Course Description

Mindset has been shown to increase five research-driven attitudes: optimism, persistence, flexibility, resilience, and empathy. This course combines research-psychological, neurological, and pedagogical, with practical classroom aids. You will learn specific strategies to use in your classroom to improve and affect change and see students reach achievable growth. Learn to implement the five attitudes in the classroom-these qualities make the difference between a child who has a fixed or growth mindset, one who is career and college ready, and one who is not. Learn how to create a welcoming, high-perfoming classroom where all students love to learn, and are engaged for success. The power of mindset is examined as an instrument for change, with an emphasis on how to positively impact students living in poverty.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Creating a Mindset for Learning
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

A Mindset for Learning: Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth by Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz, Heinemann, ISBN: 978-0325062884

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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