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This course provides busy educators with practical, easy-to-use theory based strategies for staying mentally and physically well while taking an in depth examination of mindsets. Participants will explore and learn strategies and create lessons to not only implement into a classroom but into their everyday life! Growth mindsets are responsible for increases in student achievement and efficacy. This course takes a look at mindsets from different perspectives (teachers, students, parents and coaches).

Teaching is an incredibly hard, but rewarding profession. Today, educators and school professionals are recognizing the importance and value of incorporating mindsets and mindfulness into classrooms across all grades and contents. Growth mindsets help to increase student achievement in the classroom. The research proven and theories behind the benefits of mindfulness are endless! In order to be an effective teacher one must bring their best selves into the classroom on a daily basis. Mindset Matters - Strengthening the Heart and Mind strives to provide educators with a growth mindset to improve happiness and relieve stress for both teachers and students. Participants in the course will learn how to incorporate activities to apply the benefits of mindsets in their classroom and their everyday life.

• Madonna University EDU 5830.57 • Notre Dame College ED 553 M •

The required text for this course is

Mindset: Changing the way you think to fulfill your potential, by Carol Dweck

ISBN-10: 147213995X


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Course Schedule

  • 1/10/23 - 4/11/23
  • 3/14/23 - 6/13/23
  • 5/9/23 - 8/8/23
  • 7/11/23 - 10/10/23
  • 9/12/23 - 12/12/23
  • 11/14/23 - 2/13/24

Introduction

  • Introduce your self to instructor
  • Familiarize yourself with course content and expectations

Module One: The Mindsets

  • Define mindset
  • Examine the importance of how we process and reprocess the events of our lives.
  • Create activities that support a growth mindset for teachers and students.
  • Discover how mindset affects health.

Module Two: Inside the Mindsets

  • Look into the two mindsets: Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
  • Explore effort
  • Define failure

Module Three: Ability and Accomplishments

  • School Achievement
  • Praise and Positive Labels
  • Negative Labels

Module Four: The Mindset of a Champion

  • Character
  • Success
  • Failure
  • Taking charge of success
  • The Natural

Module Five: Leadership

  • Leadership and the Fixed Mindset
  • Are Leaders born or made?
  • Growth vs. Fixed Leaders
  • Organizational Mindsets

Module Six: Creating Strong Relationships; Changing Behavior and Thinking

  • Relationship building among colleagues, administrators and students.
  • Collaboration with peers and students.

Module Seven: Parents, Teachers and Coaches

  • What makes a great teacher?
  • Coaches - Mindset to Winning
  • Parents - The role they play

Module Eight: Changing Mindsets

  • Nature of Change
  • Opening Yourself up to Growth
  • The Journey to a Growth Mindset
  • Mindset and Willpower
  • Helping a child change their mindset

Module Nine: Learning From Adversity and Trauma -Environmental Factors

  • Trauma affects behavior in students and colleagues.
  • Trauma-induced behaviors.
  • Teacher-student and teacher-teacher interactions.

Module Ten: Teacher and Student Wellness

  • Determine wellness opportunities for teachers and students to choose from to meet their individual needs.
  • Learn strategies to facilitate long-term behavior and lifestyle changes
  • Determine how to effectively manage time.
  • Identify personal obstacles to productivity through a self-assessment of personal time management practices and habits.
  • Identify and record personal goals and priorities.
Objectives
  • Examine the importance of how we process and reprocess the events of our lives
  • Create activities that support a growth mindset for teachers and students.
  • Discover how mindset affects health and well being
  • Develop strategies to help students and teachers better comprehend and manage their emotions in all content areas
  • Design implementation strategies for SEL in the classroom and out of classroom
  • Understand how trauma affects behavior in students and colleagues.
  • Learn how to respond appropriately to trauma-induced behaviors.
  • Create a cultural shift in both teacher-student and teacher-teacher interactions.
  • Determine wellness opportunities for teachers and students to choose from to meet their individual needs.
  • Learn strategies to facilitate long-term behavior and lifestyle changes
  • Examine the importance of relationship building among colleagues, administrators and students.
  • Develop ideas on how to successfully collaborate with peers and students.
  • Implement strategies to help students make responsible decisions.
  • Determine how to effectively manage time.
  • Identify personal obstacles to productivity through a self-assessment of personal time management practices and habits.
  • Identify and record personal goals and priorities.
Partner Universities

Our Partners are well-established regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities, recognized for academic excellence and their commitment to teachers.

Important Information

Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.

On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.

It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.  

Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner. 

Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI. 

Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information. 

Student Academic Integrity
Participants guarantee that all academic class work is original. Any academic dishonesty or plagiarism (to take ideas, writings, etc. from another and offer them as one's own), is a violation of student academic behavior standards as outlined by our partnering colleges and universities and is subject to academic disciplinary action.