Growth Mindset for Educator Teams

Teachers who have opportunities for sustained, ongoing professional development that is linked to classroom practices are more likely to see meaningful changes in their practices.

Number of lessons 7
Designed for Educator Teams
Time to complete 90 min

Topic 1: Growth Mindset Professional Development Materials

Access materials to lead a professional learning community around implementing growth mindset practices.

Course overview: Growth Mindset for Educator Teams

Learn about the Growth Mindset for Educator Teams course, how you may want to use it, and what will be covered.

5-session professional learning series

This 5-session professional development series helps teams of educators develop the skills needed to implement growth mindset practices. Each session is one hour long and covers a topic from the Growth Mindset for Teachers Course.

Professional development activities and resources

This page provides a list of downloadable professional development activities and resources.

Topic 2: Growth Mindset Outreach Materials

Example materials you can use to introduce growth mindset and a professional learning series to your colleagues.

30-minute growth mindset PowerPoint presentation

Use these materials to give an introductory talk on growth mindset research. This section also includes several templates you can use to invite attendance at a talk or to join in a professional development series.

Growth mindset brochure invitation template

This downloadable Word document is a brochure template you can use to create a handout for inviting teachers to participate in a growth mindset professional development sessions.

Email invitation

This email template provides suggested language for inviting teachers to a growth mindset professional learning series.

Press release

A customizable template to use for sharing a press release regarding your growth mindset initiative.

Topic 3: Strategies for Successful Implementation

Learn some strategies for successful implementation of this course.

The importance of ongoing professional development

Review research evidence showing that teachers are most effective at changing their practices when they have time, opportunities to practice, feedback, and institutional support.

Where to start?

See suggestions for how long and how frequently learning teams should meet, what size group is best, and how to expand to your whole school or organization.

Implementation stories - Working with teacher teams

Read an interview with Ann Szekely, Director of the 8/9 Teacher Network to hear her experience facilitating professional development with teachers in Chicago Public Schools.

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