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Growth Mindset

Boosting Student Motivation and Achievement

7.5 Professional Development Hours

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"The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life" - Carol Dweck

Growth mindset is linked to higher test scores and increased student well-being.

Many students come to school with a fixed mindset meaning they believe their intelligence, talents, and skills can’t be developed and they cannot grow or change. This belief profoundly affects the way students engage in school and their success in life.

When students adopt a growth mindset, they view challenges as opportunities to progress toward their desired outcomes. Students who believe they can develop their talents and abilities see roadblocks and critical feedback as methods to gather information they could use to help themselves learn.

Our Growth Mindset training gives you the implementation blueprint for how to teach a growth mindset curriculum.

Teaching students how to “productively” struggle and the value of grit and determination is critical in today’s world. As I’ve observed and helped implement growth mindset in classrooms, I’ve seen students’ attitudes improve and the overall culture of the classroom and school increase.

In this workshop, we show you how to talk about the research and make it bite-sized and relevant for students. And then we GIVE you the exact lesson plans, activities, and visuals you need to take these concepts to your classroom and empower your students the very next day.

Growth Mindset Workshop Schedule

Session 1: 9:00-10:00 AM CST
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
Session 2: 10:00-11:00 AM CST
Grit, Drive, Determination, & Effort
Session 3: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM CST
Productive Struggle
Session 4: 12:00-12:45 PM CST
Growth-Based Grading
Break: 12:45-1:15 PM CST
Session 5: 1:15-2:15 PM CST
Dangers of Praise & Lables
Session 6: 2:15-3:15 PM CST
Embracing Failure & Feedback
Session 7: 3:15-4:15 PM CST
Growth Mindset Model Lessons
Session 8: 4:15-5:00 PM CST
Reflection & Discussion

I've seen entire classrooms and schools adopt a growth mindset practice, and it has transformed the school culture into one that promotes positivity, happiness, and the value of growing.

Students engage in productive struggle and feel safe taking risks.

Students today don’t easily demonstrate grit and resilience. Many tend to give up when they have to endure something difficult. Teaching students to enjoy challenges, exert effort, and overcome obstacles builds their confidence.

Help students download new belief systems and remove old, limiting ones.

Once students understand their emotions, we can direct them toward actions that build their resiliency and determination while also improving their overall well-being and academic performance.

Understand the neuroplasticity of the brain.

Our brains are malleable and with effort and persistence it can learn new skills. The brain “grows” when people learn new things, and, like muscles, it needs a challenge to truly benefit.

Failure is an opportunity for growth.

Learning from mistakes needs to become normal. When we shy away from challenges because we are afraid to fail, we inhibit our ability to grow. Recognizing faults and improving them helps students tap into their full potential.

How to begin...


Secure your spot in our desired Strobel Education workshop by registering.


Engage with in-depth learning resources and practical teachings during the workshop.


Apply the knowledge and skills gained from the workshop in your educational setting for effective results.

In this virtual live workshop, you and your staff will learn:

Structured Practices for Embracing a Growth Mindset

We’ll cover how to talk to students about what growth mindset it, why it’s important, and how we can change our brains.

Structured Growth Mindset Mini-Lessons

You’ll leave with a whole set of grade-level specific mini-lessons you can implement immediately.

How to implement and maximize the provided Growth Mindset resources

We’ll step you through our Growth Mindset resources and give you practical ways to implement the provided lessons, activities, and videos in your instruction.

Our Growth Mindset Workshop and Curriculum is for :

  • Elementary Teachers
  • Secondary Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Curriculum Coordinators

Here's what's included in this workshop:

Modeled Mini-Lessons

We model how to teach the mini-lessons and how to differentiate them for elementary and secondary students.

Digital Resource Bundle

Get access to digital anchor charts, videos, printable worksheets, writing prompts, and more.

Professional Development Credit

Meet your PD requirements while learning how growth mindset can promote both academic and personal student success.

Live Chat Support from Dr. Kristie Ennis

Join the interactive experience and get live feedback and answers to your questions throughout the training.

7 Days of Replay Access

Can’t attend the workshop live? Watch the replay at a later time and still receive all the fabulous resources inside this workshop.

Meet Your Workshop Instructor:

Dr. Kristie Ennis

Dr. Kristie Ennis is a Strobel Education consultant, a national board-certified teacher (ELA/YA), and a college English instructor.

She specializes in helping educators gather meaningful data to inform their instructional decisions and providing customized real-time coaching for schools implementing Standards-Based Grading in their classrooms.

Dr. Ennis combines her many years of classroom experience, instructional coaching, and consulting with dozens of schools across the country to provide training that is research-based, interactive, and responsive to the current needs of educators.

Here’s what teachers and administrators are saying about this workshop:

This was one of the best trainings in education I have been to. Informative, Resourceful, Energetic, and Positive!

Deb Bachman
Elkhart Community Schools

I love how this workshop touches so many grade levels. Everything presented can be used right away and can be changed/tweaked to meet all grade levels. Kim is genuine and really motivates people. I love the modeling. I also appreciate the resources.

Denise Boring

Trusted by top organizations, schools, and businesses:

Productive struggle helps students authentically engage with their learning.

Let’s infuse our classrooms with strategies that get our students’ embracing a growth mindset while learning and growing.

Frequently Asked Questions

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While it’s great to attend live to get any questions you may have answered, you will have access to the training for 30 days.

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