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The new name for this dynamic online professional development reflects the goals and outcomes of educator participation. Educators will learn how to adopt a growth mindset for themselves through reflective activities and collaboration with peers. In addition, educators are empowered with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to become agents of change in their classrooms, in turn becoming "Growth Mindset Makers" of their students. Learn more about the MindsetMaker™!
Just over four years ago, my friend and I were meeting to collaborate on fifth grade lesson plans for the following week. She had just returned from a conference, and before I could even ask how it was, she began talking. In her excited pitch, I caught the words book, mindset, Carol Dweck, research, ability, brain, intelligence, fixed, and growth.
The fact that I am a hopeless book addict and brain-research freak had nothing to do with what I did next…honestly. Rather, what caused my next action was the fact that as my friend was conveying her newly-discovered knowledge, it was as if these random dots in my head were illuminating and connecting—slowly, deliberately, and beautifully.