"I now know how to use growth mindset to discuss emotions and failure. This workshop made me think about my biofeedback and creating positive growth-oriented pathways. I learned how to use this information in a real classroom setting."
– Taylor, Leading Edge Chicago Teacher
The Mindset Neuroscience Podcast
Get in-depth research + science-based strategies on how to: cultivate growth mindset, avoid the dangers of the 'mindset hype', and how to foster psychological safety as a foundation for learning, creativity and innovation.
Topics include: The dangers of growth mindset as a buzzword, how to increase executive functioning, self-regulation, how to be more authentic when teaching growth mindset, the science of trust-building, and so much more!
a scholarship for one of my upcoming workshops (can be attended in person or live stream),
or a scholarship for my online course (Mindset StarterKit).
How to Teach the Science of Mindset
Online Course (the "Mindset Starter Kit")
For people who love the idea of growth mindset but who are worried they don't have the training to "teach it".
All those cheesy posters and slogans about growth mindset? You don't need to use them. (and also, they don't work.)
Here's a better idea: Teach the actual SCIENCE of how brains learn, how mindsets get formed, and how to get people to self-reflect and start doing the things they need to do to make changes and solve problems.
Haven't seen much change after people hear about growth mindset? There's a reason for that.
Most growth mindset "training" skims the surface of what actually drives human behavior. Worse, most of it focuses immediately on 'performance' and results - which actually defeats the long-term, life-changing power of mindset.
This is not about trying to convince people - it's about deep insights into our subconscious programming, and what it takes to build trust and be an authentic leader. That's how we create change.
If you're looking for quick fixes and 'growth mindset activities', this training is not for you. If you're still reading, and want something more than buzzwords and gimmicks... welcome!
Institute for Mindset, Resilience & Innovation ('train-the-trainer')
A six-month personal & group coaching intensive to help you gain “fluency” in neuroscience and take your career to a new level with a neuroscience-based initiative, project or public speaking.
The 2018 cohort is now FULL.
(and it's the best group EVER! We have doctors, business consultants, PhD grads, adult educators from France, Spain, San Francisco, Minnesota, Vancouver, and more!)
If you want to bring a more science-based foundation of growth mindset to your organization (including grant-writing, professional development), and you have strong presentation skills, I would LOVE to learn more about you!
Click the button below and use the contact form on that page to send me a few details about your current work and what you would like to get out of the program. (The next cohort will possibly start November 2018).
"I learned how important it is to understand growth mindsets, and learned how to help my students. Something I plan to apply after attending this workshop is “Neuroscience Mondays” and giving students a new aspect to learn about each week and reflect on."
– teacher, Chicago IL
Calgary French School Board
Two-hour trainings to veteran and new teachers to create buy-in for incorporating neuroscience information and growth mindset concepts into classroom. (multiple schools: two elementary, one middle school and one high school).
Teachers implemented suggested activities to lower fear of mistakes, highlight self-transcendent purpose, and cultivate co- and self-regulation. Teachers created ‘peace corners’ for students, routines for meditation and mindfulness and reported improved behavior among students. Principal revamped discipline system and professional development to include social emotional learning.
Horizon Science Academy
School-wide, full-day training devoted to Growth Mindset, Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation
Teachers initiated a Professional Learning Community devoted to Growth Mindset. PLC members incorporated brain-science backed criteria into their classrooms and developed lesson plans focused on celebrating mistakes and learning about the brain. This PLC currently uses the Mindset StarterKit to help guide discussions and get strategies for the classroom.
Custom professional development two-day training focused on social and emotional learning and growth mindset - for parent educators (staff who lead workshops for parents).
Parent educators took material and curriculum from training and developed and delivered their own workshops for parents and teachers at several schools. Spanish SEL & Growth Mindset curriculum and pre-/post-surveys developed specifically for parent education program.
ONSITE TRAINING & CONSULTING
"[...] fabulous, helpful, thought-provoking, growth-oriented training. I benefited more from this experience than I have from whole classes on brain development, entire textbooks on brain research and multiday educational conferences. I know I am a better teacher for this morning’s experience. Heartfelt thanks."
- Michele, public school teacher, Kansas City MO