"Eight teachers including our Principal from our small, PK-Grade 8 religious school in northwestern Wisconsin took a "Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support" course through SCT during spring/summer of 2013. As a result of the course, we learned much about PBIS and now we are continuing to develop and plan to implement a PBIS system. The instructor, Tammy Berg, worked with us along the way, and was extremely flexible in allowing us to work on many of the course projects as a team. Thank you Tammy! Looking forward to more professional development coursework with you in the future!"

Building Growth Mindsets in the Classroom

Print Based Course Printed Course


When students and educators have a growth mindset, they understand that intelligence can be developed and this in turn has powerful ramifications on student motivation, learning, and school success. In the classroom, students with this mindset focus on improvement instead of worrying about how smart they are. They work hard to learn more and get smarter. This course examines the idea that students who learn this mindset show greater motivation in school, better grades, and higher test scores. Specifically, this course will investigate this mindset with tools such as a planning template, a step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and “look-fors” for adopting differentiated, responsive instruction that teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. This course also includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents and other stakeholders. The projected outcome of this course is to provide classroom teachers with the knowledge, understanding, and methodologies needed to promote the growth mindset in order to build a culture of success and increase student achievement.
Instructor: Tammy Berg
Phone: 715-387-4653
Email: info@sctgradclasses.com

A sample syllabus, course objectives, or lesson overviews are available by contacting the instructor.

SCHOOL CREDITS SESSION/DATES COURSE SPECIFICATIONS COURSE FORMAT MORE INFO REGISTRATION
Colorado State University - Pueblo 3 Spring-Summer-Fall ED 501 (Special Topic Course) Print Based
University of Sioux Falls 3 Enroll Anytime
(6 months to complete)
EDU529A.1 Print Based
QC denotes "Quarter Credits" • 5 Quarter Credits = 3.33 Semester Credits • 4 Quarter Credits = 2.67 Semester Credits