Course Description

The beliefs we hold about intelligence directly influence our ability to learn, think critically and our level of achievement. In this class you will learn the difference between a growth mindset (belief that anyone’s intelligence can develop through hard work and perseverance) and a fixed mindset (belief that intelligence is assigned and can’t be increased). Also, you will find ways to foster a growth mindset in yourself, your students and their parents. These changes will positively impact the learning of every student regardless of subject, age or past performance. Grades K-12.


Thank you for both classes this summer! I love having classes that are completely applicable and relevant to my classroom!

—-Summer 2017 Student

I took this class as a requirement for my continuing teaching license. This has been the most engaged and excited I have been about a continuing ed class for quite a few years. Thank you for your feedback and assignments.

---Spring 2017 Student

I can’t wait to get back to school and share my learning with my colleagues. I’m so excited to start my school year with some very powerful lessons and activities that will set up a great culture in our classroom! There isn’t one thing specifically I am most excited to try- it’s everything! Thank you for the wonderful resources and feedback throughout the class. I truly enjoyed it and think this is one of the best classes I have taken!

---Summer 2016 Student


Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in

Section Title
Growth Mindset Teaching: You Can Do It
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $660.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

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

Refund Policy: Withdrawal requests 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 at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Mandatory) Mindsets in the classroom: Building a culture of success and student achievement in schools by Ricci, M. © 2013 Waco, TX: Prufrock Press
  • Textbook (Mandatory) Ready-to-use resources for mindsets in the classroom: Everything educators need for school success by Ricci. M. © 2015 Waco, TX: Prufrock Press
Required fields are indicated by .