Presenters: Dr. Emily Mofield, Dr. Megan Parker Peters
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.4 

Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1  

Did you know you can actually “grow” intelligence? Learn how mindset plays a vital role in your students’ academic and professional potential.

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Perspective is everything—especially when it comes to reaching one’s full potential! Learn how fixed and growth mindsets impact your students’ trajectories, and how to motivate students to actualize potential.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • 10 ready-to-use activities to promote a growth mindset 
  • How to give meaningful praise
  • The art of effective feedback
  • How to normalize the struggle of learning
  • How to celebrate mistakes with your students

Presenter Bio

Dr. Emily Mofield  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 Dr. Megan Parker Peters) on mindsets, perfectionism, and underachievement was recognized with the prestigious international Hollingworth Award (NAGC, 2016). 

Dr. Megan Parker Peters, 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 Dr. Emily Mofield) on mindsets, perfectionism, and underachievement was recognized with the prestigious international Hollingworth Award (NAGC, 2016).  

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46 reviews for Mindsets Matter – Guiding All Students to Achieve Potential (for Gen Ed Teachers)

  1. Martin – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Good ideas on instilling the growth mindset.

  2. Ashley – New Lexington City Schools (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the strategies I could incorporate into my classroom that will benefit my gifted, advanced, and all other levels of students to enrich growth mindset.

  3. Laura – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)


  4. Casey – New Lexington City Schools (verified owner)

    This course really hits home with my students. I will definitely be using some of these strategies.

  5. Kelly – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    Provides examples to use in the classroom to promote a Growth Mindset in the classroom.

  6. Jan – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    For those who are not familiar with growth mindset and it’s impact, this is a good intro. If you are interested in this topic you can check out the work of Angela Duckworth “Grit” as well

  7. Jane – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    This is a basic introduction to Growth Mindset.

  8. Melida – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful with understanding why fixed and growth mindsets do matter when it comes to students reaching potential.

  9. Demi – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    great course

  10. Griselda – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    great information

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