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One-Day Workshop:
Mindsets for Learning: Teaching Strategies for Joyful, Independent Growth

Presented by Kristine Mraz

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It seems like the phrase "growth mindset" is everywhere these days, but how do you create and cultivate a growth-oriented mindset in your classroom or school? More importantly, how do we do this authentically and meaningfully for ourselves and the children we teach?

Kristi grappled with this question in her own classroom, and with the teachers she works with across the country. Through their work together, Kristi has developed research based instructional strategies that help children and adults develop the mindsets needed to be joyful, independent learners, no matter what the challenge.

In this one-day workshop, based on her book, A Mindset for Learning (co-authored with Christine Hertz), Kristi will share with you the myriad of ways small changes throughout our days can reap huge rewards in the way children think and talk about themselves and challenges. Participants will walk away armed with actionable, easy-to-implement strategies to begin effecting immediate and impactful change. This work will be woven into existing classroom structures like read aloud, small group work, and reflective shares to demonstrate it is not teaching more, but changing how we teach that carries the biggest impact. Charts, tools, and other resources will be shared to help the classroom experience come alive, and to create a vision of what is possible in any school. This day is an opportunity to explore and deepen our understanding of one of the most powerful tools we can help children develop: a joyful, independent, growth-oriented mindset.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the research that supports the importance and value of a growth mindset
  • Reflect and analyze our own mindsets as participants
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how classroom environment impacts student mindsets
  • Learn methods for cultivating growth-oriented mindsets through storytelling, read alouds, focus lessons in any subject area, goal setting, and reflection
  • Design lessons to use in your classroom or school
  • Explore resources and discover new materials to bring a fresh perspective to your school

About the Presenter

Kristi Mraz is coauthor (with Alison Porcelli and Cheryl Tyler) of Purposeful Play, the book that helps you make play an integral part of your teaching. Her previous title is the bestselling A Mindset for Learning (coauthored with Christine Hertz), which provides practical and compelling strategies for cultivating optimism, flexibility, and empathy alongside traditional academic skills. She is also coauthor (with Marjorie Martinelli) of Smarter Charts and Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Kristi is a teacher in the New York City area. In addition to writing and teaching, she consults in schools across the country. You can follow all of her adventures on Twitter @MrazKristine or

Who Should Attend?

Classroom teachers in grades PreK–5, literacy coaches, special educators, reading and language art specialists, and administrators and curriculum coordinators.


8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.


The cost of this workshop is $249.00 per person. If you register 3 or more participants at the same time the cost is $239.00 per person.

Early Bird Special!

Registrations must be received by September 18, 2018 to qualify for the early bird rate of $209 per person.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

10/19/2018 - Emeryville, CA
11/29/2018 - Albany, NY

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