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

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How This On Demand Course Works

Optional Graduate Credit

EDDU 9958


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