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The Growth Mindset and Appreciative Inquiry: Getting the Best from Your Students and Getting Them to Believe in Themselves

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

This course will educate participants on the difference of a fixed or growth mindset, and how Appreciative Inquiry (AI) can cultivate the classroom environment into a place of risk taking and success. Participants will learn about their own mindset and how it impacts students, as well as techniques for evaluating the growth mindset, strategies for reframing failures to successes, and devising lesson plans with the growth mindset in mind. Participants will also learn about Appreciative Inquiry and how it is among the growing trend of approaches to human development and organizational change. Focus on the power of positive question and imagery, sharing stories, and implementation of Dr. David Cooperrider’s 4-D cycle will be reviewed, along with implementation strategies. Participants will leave the course understanding how to create a dynamic classroom that fosters growth and compassion; that will create bonds with students to push them further and increase test scores.

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine current research in the area of the growth mindset and Appreciative Inquiry (NBPTS 3,4,5)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for effective teaching using the growth mindset and Appreciative Inquiry (NBPTS 1,3,4,5)
  3. To analyze current growth mindset and Appreciative Inquiry methods in order to create engaged practices to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4,5)
  4. To explore possible applications of the growth mindset and Appreciative Inquiry models in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4,5)
  5. To synthesize best practice growth mindset and Appreciative Inquiry research and classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4,5)


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Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

09/23/19 - 10/20/19 Online
Sept 23 - Oct 20, 2019
Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.

09/30/19 - 10/19/19
Benjamin Elementary School
Bloomington, IL
Sept 30, Oct 03, 05, 07, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 2019
Mon/Thurs 4:00pm-9:00pm; Sat 8:00am-1:00pm
11/22/19 - 12/14/19
Lincoln-Way West High School
New Lenox, IL
Nov 22, 23, Dec 06, 07, 13, 14, 2019
Fri 4:00pm-9:00pm; Sat 8:00am-6:00pm