration

If your school or cluster is keen to conduct this as an in-house programme, please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.