Presenters: Dr. Emily Mofield,  Sumner County Schools in Tennessee & Dr. Megan Parker Peters,  Lipscomb University, TN
Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

“Mindset” is a buzzword among educators, but many of us are holding onto misconceptions about mindset, its use, and its power. Join presenters Dr. Emily Mofield and Dr. Megan Parker Peters as they share a broadened view of psychosocial variables, including mindset, and how these play a role in talent development. 

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Why do some students shy away from challenges while others can’t wait for more? Gain insight and skills to help you prepare your students for high levels of achievement. When you equip your students with the right mindset, they’ll be able to face fierce competition, setbacks, and all of life’s challenges.

In this 1-hour course you will learn: 

  • Motivational factors that influence student achievement
  • Ten classroom activities that teach and promote growth mindset
  • How mindset applies to talent development
  • Myths and Misconceptions of mindset
  • Learning is a lifelong journey. Help your students embrace a love of learning rather than a fear of failure.

Emily Mofield, Ed.D., is the lead consulting teacher for gifted education for Sumner County Schools in Tennessee. Prior to this position, she taught as a gifted education language arts middle school teacher for 10 years. Emily regularly presents professional development on effective differentiation for advanced learners and ways to practically address gifted students’ unique social-emotional needs. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Language Arts and has been recognized as the Tennessee Association for Gifted Children Teacher of the Year. She has co-authored the Vanderbilt PTY Advanced ELA curriculum series (with Tamra Stambaugh through Prufrock Press) which have won numerous NAGC curriculum awards (2012, 2015, 2016). She is actively involved in the Curriculum Studies Network with NAGC and also has authored several published manuscripts about perfectionism, overexcitabilities, social-emotional needs of gifted students, and curriculum design.  Most recently, her research (with Megan Parker Peters) on mindsets, perfectionism, and underachievement was recognized with the prestigious international Hollingworth Award (NAGC, 2016).

Megan Parker Peters, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Teacher Assessment at Lipscomb University. She is co-editor of the National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC) Teaching for High Potential publication and is on the board of the Tennessee Association for the Gifted. She serves as the Early Childhood Network Chair for the National Association for Gifted Children. Her current research interests include examining the impact of perfectionism on coping and underachievement, the relationships among socioemotional factors and giftedness, and the academic and external factors that predict student success. Most recently, her research (with Emily Mofield) on mindsets, perfectionism, and underachievement was recognized with the prestigious international Hollingworth Award (NAGC, 2016).

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60 reviews for Mindsets Matter in Talent Development – Nurturing a Growth Mindset in Gifted Students (for GT Teachers)

  1. Jamie – WESTERVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    This course has a lot of good information

  2. Veronica – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

    Good information about growth mindset

  3. Elaine – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    Great course!

  4. Heath – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I liked the way the strategies were explained.

  5. Stacy – Private Pay (verified owner)

    The suggestions to use in the classroom to help promote growth mindset were very helpful.

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  8. Maria – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    Good strategies to foster growth mindset.

  9. Thomas – PLANO ISD (verified owner)

    Worth the hour.

  10. Amy – CLEBURNE ISD (verified owner)

    It was easy to follow and well organized.

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