Motivation, Mindset and Grit: Practical, Proven Strategies to Increase Learning, Grades K-12

Online Course

Course Objective/Goals

This online course is organized around video clips of a seminar by experienced educator, consultant, and national trainer Catherine Wilson. You will learn dozens of practical ways to address the challenges of working with a diverse range of students and how you can help them achieve greater motivation, grit, determination, and perseverance.

You’ll receive practical tips, strategies, instructional techniques and activities to help students develop a positive growth mindset and a stronger capacity to actively engage in the learning process. Learn to help students understand the importance effort and how to persevere through obstacles to increase academic and personal achievement. Gain insight from the latest scientific research on how students learn and what you can do to strengthen your classroom teaching.

You will learn how to:

  • Help your students take greater responsibility for their own learning and experience increased success in your classroom
  • Incorporate easy-to-use mindset and grit lessons to counter learned helplessness that affects many of today’s students
  • Build positive, trusting relationships with students and create a learning community where students not only want to put forth their maximum efforts but enjoy learning
  • Apply research-based instructional techniques that build grit by providing scaffolding while supporting your students in overcoming learned helplessness, making progress academically and learning new skills

Watch an excerpt from this course:

How This On Demand Course Works

Optional Graduate Credit

EDDU 9958


"The content of the course is excellent and relevant to all student ages and abilities. It is something I will be able to use when I go back to the classroom to help my students. The teacher was knowledgeable and presented the material clearly and accurately."

              - B. Cole

"I loved this course! I got a ton of great ideas from it and I hope I can implement them in my own class."

              - O. Hickman

"This was an exceptional course. I knew about growth mindset and social emotional learning  but this brought it to whole new level."

              - T. Lucas

"This was my first experience with an on-line course through BER. I found it to be an easy format to follow and conducive to my busy schedule. I was able to complete it at my convenience and picked up on some great strategies that I am looking forward to using in my classroom to inspire and promote grit."

              - D. Baraty

"Content was some of the best I have ever seen in PD and was simple and easy to follow yet timely and strategies able to be put to use right away in the classroom. Thank you for attacking this topic. I can't wait to implement some of these strategies with my students. I will be starting the year with a whole new mindset myself that I hope will transfer to my students."

              - M. Snetsinger


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